Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Wisdom Our Parents Taught Us...

The Wisdom Our Parents Taught Us.

Here are some of the famous phrases our parents used to tell us that I guarantee we have passed on to our children...

1. My parents taught me about WEATHER.
"Your room looks like a tornado's hit it."
2. My Parents taught me about RELIGION.
"You better pray that comes out of the carpet."

3. My parents taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you speak to me like that again, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week."

4. My parents taught me about OSMOSIS.
"Shut up and eat!."

5. My Parents taught me about the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, I can take you out."

6. My parents taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in the world who don't have wonderful parents like you."

7. My parents taught me about RECEIVING.
"You're going to get it when we get home."

8. My parents taught me about GENEOLOGY.
"Shut that door... You weren't born in a barn?"

9. My parents taught me about JUSTICE.
"When you have kids... I hope they turn out just like you!"

10. My parents taught me about LOGIC.
"Because I said so, That's why."

11. My parents taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until your plate is empty."

12. My parents taught me about IRONY.
"If you keep crying. I'll give you something to cry for."

13. My parents taught me about ENERGY CONSERVATION
"Turn the lights off, we don't live in Vegas!

How many more could you add???

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Jayne Pickard said...

Well...Maybe because it's so obviously been written by an American, but I think my parents only said about 3 of those and I said even less!

Anonymous said...

so true

Anonymous said...

those was the good old days and i think i was told about every one of those! i was also told what goes around comes around so you had been telling the truth cause it will come bak at you!

Anonymous said...

All of those and also, You better hope your face doesn't freeze like that!

Anonymous said...

" ROLL THOSE EYES AT ME ONE MORE TIME AND I'M GOING TO PLUCK THEM OUT AND ROLL EM DOWN THE HALL LIKE MARBLES!

Anonymous said...

WHATS DONE IN THE DARK WILL COME TO THE LIGHT!

Anonymous said...

my dad taught me to put thought into gifts " you had all year to think about it"

Anonymous said...

pretty much heard all of them, but I haven't used but one, wonder why?

Mary Doukakis said...

Funny...heard them all...you can add: my mother taught us Latin...."tempis fugit", hurry up 'time flies'! And are you " non compus mentis"? ( have you no brains?)

carol lamb said...

I didnt say tornado it was if a bombs hit it , and as for the lights and vegas I say Blackpool

KATHLEEN BUROUGHS said...

MY DAD SAID THEM ALL AND WE LISTENED WHEN HE SPOKE! HE WAS A STRICT GERMAN AND WHEN HE LOOKED AT YOU, YOU DIDN'T EVEN BREATH UNTIL HE SAID SO! BUT GOD BLESS HIM, HE BROUGHT ME UP TO BE A STRONG PERSON WITH RESPECT FOR ALL! HE ALSO USE TO SAY, " WHAT, ARE YOU STUPID?, IF YOU HAD A BRAIN YOU WOULD BE DANGEROUS, WHAT ARE YOU A MORON?, THERE WERE MANY , MANY MORE, BUT WE LOVED HIM JUST THE SAME! HE ALSO GAVE US GREAT WISOM TO LIVE BY! HIS MOTTO WAS " REMEMBER GOD, COUNTRY, THEN FAMILY!" HE RAISED US TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH WHATEVER LIFE DEALT US! I AM GRATEFUL FORTHAT! R.I.P. MY DEAR DAD!

Shasta Hall May19,2013 said...

These are ingrained in me and I have ingrained them in my child but I think the line stopped there. What a shame good life lessons are good life lessons lol. My favorite one was My Dad's no matter if the sun was high noon if he said it was pitch black and you had the nerve to say "No Dad it's Noon." His answer was "Don't yon contradict me!" Your only response a very meek"Yes Sir"

Anonymous said...

I haven't said them all but I have heard them all.

Anonymous said...

Been told ech and everyone I of them by some family member! Lol. And yes I have passed most of them on down to mine!

Anonymous said...

they were psychic with this "you better tell the truth now cause
you know that I will always find out later"

Anonymous said...

Also..about my room mama said that "it looks like the devil had an auction and forgot to move out!"

Anonymous said...

I heard a lot of these comment's from my parent's....& yes I have passed some of them on to my children.....

Anonymous said...

If you had a brain... You'd take it out and play with it! He's so stupid... Wouldn't know when to get in outta the rain!! Lastly... If you said something Stupid he'd say... Bless Your Pointed Head! He was never at loss for words... Love & Miss You Daddy! Til I see you again at the Pearly Gates...

Anonymous said...

Heard them all growing up..thanks for the laugh that was great!

Anonymous said...

I've heard all of these from one family member or another. Yes I have used some of them with my children. I have also used " we can do this the easy way or the hard way it's your choice."

Anonymous said...

