Until you become a parent, you can never imagine the things you will actually say to your kids or experience with them. Have you ever pulled an M&M from your child’s nose or found yourself telling them to quit having a sword fight with the spaghetti noodles? Recently I received a review copy of Things I’ve Said to My Children by Nathan Ripperger to read, review and share with you.
What are the Funniest Things your Kids Say?
A few years ago I wrote an article called True Confessions of a Mom.. I shared just a few of the random things that I have experienced with my kids. You don’t have to be a parent long to find out that kids bring out the funniest pieces of life!
Nathan Ripperger has put together a book with 80 of the weirdest things he heard himself telling his kids.
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
About the Author
Nathan Ripperger is a videographer and graphic designer who lives with his wife and five boys in Iowa. Ripperger’s poster-style illustrations of “Things I’ve Said to My Children” have been featured on TODAY.com, HuffingtonPost, Bored Panda, and Buzzfeed.
Sharing the funny things our kids say is not a new idea. Remember the classic show Kids Say the Darndest Things! with host ARt Linkletter?
Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things, which led to a series of books quoting children. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942.
Each generation has stories of the things our kids have said. Here are a few things that friends and family have shared with me:
- Told to a small child who was struggling to reach the table with her crayons. “Honey, you don’t have to reach so high for the table. Just write on your knees.” Guess where she colored next? All over her knees of course.
- Mommy, when I get to the pool, can I jump off ironing board?
If I wasn’t in tears before breakfast, I knew it wasn’t a normal day! – Grandma
What have you said to your kids? I’d love to hear!
Where to find this book?
You can order Things I’ve Said to My Childrenfrom Amazon.com or request it at your local library.
Hobbies on a Budget received a review copy of this book for the purpose of this post. No monetary compensation was received.