Thursday, February 16, 2012

Today's Trivia - Things That Moms Always Say (Part 2)

This week’s useless but interesting information is a list of mom-isms (part 2 of 2); expressions that moms use with their children. How many times have you heard some of them? How many have you used with your own kids?

- I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one.

- I'm doing this for your own good.

- I'm going to give you until the count of three...

- I'm not always going to be around to do these things for you.

- I'm not going to ask you again.

- Is your homework finished?

- It's not that I don't trust you; it's that I don't trust everyone else.

- I've had it up to here with you.

- Leave your sister (brother) alone!

- Look at me when I'm speaking to you.

- Look at this room. It looks like a pigsty.

- No child of MINE would do something like that.

- Put that down! You don't know where it's been!

- Say that again and I'll wash your mouth out with soap.

- Shut the door I'm not heating (air conditioning) the entire neighborhood.

- So what if Bob's mom let him do it? If Bob's mom let him jump off the Empire State Building, would you want me to let you do it too?

- There's enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes.

- Think of those poor starving children in India... (or China, or Africa.)

- This hurts me more than it hurts you.

- Turn off that light. Do you think we own the electric company?

- Turn that racket (music) down.

- Wait until your father gets home.

- Watch your language.

- Were you born in a barn? Close the door -- and DON'T slam it.

- What do you think, money grows on trees?

- What part of NO don't you understand?

- When I was a little girl...

- When I was young we had respect for our elders, now look at the world.

- When I was your age, I had to walk ten miles through the snow, uphill, by myself, to go to school.

- When I was your age...

- When will you be back?

- When you have kids of your own you'll understand.

- When you have your own house then you can make the rules.

- Where are you going?

- Where do YOU think you're going?

- Who are you going with? Do I know them?

- Who do you think you're talking to?

- Who said life was fair?

- Who taught you THAT? You didn't learn that in this house.

- Why? Because I SAID so, that's why.

- Wipe your feet.

- You are getting on my last nerve.

- You can go out to play...after you clean up your room.

- You can go out to play...after you've done your homework.

- You can't find it? Well, if you'd put things where they belonged, you wouldn't have this problem.

- You can't start the day on an empty stomach.

- You could have called.

- You don't always get what you want. It's a hard lesson, but you might as well learn it now.

- You have an answer for everything, don't you?

- You kids are trying to drive me crazy.

- You will ALWAYS be my baby.

- You WILL eat it, and you WILL like it.

- You won't be happy until you break that, will you?

- You'll understand when you're older.

- You're going to put your eye out with that thing.

- You're the oldest. You should know better.


  1. How does every Mom in the world know these sayings? Osmosis? DNA? Correspondence course? HOW?????

    1. I don't know, but I have it. I suspect it may be some weird gene inside us!