Yes heard many of these growing up and a large number of others. All of them are designed to put a child down not build them up. I tried always to raise my daughter positively not negatively like I was raised. That probably accounts for why I have not spoken to the woman who gave birth to me and raised me in over 10 years but have the best friendship with my now adult daughter.

Anonymous said...

Mom's best was " Wait till your father gets home "!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Move your not made out of glass!!! Are go pick me a switch right now!

Anonymous said...

My parents taught me about MAGIc: Lie down with dogs and you'll get up with fleas.

KhaoticRambler said...

How about the question of "If?" (The answer would be: if bullfrogs had wings they wouldn't bump their butt on the ground every time they hopped).

Anonymous said...

I know a good one I am a 86 year old mother and my 52 year old daugher told me you change first then I change 5.18.13

Anonymous said...

lol...all except the last one...and I'm Canadian!!!

Anonymous said...

very nicely said!
lol I forgot about the brain one




Paula Clark said...

About manners...would it break your jaw to say yes ma'am or sir? I'll break your jaw if you don't! My father said this a lot!

Anonymous said...

maybe your daughter has a more forgiving heart then you do

Anonymous said...

I know them my poor mother didnt realize how much they hurt. I never said them to my children love them to much, always told them how PROUD I AM OF THEM. Never want them to feel like i did.Now i can laugh at them ,thank you

Anonymous said...

Suck your damn teeth one more time and you will be pickin them up off the floor.

Anonymous said...

Never heard that one, I like it! Although, I think HAD I heard it, I probably wouldn't like it very much lol

Anonymous said...

eat your tea all up, and be thankful for the food on your plate,there are hungry children on the other side of the world dying of starvation.

Anonymous said...

and one more of my Mom's favorite sayings was when I wanted to do something & my rationale was that everyone else was doing it & she would say: "if everybody else jumped off the cliff would you do that too??? Love her & miss her every single day - I heard them all and my Mother was my best friend in life & she never said any of them with malice - I always knew my parents loved me no matter what stupid things I did * I knew they were always in my corner. I learned respect for other people and to never feel I deserved anything that I had not worked for!!

Anonymous said...

The ones of you that think these are too harsh or mean to say to your kids must be the parents that don't believe in spanking them. Thats why the world is turning out like it is, parents won't discipline their children cause its "wrong". I got my tail tore up every time I messed up and I turned out fine! I also heard every one of these and more! Spare the rod, spoil the child.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I got the same thing and I did spank my kids. They are adults now and they turned out great. But, today the law says you can not spank kids. If we could spank kids today the world would not be the way it is now.

Anonymous said...

"The road to Hell was paved with good intentions"... #9 is what I call my Mothers curse- it works! I had two children worse than me!

Anonymous said...

I will spank mine, in public and I dare somebody to tell me I can't or call the cops! I raise mine how I see fit and nobody is going to tell me any different

Melanie said...

I have personally used this one!! :)

Melanie said...

I know right? I have had people look at me like the devil incarnate because I have no problem disciplining my children no matter where we are. People need to learn the difference between beating your kids and disciplining them. I do the "eye for an eye thing" my kids say something they shouldn't, i pop them in the mouth, they kick something, i smack their leg. Because of our discipline and reward techniques i have great little kids. Very respectful, hard working, sweet kids! (And hell, I had parents who had no problem with using the belt (which i don't unless they really deserve it) and i turned out great and still have a great relationship with them!)

Anonymous said...

I have heard them all and used most of them. The one I heard the most was from my mother "bend over and grab your ankles!"

Bon ODay said...

They taught me about being frugal. Take care of your things. Money does not grow on trees you know.

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Good memories!

Anonymous said...

LOL, I had forgotten about that one!

Anonymous said...

Loved the memories of these. My family used these and more, but they tempered these sayings with undying love. I always knew my family loved and supported me, but they didn't play when it came to discipline. "My house, my rules" and they were not hard to follow - age appropriate, and I raised mine the same. All are grown now raising more wonderful, wild kids too...

Anonymous said...

Yup, heard 'em all...Lol!
"Don't make faces behind my back, I can see you" .....you'd ask how? "because I have eyes on the back of my head" ....quick to stop and take a good look just to make sure....Lol!!

Anonymous said...

My parents taught me how to play

I said I'm not playing with you..

Anonymous said...

Almost all of them

lwb b said...

First days of school always brought these pearls of parental wisdom ...
First Impressions Count ....

& how about, If you only knew your schoolwork like you know those song lyrics ...

Anonymous said...

Here is one that my parents told us, nothing comes on a silver platter you have to earn what you want.

Anonymous said...

This was about memory - "you'll forget your head one of these days"
And " if the wind changes, your face will stay like that!"
My parents weren't cruel, or nasty, they didn't threaten us or hit us or mistreat us in any way. We were little b...ers !!!!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Me too

Martha said...

I heard many many times and so have my kids!

Martha said...

My kids have heard this one along with "$xx isn't a problem as long as our Money Tree is blooming in the backyard" and also "The Money Tree DIED!"

