Monday, October 5, 2009

Parental Words

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?    


4 comments:

Allison said...

I love how I always got in trouble for being a tattletale, but then my mom would threaten me with "Do you want me to tell your Daddy about this?"

Dr. Wifey said...

my dad had some doozies. "have you gone berzerk?" was my favorite LOL

i'm black betty said...

"if everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?" man, i HATE that saying... LOL!!!

Andi said...

How about . . . I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week. LOL I always wanted to see that happen. Hee, Hee!