The things you swore you wouldn't.
It's true...you will replicate a lot of things your own mother did, because she was your example (and hopefully an awesome one, like mine).
But there's other things you'll say...things you never thought you'd have to say.
Little people are like sponges, they're constantly learning about the world around them. Which means sometimes you have to explain things to them that you think are "common knowledge".
So you'll find yourself saying things (multiple times) that don't even sound like actual sentences because they are so ridiculous.
Here's a small list of some we have had the joy of using
1) Don't Touch Her Eyes!
-Mason is obsessed with poking Emerson in the eyes.\
2) Don't Eat the Dog's Food!
-Mason has outgrown this, but it was a serious problem when he was younger. I'm sure Emerson will have her turn in testing out the Iams products.
3) Don't Pee Into My Pump!
-Mason has this weird thing where he thinks the pump parts look like something you should pee into. So he'll hold them and say "Mom! I'm peeing!!"...thankfully he hasn't actually done it yet.
4) Don't Use Your DVDs for Skis!
-Mason likes to put DVDs under his feet and "slide" across the wood floors at our house. We've had to replace quite a few of them. Frozen took quite a beating from a long ski trip we didn't notice right away.
5) Don't Drink The Bathwater!
-OMG. So gross. And it's apparently the best thing to do when you're in the tub...and a toddler.
6) Don't Turn On The Car!
-Yes, Mason has figured out how to start a vehicle (any vehicle) by turning the ignition over. I have to give him credit, he knows just the right amount of finesse required to turn over the engine without flooding it/grinding it/ruining it, but we aren't going to risk that he will in the future. He also knows exactly where we put our keys when we get home (even if we try different hiding spots), how to open the doors and how to turn on the radio/windshield wipers/etc.
7) Don't Pour Water on the Floor!
-Having a tall kid means they have access to things (up high) a lot more quickly. In our case, it involves the water dispenser on our fridge. Mason will take his kitchen set supplies (cups, bowls, coffee pot, etc) and fill them up from the fridge. Then proceed to dump them wherever he feels like it. It's not working for me...