Martha said...

Another one I've used & one of my favorite! Our youngest believed so her 3siblings, dad & I played along.
She even convinced neighbor kids.
"My mom said don't do that, we'll get in trouble"
Others: "No, She won't know"
"YES SHE WILL! She has eyes in the back of her head"
Other laughing "She doesn't Your lying"

Being the eavesdropping around the corner, watching my kids Mom, I overheard.
I did what a fun loving mom would do-
Put my sunglasses on the back of my head, walked around corner with juice boxes!

Anonymous said...

my dad always said "The dryers not afraid of the dark, so turn off the basement lights!"

Anonymous said...

ours was jump off the pier, (guess it all depends where you live:) ) Heard a lot of these, however my parents never called me stupid or a moron, just as I never used those phrases with my own kids.. and encouragment always came first, for me it was like, well heck, look at that, they love me even when I do dumb things.... Never used wait till your dad gets home with my own kids, I desciplined right away. Never wanted my kids to dread daddy comiing home, but rather always meet him at the door with a hug and a smile.....

Anonymous said...

how about as you're getting in trouble.. Who do you think you are? NO right answer - I don't know = you're damn right you don't! Your daughter= don't be too sure or the classic, don't get smart with me?

Anonymous said...

if your brain wasn't screwed on,you'd be without one

Anonymous said...

The way I see it if the government thinks they can raise them better then let them. But until then I'll raise mine as I see fit if talking to them and taking their things away don't help then that butt is gonna be set on fire. Three strikes and your out !!!! I grew up momma and daddy used every one of these on me !!!! Lol. I use em on my kids and my nephews and nieces and any other child I keep.... I see nothing wrong with it it teaches respect,manners and responsibility....

Anonymous said...

I'm so Glad you did that for your husband and kids!

Anonymous said...

I also heard some of these. I come from a large family ( 11 children ).. and we ALL turned out great. no one is afraid of working. that is what is wrong with America today... too many wimps and cry babies. those woosies complaining about their parents are the ones that are raising the kids that have NEVER lost anything and received a trophy for " SHOWING UP" these kids do NOT know what it is like to be disappointed as a child and now as adults they expect the world to kiss their ass ... as their parents did .

elna james said...

Well back in my days we obey our parents if you dont know whats good for you, they didnt beat us. Just whip our butts with a belt or a king switch my mother use on us. That hurt, Dont speak unless you are spoken to. And its yes sir or no sir and yes mam or no mam. We respected our parents. They ruled not the kids

Anonymous said...

ANATOMY.. when I forgot something I was sent to buy at the grocery store, my mother would say in Danish, "what you don't have in your head, you have in your legs", and promptly sent me back

Sherry stamey said...

Mine also taught me to treat others the way you want to be treated

Anonymous said...

WHEN WE GOT HURT, BUT NOT BAD MOM WOULD SAY YOU BE OK IT'S TO FAR FROM YOUR HEART TO KILL YOU.

Anonymous said...

Shut your mouth, the flies gonna blow your liver. (That means you talk to much.)

Anonymous said...

I PROBABLY HEARD EVERYONE OF THEM AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER. AND ALSO I USE TO HEAR AND OFTEN SAID TO MY CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER, YOUR DADDY WASN'T A GLASS MAKER, GET OUT FROM IN FRONT OF THE TV

Anonymous said...

I heard these and more growing up. When my grandpa said them, I knew he meant business. When my mother said them, I knew she was kidding around.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a travel down memory lane! So Funny our Parents and The Little Village that raised you all related to you of course everyone knew it all! If they told your parents bad enough I thought them catching you was enough!

Anonymous said...

Yes they bring back memories and of course my children have heard them...

Anonymous said...

my MOM ALWAYS SAID :PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW THE FIRST STONE : & I heard everyone of these . MOM & DAD had to have control , there were 12 of us hellions lol.DAD has passed on but good ole MOM is still with us 87 yrs young. to this day I will never curse in front of her & if I did I,ll always sorry to her . RESPECT that's what I call it because we were raised that way .. hard knocks..

Anonymous said...

My parents said this to my sister nd I which has us saying this to our daughters to this day!LMAO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mine parents would say ,"Your not made of glass".

Anonymous said...

My wife tells me that every day... and im 64..... LMAO with this one

Anonymous said...

most of these I've heard and repeated to my kids; one of my own is "so if (Billy) jumped off a cliff, you'd follow? You've got a brain of your own, so use it"; or ïf you can't say something nice - don't say anything at all"

Anonymous said...

I heard everyone of those and so did my kids. I tell my grandkids the same thing. Love this.

Dana Davis said...

Here is another one "Use your head for something besides a hat rack"

Amanda Schaffner said...

My grandma always used to tell me "You were wet before you were dry.", and "Your not made of sugar you wont melt."

Anonymous said...

I had. Never heard that one. But it is good

Anonymous said...

