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Now That You're An Adult, These Things Your Mother Used to Say Are Hilarious

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Have you heard any of these while growing into adulthood?

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Colin Hope (243)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 4:54 am

"It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
Many good memories still echo through the passages of my mind.......... God bless Moms!!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 5:28 am
:-) Thank you very much for sharing Christeen.

Kathleen R (192)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:50 am
Laughed out loud. One I remember is "don't walk away when I'm speaking to you". Or "Never mind how I know". I use to tell friends I was going to write a book called "Famous Mother Phrases". Because every Mother said them. Then I thought there must already be a book that they all read on what to say. LOL Miss you Mom.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 10:05 am
lol, great, shared on fb, twitter, g+

Connie O (44)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 12:30 pm
I remember hearing many of these...especially:

"You'll sit there until all that spinach is finished."

I used to hold the spinach in my cheeks for hours if necessary...and then I spit it out! The funny part is that I love spinach now and eat it as often as I can!

Donna G (42)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 2:25 pm
My mother never said any of these things. One of her favorites was, "If you don't know, I'm not going to tell you." I think she was trying to teach me to be psychic, or something.


Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:35 pm
My mum never told me any of those things.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:47 pm
Oh, yes, she told me: you'll sit there until you've eaten your soup. It was a soup with beans, which I hated. Indeed, I thought the beans were little animals. She told me to eat that soup until i vomited it; She never gave me that soup again! I think I was 7 or 8.

Sylvia Walker (18)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 4:48 pm
rings a bell.

Elisabeth JJ (50)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 5:31 pm
Thanks Christeen, I enjoyed reading that.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:01 pm
None of us in the family would ever hurt an animal but when mother thought we were rubbing the dog too hard she would say "Quit wooling the dog". She is the only one I ever heard say that. My sister and I had a good laugh about it a few days ago. It was a good way of remembering her.

Lauren Rischel (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:42 am
My mother, aleha hashalom, would say, "Don't waste time, because someday you'll wake up dead."

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 3:36 am
Thanks Christeen. :)

Marianne R (95)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 6:12 am
Thanks Christeen. This brought back memories

Veerle D (153)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:11 am
Thanks for sharing!

. (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:46 am
If my brother and I were fooling around, the one statement that would immediately stop us:"Dont make me come up there!".

Judy T (227)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:06 pm
Thanks for the laughs. :)

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday May 12, 2014, 11:01 am
Cat's fur for kitten's britches

If it had been a snake it would have bit you


Charlene Rush (79)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:41 pm
If I heard most of those once, I heard them 1000 times, and you're right, they are funny.

I particularly like, 'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week.' My mother loved that one. My dad loved, ' Because I said so, that's why'.
My grandmother lived with us, forever, and she always said to me, 'Watch whats lying, not what's flying', because I was known for falling, frequently.

It's amazing how reading these sayings, brings back such memories.

reft h (66)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 11:49 pm
I love mom-isms and dad-isms. You cherish them all the more when they pass away.... so sweet now, I would love to hear those sayings again.
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