Sunday, January 31, 2010

What My Mother Taught Me

Found this on the net somewhere. I remember hearing quite a few of these, even used a few on my own boys :) Do any sound familiar to you?

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE:
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside -- I just finished cleaning!"

My mother taught me RELIGION:
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL:
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

My mother taught me LOGIC:
"Because I said so, that's why!"

My mother taught me FORESIGHT:
"Be sure you wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident."

My mother taught me IRONY:
"Keep laughing and I'll give you something to cry about."

My mother taught me about OSMOSIS:
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM:
"Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!"

My mother taught me about STAMINA:
"You'll sit there 'til all that spinach is finished."

My mother taught me about WEATHER:
"It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."

My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS:
"If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen then?"

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY:
"If I've told you once, I've told you a million times -- don't exaggerate!!!"

My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE:
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:
"Stop acting like your father!"

My mother taught me about ENVY:
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!"


  1. I had not heard some of these!!! Love them!!

  2. Great post! lol I have heard them all, used some of them myself. Thanks for the memories!

  3. LOL I hadn't seen this for a while!

    Oh, the funny things us "Mom's" say!


    Short funny story:

    We were always told to eat because children in China were starving. I merely suggested that we invite them over to eat. Not a good idea! I had to eat that applesauce anyway! LOL

  4. I am amazed (and shocked) when I hear my mother's words come out of my own mouth. The other day one of my daughters said "OMG - I sound just like you." LOL

  5. Those are so funny, and some new ones I hadn't seen before.

    We do start sounding like our mothers eventually. :)

  6. Yes, I remember hearing and using some of them too! Thanks for posting them (O:

  7. So true! I know I'll be using some with my son!

  8. I've heard most of them and used a couple Cute post

  9. My mom's favorite from this list was definitely: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you back out of it." Of course, she always said it with a smile and a laugh so, wasn't something my sister and I took too seriously. LOL

  10. How true so many of them are! My mother told me some very weird tales such as the one about blood oranges having real bloood in them and to this day i cant eat them!

  11. I'm pretty sure my mother said most of these!

  12. Love it! My mom said some of them to me, I've said some to my kids, and now I'm hearing them say them to their kids!

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