My favorite one is stop crying before I make you cry.

Anonymous said...

AMEN TO ALL OF THE ABOVE

Geneva said...

And look at the way kids were versus now....
there was alot more respect for parents back then.

Anonymous said...

That will make you go blind

Anonymous said...

lol heard them all some very similar. I heard.... ask less questions you get less lies , keep your mouth shut and youll get less flies. Mum does it, Dad does it ,monkeys have a try ,cats do it, dogs do it , so why cant I ! and lots lots more lol pass them on

Anonymous said...

When my kids are asking a lot of comman sense questions I know they know they the answers to I tell them use their brain not mine.

Anonymous said...

You make a better door than a window!
If you cross your eyes there going to stay that way!

Amethyst Moye said...

I heard all of these (and this one) and used them myself!

Anonymous said...

Heard all

Anonymous said...

Hadn'theard that one

Anonymous said...

Heard these all but not just my parents but others parents & family

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading all the comments. I am a very down to earth and funny person. So whenever I do or say something funny in front of my son's friends( now age 14) my son will roll his eyes( not in a bad way mind you cause he knows what I going to say) I would tell him... You know much kids wish they had a mother like me? Of course he will roll his eyes again and say.... I knew you were going to say that..

Anonymous said...

There was 6 of us.. we heard all of these &our children have heard these. We grew up healthy &happy * I wish I could hear just one of them again from my parents* one day I will when Jesus calls me Home* the sayings doesn'thurt the child as long as you show them love* nowadays who are the parents? Bring back the good old days* where kids were to be seen & not heard. R.I.P. mom & dad. I love & miss you both.

Anonymous said...

Two good ones... Yah because we have a money tree growing in the back yard and you know how much people out there starving.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the memories*we all have heard these & our children , right down to the grandchildren. But everyone knows they are still loved* when I tell the grandchildren , I have eyes in the back of my head* my granddaughter has to try to find them* how much more love can we share together* They ate great kids & the grands are growing just fine even with these sayings* Thanks Mom&Dad miss & love ya both* will put the links together one day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, everyone for taking me down memory lane I to remember these quotes, I passed them down to my children. Had to call my son to see if e remembered we had a good lauh, 70 yrs. young now mother of twelve

Anonymous said...

My parent's said all of those and My Dad's favorite answer for I wish was Wish in one hand and S@@T in the other and see which one fills up the fastest But beside's all My Parents taught me Moral's and Value's , Respect and Love . That's something that ppl don't teach their children anymore it's a shame

Debbie Newton said...

I just said that one about the wind changing to my youngest daughter this morning she was pulling faces on facebook

Anonymous said...

I had a good laugh.......I've heard all of those, but to the ladies who like to spank their kids, this is not the place. This is the place for memories and laughter. My Dad and Mom never spanked us , I never spanked my children. There is no need for spanking as discipline. The only thing you need to do is just plain tell them "I love you" and mean it. Your children didn't ask you to be born, remember that. As for all these sayings, they are great!!!!

Anonymous said...

ive said many of these to my children

Arno said...

When you're right stand your ground . When you're wrong. Bow your head and except the out come . which ever it is, We'll still love you .

Anonymous said...

My mom said when we called each other names, "The pot can't call the skillet black", meaning you're siblings and you both look alike and act alike.

Anonymous said...

My mom ...."your going to get it when we get home." this always gave us something to look forward to the rest of the day! Lol "I didn't ask you if you did it .. I asked you to pick it up!" "anything worth doing, is worth doing right!" i was divorced when my oldest out of 4 children was 9. I later had 2 business .. Paid off a home we lived in for 36 years. My mom was a great inspiration for me through the rough times with advice like .. " pull yourself up by your bootstraps , you can't get nothing done sitting and worrying about it!". And the one that always gave me the courage to go on .. "you can do anything and be anything you put your mind too , you just have to want it bad enough to get up and reach for it and have the courage to fight for it and not let go!" but the best advice my mom gave me when I was in a decision giving me trouble was ... "Pray, Jesus will give you strength!" I'm 64 now ... I miss her sayings .. Which I use often with my children and grandchildren. Her name was Golden .. And that she was.

Terrie Westerman said...

Don't sit so close to the tv you'll go cockeyed!

Anonymous said...

Wow ... Heard that one a lot ! And "don't swallow your gum .. It will stick your guts together". Lmbo

Anonymous said...

Two that I remember:
1) "If so-and-so ((insert friend's name)stuck their head in the fire, would you?"
2) "So it's raining! You're not made of sugar; you won't melt!" Never heard anyone but my Mum use that one!

Anonymous said...

so you are saying you are a PREFECT parent I am sorry there really aren't any of them you must have slept through your WHOLE LIFE Please don't full yourself

Anonymous said...

When we asked for money, we got, "money doesn't grow on trees you know"

Anonymous said...

If you don't watch your tone with me I'll slap your face off.

