My two younger kids, both girls, are a bit melodramatic over a bump on the toe.
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).
It’s quite amusing that some people are horrified at this parenting tactic. When did we become so offended as a society that we can’t have a harmless joke with our kids?
I have to wonder, what their childhood was like when I cop the judgemental eye lasers. Usually from women much older than me. Maybe they can’t even remember being a child, or raising children.
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.
Seriously people, relax. I’m not ACTUALLY going to hurt my kids.
You can see more short stories like this on the Australian Mum Facebook Page.