12:17 am November 13, 2012, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
I was heading out to buy groceries and run errands for the family this weekend, and I told Michael the kids needed to pick up their rooms before I got back.
To which he then yelled to the children, “Your mom says you have to clean up before she gets back.” When they protested, he continues to say “Your mom says it needs to be done.”
So I started wondering why he phrased it that way. Is it just easier to blame it on the other parent to get things done? Does it mean you don’t agree with what they asking?
I definitely say Daddy says to do X,Y or Z because I think they are more scared of him.
I asked Michael later why he said it that way and he said he there was no reason. He didn’t think about it all. It just came out.
Does your spouse ever say: Do XYZ because your Mom/Dad says so?
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