Anonymous said...

..."can't never did anything"...
...if you think that flyswatter hurts...you should have felt your grandad's razor strap...
...I better not hear another word about it...
...don't let that door slam...
...close that screen door...you're letting all the flies in...
...close the door...you're letting all the heat out...
...don't stand with the refrigerator door open...you're wasting energy...
...you better get upstairs before I get off this couch...

---as well as most of the above statements...
There was never a question of not being loved...wouldn't yell at you if they didn't care about you & wanted the best for you...

...Thankful & Blessed...


Anonymous said...

amen me too an my mom an dad loved me more then the air they breathed an my girls were raised the same an they are amazing girls with amazing careers so it never damaged us only made us learn respect an manners an right an wrong

tabitha benton said...

That is really sad to hear about u not talking to your mother you obviously have missed the message or something!I heard every last one of these probably on a daily basis and i am proud of my parents,I never felt put down, degraded, or made to feel negative in any way. I have the utmost respect for every type of person i appreciate the little things in life! It sounds like you are a spoiled selfish person and I associate that with stupidity, especially because you put on the internet that you are not talking "to the woman who gave birth to me and raised me in over 10 years" you are doing a great injustice to your daughter by not talking to your mother,her grandmother! Its very sad and quite honestly pathetic and disrespectful...which by the way maybe you should have listened to more of those comments as a child you may have a little more respect for " the woman who gave birth to me and raised me"!

Margie Tatum-Agnes said...

Close the refridgerator door, I'm not trying to cool the whole house

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Anonymous said...

I heard most of them. My favorite was my dads response if I said I was bored. "Only boring people get bored. Find something constructive to do."

Anonymous said...

My dad's favorite when I would say "who" when I wasn't sure if he was talking to me was "Who hell. Your feet don't fit on a limb & you don't s..t through feathers. Pay attention."

Anonymous said...

My mum used to say tthat me, i used to think she coud read minds.....lol mind you knowing mum she probably did...miss you mum xx

Anonymous said...

"Can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen", My mom said many of these sayings. Being a single parent I could not afford a lot, so when my children would ask for something...I sang to my children "you can't always get what you want, you get what you need". They would get so upset, but they did get what they needed. They laugh about it now. It's unfortunate that many kids, do not have respect, morals and values.

Anonymous said...

Tabitha you are so right in my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes and that anonymous woman apparently does not understand generation gaps. Each generation as parents, we learn new parenting skills. To cut herself off from her mother not only punishes herself and her mother, but more importantly, the grandchildren. I lost my mama last September. I was lying on her chest when God took her home. Years ago, I had a fight with her and would not speak to her and kept my son from her. Thankfully, it passed and we were close until the day we lost her. I hope to God that woman comes to her senses before it's too late. Trust me, if she doesn't, she will be in pain for the rest of her life because when she loses her mama, tbat's it...FINAL. Good luck to her.

Anonymous said...

My dad would say " if you had dynamite for brains, you wouldn't have enough to blow your nose" also " if a frog had wings he wouldnt bump his ass everytime he hopped would he?".

Anonymous said...

heard these and many more, my favorite I still use is when you call your child and they say "what?!" my reply is "don't what me!" anyway a funny day was when one of the kids toys broke, and the little eyes from it came off, my daughter helped me tie them into the back of my hair and took a pic titled "I always knew mom had eyes inthe back of her head!" lol good times!

Anonymous said...

I've heard all of these and more and so have my kids. Two that I didn't see as I read this was "tell your troubles to Jesus the parsons gone ashore." and if you wanted something when at the store it was " People in Hell want ice water". There was never a doubt in my mind that Mom and Dad loved us. And we all turned out great. The one thing I have never done though is call my kids names because that was something mom did and I swore I would never do that. I told my daughter once that she was acting like a B---h and she said I was calling her one. Then I had to explain to her that I said she was acting like one, not that she was one. I also never pulled the kids hair cause mom had a thing about grabbing my pony tail and leading me or directing me to what I was suppose to be doing.

Anonymous said...

we had three answers we could give, yes sir, no sir and no excuse sir.

Unknown said...

It's funny reading that some felt these cliches were meant to be negative, were a negative influence. How sad that they didn't, and don't, know they were done with love, respect and concern. Meant to teach us about life and it's values. I feel so sorry for those that missed the point. If our parents didn't love us, didn't respect us and weren't concerned for us, where else would we have learned how to deal with life? On the street corners with the other kids whose parents didn't give a dang? I grew up less than wealthy and the most heard one in our house was ....'wish in one hand....'. I still tell it to my grandkids along with a lot of others and they have no doubt that I love them with a purple passion. lollllll In fact, they sometimes give me the ending before I've finished the statement. That, my negative friends, is true love.

Anonymous said...

my mum n dad always said 2 me if I stood in front of the tv u make a better door than a window n if I left the door open it was u wasnt born in a barn ...

