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Book captures funny things parents say to kids, by local father

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Nathan Ripperger of Dubuque with his 5 boys Nathan Ripperger of Dubuque with his 5 boys
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

An eastern Iowa dad captures funny and sometimes silly things he says to his children in a book of illustrations.

31-year-old Nathan Ripperger of Dubuque is keeping busy with his five young boys -- all under 10 years old.

"It's crazy, there's always something going on, something...somebody's getting into something," said Ripperger.

He released a book of illustrations titled, Things I've Said to My Children.

He says it's filled with hilarious, crazy and even strange quotes he's shared with his boys like, "Get that toilet seat off of your head now" to "That's mommy's lipstick.  Please don't put that on the baby again."

It started with an art project and took off from there. He started selling posters on-line of the images and they were a hit. 

The book is filled with about 80 funny quotes.

Ripperger says his comical book shows what parents go through.

"You're not gonna go out and spread the word of how your children have been acting up in  the grocery store, how much they lick everything...but, it's one of those reassurances that you know you're not alone." 

The book was released this last week and it's available where books are sold online.

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