My two younger kids, both girls, are a bit melodramatic over a bump on the toe.
So when they come to me with what is not even classed as an injury, I offer to chop their limbs off.
Pretty classic response, parents have been using it for centuries. (I just made that up).
When my daughter came to me with a two week old dried up scratch I offered to chop her arm off.
Then she rolled her eyes and said “it hurts.”
I said, “well….if I set fire to your arm it will take your mind off the pain of the scratch“.
All 3 kids burst into laughter.
A lady across from me at the park looked at me in horror.
Like *can’t believe she just said that to her child, Bring back stoning as punishment* kind of glare.
Oops…I tried not to laugh…but I ended up looking like a cat trying not to get caught with a bird in its mouth.
My kids know I come running to them like I’m being chased by a T-Rex if they are seriously hurt.
You can see more short stories like this on the Australian Mum Facebook Page.