Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day...


Every mom has a favorite quote and a special tone to scold or teach a lesson to their rambuncous kids. We might dislike this momism as a kid but we all so much miss them when we grow up. These harsh sounding and yet so sweet advices from mothers is what makes our childhood so special. These motherly sayings go a long way in building us strong and making us a better person. Though we loathed our moms for being so harsh in their statements, ironically we all use the same momism that we received from our mothers on our kids. Oh, how much we appreciate our mothers for coming up with such perfect one liners.Here is list of most common and popular momisms. These motherly advice transcends the borders of time, space, language and culture. For kids are kids everywhere and Moms are always Moms...caring, concern, all knowing and full of love.
Money does not grow on trees.

Don't make that face or it'll freeze in that position.

If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....

Always change your underwear; you never know when you'll have an accident.

Be careful or you'll put your eye out.

What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?

You have enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes!

Close that door! Were you born in a barn?

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!

Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

Don't eat those, they will stunt your growth.

If you don't eat those, you will stunt your growth.

What's meant to be, is meant to be. (Mom only used this when something bad happened or when you experienced a disappointment.)

It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.

I hope that when you grow up, you have kids "Just Like you"! (Also known as the "Mother's Curse")

Because I'm your mother that's why.

This is why we can't have nice things.

If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.

Eat your vegetables, those children in China (Africa, Vietnam) would be happy to have some broccoli to eat!

If you fall out of that tree and break you leg , don't come running to me.

"Cheer up, the worst is yet to come." Usually said in advance of grounding.

Someday your face is going to stick like that.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Yes, I *AM* the boss of you.

Because I said so.
Just wait till your father gets home.
No dessert till you clean off your plate.

I brought you into this world and I can take you OUT !!
(Mostly said after one of us 5 had done something really bad.

I've got eyes in the back of my head, that's how

Get that thing out of your mouth! (or nose)

Just you wait until you have kids of your own - then you'll understand

You tell that bully to cut it out or you'll tell the teacher...

I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?!

Honestly... You'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!

Honestly, that cardigan looks great on you - the girls had better watch out with you around!

Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.

Who'll end up walking, bathing and feeding it...?
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(Blogger will not let me space some of these.. :) )
I sure do remember many of these being said by my mother and me saying some to my two sons. Do you all remember any of these?
I hope for all you folks a wonderful, blessed and joyful Mother's Day. Thanks for being a part of my simple life.

God Bless!


The other me said...

And....I know, life ISN'T fair, I'm just helping you get used to that.
And ...YES! I AM the worst mother in the world, hooray I am doing my job!

Moobear said...

Helen, at times we could feel that life is not fair, but having grown up without a mother or a dad, I still think I had a wonderful childhood and I am so thankful for you, my wonderful friend across the "pond"! Helen, you have the most wonderful family and I am so impressed at all the family things you do with the 3 young wonderful boys and even with Sofie, Jordan and Dan. PLEASE never say you are a bad mother, that hurts me because I know you are having alot to deal with right now and I am still praying for a council house to become available for you. You have H, who spends so much quality time with the little ones so you can be the stay at home wonderful mom that you are. I do hope you have a good Lord's day tomorrow and when in church tomorrow, please say a little prayer for your friend Moobear over here in the states. I love you much!