Dad to kids, observing edgy heroin addict rock in seat: Now you see, that's a good example… You gotta know your limits.

–L Train

Overheard by: neversabrina

Upper East Side mom to five-year-old son: Honey, it's okay if you run up to the pigeons, but you cannot kick them!

–77th St & 2nd Ave

Mother to daughter: How many times do I have to tell you? Do not eat leaves, you will die. D-i-e, die.

–Manhattan School for Children

Overheard by: Frightened Babysitter

Mother to two-year-old: No, son, I will not put you in the storm drain.

–Riverside Park

Overheard by: feygele

Upper West Side mother to kid acting up in shopping cart: You've been using your hurting words all day, Evan.

–Fairway

Overheard by: Harriet Vane

Mom to dad, about precocious five-year-old: Can you believe you came out of my vagina!?!

–Prospect Park

Overheard by: DINK married Park Slope couple