Here are some examples.
These may or may not be from my own life experiences. #cough
My child's first taste of sugar will be of his 1st birthday cake. Sugar will only be on special occasions/holidays after that.
Child #1 - success!!
Child #2 is born.:
#1 son: "Mom can I have a piece of this cake?"
ME (I mean random mom): "Sure, but give a piece to your brother too or he'll cry."
My child will only eat homemade food, no fast food.
Mom: "You only have 30 minutes between school and practice. If we drive thru and you eat in the car, we'll make it!"
(or is it?) The child got fed AND made it to practice.... hmmm, may have to rethink this one...
My children will be intelligent hard workers in school. They will work diligently and without complaint.
Teacher: "You're lucky your child is so cute and charming, because they just CANNOT sit still."
I will have valuable, deep, meaningful conversations with my children daily. I will make every moment a teachable moment and teach them to grow their minds by asking challenging questions.
This one's a work in progress...
Trev: What is that on your head, mom?
ME: It's a scarf.
Trev: Oh, it looks like a bird's nest with your head poking through it.
ME: Um, thanks...
Me: It's actually an infinity scarf.
Trev: What's an infinity?
ME: It means it has no end. It just keeps going and going!
Crocheted Infinity Scarf: Target
Trev: I love you.
Me: I love you more.
Trev: I love you a google!
Me: I love you INFINITY!
Trev: I love you a google TIMES infinity...
That one ended in a tie.