Anonymous said...

Were you raised in a barn?
my kids tell me that I'll be late for my own funeral.

Anonymous said...

my father would say "eat that cause it will make hair grow on your chest!!" and I thought: I'm a girl what do I want hair on my chest for???

Nan DJ said...

I love all of these sayings and really they were all said tongue in cheek weren't they ? So funny most of them. I have heard my daughters say " Oh ! I am turning into my mother." I had a few favourites I would use. "Tell me the truth," If they were silent I would ask them to stick out their tongue because they believed that if they told a lie they would have spots on their tongue that only I could see. On the whole my kids were pretty truthful. The best piece of advice I ever received was from my mother, " Never let the sun go down on your wrath" So true.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful mother. Such great sayings and advice.

Gloria Frost said...

I heard and used them all, but I use a line on my girls when they are being hardheaded " if you want to fight about it, bring it on, you will just end up losing anyway" it always work. . . And I walk away the winner. I love my girls and they know it.always

Anonymous said...

my parents esp. my dad is cruel,am traumatized growing up...I did not enjoy being young...but by the grace of God I forgave them for what they did..At least they think they did their best. What am thankful is their presence as we grew up.They did not how to discipline us in a gentle way...it's the school,my teachers I learned most as well-that's the elementary grade...I am now a parent and tried my best as well with prayers that my children will grow up to be good citizen of the world of of God's kingdom.

Anonymous said...

my mom used those and this one i dont have eyes in the back of my head ,so how can i see what your pointing at? for some reason we always saw something beyond her to show her

Anonymous said...

ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

danielle bowen said...

My moms favorite was stick that tongue out a birds gonna fly by and poop on it but I agree with everybody kids nowadays don't have respect for anybody including themselves hell I know several people in my age group who were never taught the proper respect half if then can't even work a washing machine or cook because none of them had to do any of that growing up

Anonymous said...

been there, done that, very good

Anonymous said...

My House My Rules. You don't have sense enough to come in out of the rain. The same thing you are trying, I have already done. This can go on forever.

Anonymous said...

I was born at night, but it was not last night.

Anonymous said...

Keep making those ugly faces and your face will FREEZ and STAY THAT WAY!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you want something to cry about? Wait until your Dad gets home. You made your bed, now you can lie in it.

Lattina said...

I used to listen to a particular sound track over and over as a teen. One day my younger sister came in and told me that Dad said (she paraphrased) that if I didn't stop listening to that rock opera, it was going to get under my skin. I itched for a week before I realized he had probably said that my music was "getting under his skin." :)

Anonymous said...

YEP I WAS TAUGH ALL THIS LESSONS OF LIFE

Anonymous said...

My mom would tell us "I'll KNOCK your teeth down your throat" the thought of it stopped what ever we were doing... Dad use to say (before a whipping) "This is gonna hurt me more than it does you".. I didn't understand that until I had children AND it really does>. Yes I spanked/whipped my sons when they needed it, they turned out to be fine young men. I think discipline takes all forms according to the offense... My eldest son told me once that he would rather have a whipping and get it over with than to have to write sentences (Like I had had to do in school). one of my personal habit sayings that my kids tease me about was "That beats all Ive ever seen". Another one of my parents sayings was "One day you will thank me"... And I have many times over!!

Anonymous said...

"Money does not grow on trees"
"don't waste food, there people dyeing of hunger"

Anonymous said...

I've heard every one of these and then some! LOL!! Someone before me here, said their father would say something about something someone had done, and he'd say "Who?" and his father would say "Who, hell! Your feet don't fit no limb." My daddy said that too! He used to always say, "Don't do as I do, do as I SAY do!" Mom used the "Just wait until you get home!" all the time! Those were the times I said in the backseat and prayed, "Please God, let her forget...please let her forget!" LOL! And how about "A hard head makes for a soft a**!" Daddy used to say, "I don't care if you live to be 100, you'll never be over seven and a half!" Turns out he was right! LOL!

Anonymous said...

The car won't start...Oh No!! Wait, who doesn't have their seatbelt fastened? Glad that's done, now the car will start!!

Anonymous said...

I have heard so many of these and have used them too. Love them all. My mom once said to my nephew, "Wait til your dad gets home." He begged Mom not to tell on him. When his Dad got home, Mom said "So-and-so got something to tell you," making him tell on himself.

Anonymous said...

I like the last post, I heard it quite often.
"Wait till your father come's home!!" That is how my Mom put it, when we were REALLY in trouble!! And ANYTIME she used my whole name, ANNETTE MICHELE McKee !!!
I KNEW I was in DEEP SH*T!!

Anonymous said...

ONLY NOW, I am NOT ANONYMOUS!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

I like the one where parents would tell us to go outside and don't come back in until the sun starts to set, and if you can't hang with the big dogs stay on the porch.

