Broken Records and Skipping CDs

I am starting to think I need to convert myself to MP3. Those things never skip, repeat themselves or get stuck in some kind of strange cycle. I usually sound like a broken record or one of those scratched CDs that never stop repeating the same words or verse over and over and over and over again.

“Little Man Please turn the light off”

Blank Stare

“Little Man Please turn the light off”

Blank Stare


“Light turns off”

Now really. Selective hearing is getting the best of me. 

“Husband/Daddy, Please DO NOT leave cups beside the bed”

“Husband/Daddy, Please DO NOT leave cups beside the bed”

“Husband/Daddy, Please DO NOT leave cups beside the bed”

“Husband/Daddy, Please DO NOT leave cups beside the bed”

And… we are on year 5 of me asking him to remove the cups he uses from beside the bed….. and still…. cups beside the bed. In fact, there are some there right now…. I have half a mind to put them all under the blankets on his side of the bed….

Between the two of them I feel as though I am on repeat constantly! Is it a boy thing?! OR, do I have to look forward to engaging in this with Baby Girl too later in life.. in which case I will have 3 people that I am consistently reminding of something?! If that is the case I swear to goodness I am just going to record the things I usually have to repeat and then just press play whenever something needs to be said….

Maybe I will make a song of all the things I repeat in a day and put it on repeat ALL DAY as loud as I can… it will probably be one of those Jazzy speaky techno songs that is just me talking to a beat:

“Turn the light off when you’re done in a room,

Don’t forget to always put away the broom,

Take the cups off the table beside the bed,

Don’t jump in the shower or you will bump your head,

Your dirty socks don’t belong on the floor they belong in the basket,

Stop talking with your mouth full before I blow a gasket,

Inside voice you don’t have to yell everything you say,

Get back into bed it’s not your time to play…. “

Of course there are more things that I repeat all the time, however I think you get the just and hey….It might be catchy and effective. I may just try it… but I will have to get it on MP3 so it doesn’t skip.






  1. Brandi on September 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! I think it IS a boy thing….lol. I don’t seem to have that issue with my daughter 🙂

    • Ninja Mommers on September 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Well that is reassuring for sure! Thank you!

  2. Lisa Marie on September 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Oh man. My life! Exactly.

    I swear I could just be a recording in the corner.

    I remember my mom used to repeat herself like 10 times to my brothers and always end it with the phrase, “This is a recording.” hehe.

    • Ninja Mommers on September 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Oh really? So maybe my recording idea isn’t that far fetched.

      I am glad to know I am not alone, and that this has also been happening for decades to Mom’s everywhere.

  3. ashley picco (mamawee) on September 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I am SO with you….my youngest is 2, so hasn’t really taken effect yet; but the 5 yr old…..oh boy…

    • Ninja Mommers on September 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Sheesh! I am really feeling like I have company in this now….. If we all got together it would be funny to hear us with our children… it would be like 30 cds skipping at once.

  4. Monica on September 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    lol…love the song, now it will be stuck in my head all day!! As a mom of grown children, I’m sorry to say that for me anyway…it never got any better! To keep sane I just kept saying to myself…is this really such a big deal? Is it worth my constant nagging? Will it matter in 5 years?

    • Ninja Mommers on September 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      I wish the song would get stuck in Little Man and Husband’s head all day… that would solve my problems! Ha ha! 🙂 Great advice by the way!

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