What are weird things that you’ve said to your children?

Parents, let’s be honest with each other. We say crazy stuff to our children. When they start to put their hands in the toilet, when the rub peanut butter in their hair. Our kids get into craziness and words come out of our mouths that we never imaged we would say. As I think back to my childhood, I remember a time when my mother told me not to get close to squirrels because they shot needles out of their stomachs. I believed this to be true into my freshman year in college. I’m not gullible, I just trust my mom!

things said childrenIllustrator Nathan Ripperger, has done something we all need to see. He’s created a volume of images created around the things he has said to his kids. Things like “Let’s not paint with milk.” and “Stop eating the phone book.” My favorite is “Please don’t eat the goldfish crackers you’ve but in your butt.” No matter what crazy thing you’ve said to your children – Nathan has created a series of images that are funny and enjoyable. This is a great laugh to have with friends and family.

Things I’ve Said to my Children Book Description

An illustrated gift book that brings to life the universal parenting experience of saying strange and hilarious things to one’s kids.

As the father of five boys (all under age 10), graphic designer Nathan Ripperger has found himself saying some rather funny, absurd, and downright bizarre things to his children, from “Stop riding that penguin, we’re leaving” to “I am NOT talking to you until you are wearing underwear.” He created poster-like images for each and posted them online. The response from other parents was overwhelming. With Things I’ve Said to My Children, Ripperger has assembled around 80 of the funniest, weirdest, and most amusing sayings and paired them with full-color, designed images that bring these outrageously hysterical quotes to life. Covering the essential parenting topics like food, animals, don’ts, and of course, bodily functions, Things I’ve Said to My Children is a light-hearted illustrated reminder of the shared absurdity of parenthood. Especially for those parents who’ve ever found themselves uttering some variation of the line, “Please don’t eat the goldfish crackers you’ve put in your butt.”

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