Anonymous said...

and if your friends jumped off a cliff would you

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Tabitha. I stopped talking with myy father for many years and than had the pleasure of taking care of him the last year of his life. It's been 5 yrs now and I still kick myself for the time I lost with him because in that last year I still didn't get to tell him everything. My mother raised me & I heard everyone of these and I said them to my kids as well. We laugh at it now. Those were the good ole days. :)

Anonymous said...

this was one of my moms CALL YOUR A$$ MOM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE HER WITH YOU... AND YOU WONT MISS A THING IF I FART I WILL JAR IT FOR YOU...lol

Anonymous said...

haha love that

Anonymous said...

if i fell down, Mom would say, come here and Ill help you up. also it's too far from your heart to kill you!

Anonymous said...

I can see now where my parents got all their sayings, and Yes we are from Mississippi and was raised with respect no matter what was said we knew the right from the wrong and when to stand up,sit down speak or not to speak when adults were around. You can tell today children are not told these things, most don't have repsect for their parents must less asdults. I appreciate everything my parents taught me and by the rule. We raised our children by the same rule and we all turned out to be good people to all.

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Anonymous said...

almost every words has been taught by my parent... I do appreciate them in my life today.

Anonymous said...

I love memory lane. I remember almost all of them including "Be very careful cause what goes around comes around". I used some of them on my kids and now they are very strong and loving. I love and miss my mother who tought me to be loving,strong and independant.

Anonymous said...

We are Italian.....sounds like your Dad went to the same school as my Dad. It all comes down to respect,which unfortunately seems to be lacking in a lot of homes these days.

Gunna Dis said...

" if you don't clean up your room, I'll throw it ALL out!" she never did though.. "I'll tell you when you're older" how annoying was that!

Anonymous said...

My mother taught me about Values" You will never the well till the water done"

Anonymous said...

my dad to he would just give the look didn't even have to speak you knew you were done

PaintingMerry said...

When I did something wrong, or broke the rules... I would hear "Why would a person as intelligent as you do something that stupid? When your Dad gets home, there will be a discussion about this, so you best be preparing your defense." Also: You can give someone the clothes off your back and buy more. You can give someone your last dollar and earn more. However, when you spend your time with someone, you have given them a part of your life that you can never replace. So be selective when deciding whom to share this most valuable gift with, and make sure they are worthy.

Anonymous said...

How about "if it was a snake it would have bit you!" and "you don't have sense enough to come out of the rain."

Anonymous said...

Those and many others are very much remembered. I think my Mother said them all! My kids have heard many, but not nearly all the ones I have. Im still scared to death of snakes.... Don't even say the word.

Anonymous said...

I heard a lot that you made your bed, now lay in it. Children were to be seen and not heard. The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. I did not pass any of them on to my kids.

Cheryl said...

It was great to hear them again. I don't believe I passed any down to my daughter as most of my childhood wasn't happy and I try to forget most of it...

Anonymous said...

Every time I'd ask my mom for something more than once.. she would sing, "And the word is no, NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOO". She would sing it loud & proud.. & embarrass me in front of who ever was watching.. lol

martha said...

I've said them to my kids as well. I remember the time my sister was being bad and Mom told her if you keep it up, you're going to get a whooping. my sister who was 3 told her, "mama don't whoop me, beat me." my mom just laughed and forgot about giving her a whooping.

Anonymous said...

I've heard all of these but not from my parents. My mom's favorite though was, "Just wait until your dad get's home". I guess she was teaching me about fear. I was a daddy's girl & I definitely did not want to disappoint my daddy when I heard this at five but later realized I really could not disappoint him. He was my hero, my superman & I've been missing him for 14 years now.

Anonymous said...

Fix your face! If the eind changes it'll stay like that!!!

Anonymous said...

My Mom would always say. Don't cry or come visit me at my Grave when I die I won't be their bring me flowers now so you can witness me enjoy them. Especially whenL she felt Lonely. LOVE and RESPECT your parents because when they die the pain of their wise words will be a Memory.

Ibedahonly1 said...

My Dad used to say..."when I tell you to jump, you can ask,"how high?", on the way up!"

Anonymous said...

LMBO!
That is a great one! Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

My dad always used to say in response to my "because (insert name of friend) did it...dad's response "so if (friend) jumps off a bridge, does that mean you will too".

Also my mum used to say to us, in response to bad language "I am going to wash your mouth out with soap"....

Anonymous said...

1- If wishes were horse then beggars would ride.
2-You can catch more flies with sugar than you can with vinegar.
3- Clean your plate... think of all those starving Armenians.
4-You are judged by the company you keep.

Anonymous said...

i've heard them all...and i've said some of them myself..i agree with u anonymous...so ppl are just kidding themsleves...no one is perfect and i bet somewhere if not already..has said those same words also....i said that same one to my kids...what until your dad gets home..i wish my dad was here also..15 yrs ago..give anything for someone to say that me..

Anonymous said...

