Today I heard a lady say to her child, "There is enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes." I couldn't help but laugh because I had heard that before myself. My friend and I started comparing statements our parents said to us.
Here are some of the statements I heard over and over growing up:
If God had intended you to wear pierced earrings, He would have made you with holes in your ears.
You need that like you need a hole in the head.
You've pulled that shirt so much it looks like a dress.
I wish you'd...
Who do you think you are?
Don't EVER let me catch you doing that again!
I'm not Susie's mom, I'm your mom.
Stop your crying before I give you something to cry about.
Because I said so, that's why.
And I started to wonder what words of wisdom I am always saying to my boys. Here is what they said...
"I don't know" is NOT an answer.
Did you flush?
Did you wash your hands?
I am not your garbage can.
"I love you".
What about you? What words do you remember hearing growing up? What words do your kids hear you saying?