What would your mother say

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  1. Carolinacub

    Carolinacub Yes thats a Cubs hat I'm wearing Skier

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    So as we're heading into mothers day I have had my mom on my mind quite a bit. Mom passed away a while ago but Still the aphorisms she used to come up with still play a prominent role in our family.
    My son is a dad now and as I watch him raise our granddaughter I hear the phrases I used to use with him and his sister come out of his mouth. Well those are the same things my mom used to say to me.
    So.....what did your mom use on you...
    I'll start with a couple favorites.

    "we don't do that in our family"
    "I brought you into this world, I can take you out"
    "and what on god's green earth makes you think that was ok"
    "I don't care if your sisters were picking on you. we don't hit girls" ( I was the baby of the family. 3 older sisters)

    And my favorite of all

    "Honey I love you but...…"

    There are a million of these out there and I'm sure we all have examples of somewhat unique ones that come to mind so lets share and reminisce together.
     
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    Novaloafah Should've paid attention to that lesson. Skier

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    "AnDennis!" Mom has two boys and if one us (Andrew (me) or Dennis) was bringin' on the chaos she would yell out "AnDennis!" to get our attention. Even if one of us wasn't anywhere in the vicinity.

    Or

    "Two boys were two, too many"
     
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    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    "Sit on your hands."

    And every child's' favorite from Mom, "I Love you".
     


  6. Carolinacub

    Carolinacub Yes thats a Cubs hat I'm wearing Skier

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    For us it was dilinsuepaul
     
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  7. Carolinacub

    Carolinacub Yes thats a Cubs hat I'm wearing Skier

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    oh,oh,oh,oh, I forgot a good one.....

    "don't look at me in that tone of voice"
     
  8. VickieH

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    "You didn't get your stubbornness from your daddy. He's still got all his."
     
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    Jenny Out on the slopes Skier

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    "Wipe that look off your face, young lady!"

    "Jennifer Lynn! How old are you and how old are they?!" (I was the oldest. They could gang up on me, but then I couldn't retaliate.)
     
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  10. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    I am a second child and my old sister was the "Golden Child" so the most common saying I always had to put up with was:

    "Why can't you be more like your sister."
     
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    My all time favorite: Ach du liebe Gott im Himmel!
     
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    Get off the phone!
     
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    It usually started with: listen young lady. ..
     
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    "If you pout any harder you’ll trip on your lower lip."

    Kid, "Hey Mom where’s the (insert lost item here)?" Mom, "My left hip pocket."

    The worst condemnation of all, "That doesn’t please me." When I was 30 that would still cause me to shrivel.

    Mom, "Terry, do you want to set the table?" Smart ass kid (me), "No." Mom, "Terry, set the table." Me, "Yes, Ma’am."

    Lost Mom 26 years ago. Will always miss her. On the other hand, my 99 year old Dad is still going strong. Lives in a nice apartment, goes out and feeds the ducks, and is loved by all the other tenants.
     
  18. MarkP

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    The most common mom phrases when I was growing up:
    - "Leave your sister alone." (of course she always started it)
    - "Go to your room and wait for your father to get home!" (never seemed to apply to sis)
    - "Go outside and don't come back until dinner." (helicopter moms were a few decades in the future... but then, there were 60 other moms in the neighborhood looking out for everyone)
    - "Get in the car, we're going to Baba's." (grandma's... to do housework, yardwork)

    My all time favorite, though only said once, when I moved out shortly after turning 18:
    - "As long as you stay in college, come home every week to do your laundry and have a good meal." Of course, she did my laundry and sent me off with several other good meals. I took full advantage of this for the next 5.5 years.

    She rarely said "I love you" but showed it every day through her actions. We lost her 35 years ago. She never got to see me treat my sons in similar fashion.
     

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