I Can Rember A Spanking Them Saying *This Is Going To Hurt Me More Then You*

Anonymous said...

I heard...... You don't have enough sense to piss a hole in the snow, well ain't that the pot callin the kettle black, shut the damn door....I'm not payin to cool the outside......just wait till your daddy gets home, you got shit for brains... I laugh now b/c I was taught how not to be!

Anonymous said...

I remember a lot of these and I know I've said all of them to my children and grandchildren. I've even said some of them to children that aren't even blood related.

Anonymous said...

don'y hang your dirty laundry out to dry,meaning don't tell your personal business to others. don't argue with a fool in public,someone passing by might not know the difference.he's a wolf in sheep's clothing,meaning he is a thief. lower than a snake's belly,a really bad person.

Anonymous said...

When my Mom was really angry with me, she'd say: "Oh, go soak your head!"

Barbara Reed said...

my mom told me my dad was'nt a glass maker move it.

Anonymous said...

Are there real parents like those? Oh my........a lot of hurtful words. No wonder!

Anonymous said...

I've heard everyone of those sayings, but I'm not sure that my parents actually said them to us. I remember that mom seemed psychic - whenever she was in the kitchen and we were in the living room messing around, she'd always tell us to knock it off. It used to freek my brothers out because they swore she could see right through the wall. Another was when dad would have to discipline us - rarely because mom did most of the discipline (dad was a truck driver and on the road all week); anyway, I grew to fear these words coming from my dad - Go wait for me in your room! Even as a grown up (I lived with him until he passed this past January at 92), I would get a little anxious when he'd come into my room and sit to chat!

Anonymous said...

Too many chief's and not enough warriors , or too many cooks spoils the broth.

Anonymous said...

When I would ask if I had to eat the crust on my bread, my Uncle would say that it "puts hair on your chest" and I would turn up my nose, then say laughing that I didn't want hair on my chest because I am a girl! Those were the days and we did not feel that we were being mistreated when our parents said certain things. We knew they loved us a lot by their actions.

Anonymous said...

my gran and grandad said most of those plus a few more
'eat your crusts up it will make your hair curl' then he told us how he stopped eating his thats why he was bald haha.
if you kept asking why you got.. 'cos y's not a z and my boots let water in'...strange
if you said i'm hungry, they said i'm angry lets have a fight
Im thirsty.... reply Im friday nice to meet you,
'if wishes were green apples we would all have belly aches'
but the thing I remember most is how I always thought Id pulled the wool over their eyes then found out months later they actually knew everything i had been getting up to, just not told me.. reading all these has stirred up such lovely memories for me, Miss them so much ...

Anonymous said...

If you keep makeing that face it will stay like that. If u roll your eyes one more time im going to knock them to the back of your head

Anonymous said...

My dads favorite when I was a teen was, have you gone ape s..t? IV only heard one other person say it and she came from Oklahoma too! Think its an okie thing.

Anonymous said...

Heard them all - when told "Eat your spinach, there's starving children in China", I could never figure out how those children would get that food! Loved reading the comments!!

Anonymous said...

Dianne Maurer
My parents were Pennsylvania Dutch, paternal and Scot/Indiana Hoosier! I have heard all of the above. I have a couple more to add..When I was crying or pouting my grandpa would say "If you stick that bottom lip out any further I'm going to hang my pail of water on it!" Or Penna Dutch grama~ You best behaving' or your gunna git a licken! Hoosier gramma~"Your gunna get the Dickens beat out of ya!" I always wondered who Dickens was and why was he in my body? I now think it was the "Devil". I'm not going to tell you one more time! "Your grandma/grandpa are turnin' over in their grave" "If you had a brain you'd take it out an play with it!" My mom only said this if we had done something so stupid it was silly! So we always giggled! "Mind your manners!" "If you don't do it right the 1st time you'll just have to do again, so save both of us the time!" "Do you want to be just another piece of bread in the loaf?" "What's taking so long? My word, your slower than molasses in January!" "Stop bawling or I'll give you something to bawl about!" "Don't tell me, I've been on this earth longer than you!"
My favorite~ She awt to know better, after all I'm three times seven and then some!"

Anonymous said...

My parents said everyone of these! I have said several of them myself! I rember many more like: Your ain't no glass maker! Close that door , I'm not cooling the whole neighborhood! What are you waiting on Christmas! Wait till your father gets home! That's just a few!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Tabitha and just think how you would feel if when your daughter read this she stopped talking to you and found her grandmother. You messed up big time but you still have time to fix it especially so your daughter can learn about her family good or bad still family

Anonymous said...

about sums it up lol

Anonymous said...

If you call those put downs, well all I can say is you have had a very sheltered life and have to invent a reason to feel belittled.

Anonymous said...

My parents taught me about ANATOMY

"Eat your greens, it'll put hairs on your chest"

Anonymous said...

I always told my children you make a better door than you a window. My dad always said that 2 me when I was younger.

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