I’m hungry…So, eat a piece of cheese or fruit (Note: That does not go over well).
There’s no food in this house…Yes, there is. We have cheese and fruit.
I’m bored…Why don’t you read a book? (Note: This does not go over well either).
I’m too tired to brush my teeth…Ok, then have fun when the dentist has to drill your tooth to fill your new cavity.
I don’t want to go to school…School is fun and where you’ll learn great stuff, like how to add and subtract and write stories. Oh and it’s against the law to skip school unless you’re sick (I don’t think that law argument is completely true, but it works every time).
Why can’t I have a sleep-over?(asked in a steady whine)….Because I want you to be awake, and not sleep-walking, for your football game tomorrow.
I don’t want to make my bed…Well, if you don’t make it, I will have to, but it’s not my bed so that doesn’t make any sense now does it?
Why can’t I play anymore video games?…Because you’ve played for 6 hours today and your brain is going to disintegrate into a giant pile of mush.
I don’t want to take a shower…If you don’t shower, you’ll smell and all the girls will think you’re gross. (This reply never fails to cause them to make an immediate b-line to the shower).
I don’t want to go to sleep now…If you don’t go to sleep, I’ll have to wake you up for school and when I do, I’m going to turn on all the lights and run the vacuum cleaner under your bed.
So, as you can see, I have a comeback for just about every complaint thrown my way. No complaint is too difficult for me to handle. Do your kids complain like mine?