How to be an Effective Parent Using only the Word “Bingo”


Hello Dear Readers and welcome to Fish it From the Archives Friday, where we tie a rope around our waists and lower ourselves into a big vat of old posts, fish one out and post it here!  (We also like referring to ourselves in the third person, plural when we do this because sometimes Fridays makes us more weird than we already are.)

How To Be An Effective Parent Using Only The Word “Bingo”

Kid:

“I want a new skateboard!”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

Kid:

“So can I have $80?”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

Kid:

“Do you want me to clean my room first or something?”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

Kid:

“OK, I cleaned my room. Can I have the money now?”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

Kid:

“OK,you want me to get your purse?”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

Kid:

“So where’s the money? Don’t you have $80?”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

Kid:

“Well, you should have said so in the first place because I wouldn’t have cleaned my room if I would have known you didn’t have any money.”

Parent:

“Bingo!”

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Until next time . . . I love you

10 thoughts on “How to be an Effective Parent Using only the Word “Bingo”

  1. That’s an excellent suggestion with kids. Not so much with cats.
    Lula (Erin’s cat): Mew?
    Erin: Bingo.
    Lula: Mew!
    Erin: Bingo.
    Lula: Mew mew mew!!!!!
    Erin: Bingo.
    Lula: MEW.
    Erin: Bingo.
    Somehow, both the cat and I get lost in the web of conversation.

  2. this post is hilarious, and I’m definitely trying it out…. because of this and your other posts, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! The logo is on my most recent blog post for you to snag. Thank you for making me laugh! Bingo!

  3. Omg! This is so funny! I just read it to Lily, we’re on vacation down in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Thanks for giving us some good laughs!

    • Oh Wow!! That sounds like so much fun!! I want to go on a vaca with Lil Lil! I bet your guys are having a blast. And if anybody gives you any grief you know the magic word! 😀

  4. This is almost as good as saying ” Soooooory, no can do” when your boss/annoying uncle/car repairman/needy neighbor asks you to do something really don’t ever want to do.

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