“Be careful” and other worthless phrases:

20140611_144856Admit it, you know it is meaningless and yet you say it anyway. Things like:

  • Be careful
  • Be safe
  • Don’t touch that
  • Brush your teeth

OK, the last one isn’t a waste of breath (most of the time).

We say them because they make us, the parents, feel better. I guess somewhere deep down we want to be able to say “Gee, I told him not to touch that, so all of this mess really isn’t my fault.”

What phrases do you utter that you know are virtually meaningless?



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