If Moms Talked To Each Other The Way They Talk To Their Kids

by Maria Guido
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We’re ridiculous. This proves it.

Excuse me Molly, I’m TALKING. You need to wait until I’m done and then you can talk, OKAY?

Why do we talk to our kids like this? No wonder they never listen. The praise for minor accomplishments is pretty awesome, but apart from that, I think we just figured out why toddlers are such assholes: because we speak to them like this. Hearing this all day would drive anyone to an epic tantrum.

Megan, what are you doing?

I was going to pour some more wine.

Wait. No. You still have wine to drink. Finish the wine that I already gave you, and then you can ask me for more and I’LL pour it for you, okay?

I just —



Imagine if we all talked to each other like this all day? Our poor kids.

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