By Melinda Munson

I find myself repeating the same things over and over to my seven kids. Some of the phrases are generic: “Stop running in the house,” or “Use your indoor voice,” or “I pay for your cell phone, why aren’t you answering it?”

Some of the sentences I utter are just plain weird.

Here are a few of my favorites.

•“If your brother asks you to kick him in the crotch, don’t do it.”

•“You did a nice job walking quietly to time-out. Here’s a sticker.”

•“Your singing voice is beautiful. Why don’t you go sing in your bedroom, with the door closed.”

• “Stop telling your sister not to look at you. She’s blind.”

• “Don’t take off your clothes while you walk to the bathroom. Wait until you’re in front of the toilet — with the door closed.”

•“Just because you announce we’re going to Disneyland to all your siblings, does not mean we’re going to Disneyland.”

• “Get that pillow out of here and stop suffocating your sister.”

• “Yes, I’m feeding you lunch today. I feed you lunch every day.”

• “Poop is yucky. It is not play dough.”

•“We don’t know that man. Stop calling him Daddy.”

•“I repeat: Stop telling your brother we’re going to Disneyland. We’re not going to Disneyland.”

School starts Aug.15. That’s just 24 more days. You can do it, parents. I’ll host the moms back to school party.