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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Anonymous said...

My mom would always say I brought you into this world I will take you out.

Anonymous said...

don't know about these being American sayings; I am Canadian and heard all but three regularly.

Anonymous said...

How about because I said so. I hated to hear that as a kid. When I had my own children I know why my mom said it because they asked why mom so many times thar even after explaining to them why not they still kept saying but why. I didnt cave and they got because I said so just to save my sanity


Anonymous said...

Keep lookin at me like that and I'll smack both them eye's into one....

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, lol my said all of these, and i have definately repeatedjust about all myself!! Lol love this!! <3

Anonymous said...

I heard them all and then some many times, and prob said some to my own kids when they were growing up...

Anonymous said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

WTF!! I don't really get it but freaking HILARIOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

R.H.I.P. Rank Has Its Privileges and I out rank you.

Anonymous said...

I SAID EVERYONE OF THOSE AND THEN SOME....

Anonymous said...

My father used to tell us quite often, Let bygones be bygones. What he meant by this was once it has been said and done, then forget about it. Leave it alone and don't pick at it. Why even think to bring it up again. Another was "the law of averages does catch up with you,' Don't ever do anything bad that will come back and haunt us make us look bad.

Anonymous said...

I used this one regularly when I only had 2 sons at the time until one night my 2 yr. old said to the 4 yr. old. "Don't forget she can't see in the dark."

CTDCFkidnapping said...

idle mind..is the devils playground.......& Mom's favorite..."if your not the lead dog..the scenery never changes"....mine to my children as they tried to..lol...fool me.. You Can't polish a turd!

Dan Blankenship said...

My family used all those, and if we were making an annoying noise-we were told......"YOU CAN STAY-THAT'S GOT TO GO"!!!

colechris said...

another is "Why would you do something so stupid?" Answer me Child Well Parent shut up did I say you could talk.

If Timmy jumps off the cliff does that mean you have to?

Anonymous said...

My dad would often say... " I bought you books for school, and what do you do? Eat the covers off the books".

Dad would also say... " You got that dreaded Hawaiian disease, hand to mouth". (Meaning I would eat and my arms would bend),lol!

Also he would say... Fool me once shame on me, Fool me twice shame on you.

Anonymous said...

lol...heard em' all in portuguese...:)...<3...





Anonymous said...

Don't forget lizards and mice!

Anonymous said...

my mom always told me "if you lay down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas". I thank God that I had great parents who stayed together even when it got tough...no one puts much effort into marriage or family today!

Anonymous said...

Yes, brings back so many memories. Makes me feel like a kid again. The only one I didn't see was don't think with your mouth. I still catch myself doing that. Saying something I shouldn't before thinking of the results...

Anonymous said...

I heard this from a good friend, and it is so true: If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!!!

Nicole Shaw said...

My mom still says if you lie with dogs you'll end up with fleas.

Anonymous said...

I'm from the south. so I'm pretty sure I've heard them all once or twice in my life, But my favorite was when we would go to my grandma's house and the all the women would conger in the kitchen for coffee and gossip, mom would tell us kid's to go out and play, followed by, and don't get dirty or I'll put something on you soap and water wont take off, My Dad would always reply, now Momma, leave those kid's a lone, God made dirt and dirt don't hurt.

Anonymous said...

I think I have heard them all, but when my boy was little he was really a good kid, but when he did act up, especially in public, I would whisper in his ear, Boy do you want me to embarrass you in front of God and everyone?, I couldn't help but smile when he would put his little hand on his back side and look up at me with big blue eye's and say, Mommy please don't embarrass me in front of God...

Anonymous said...

Haha yes I heard the if you don't stop crying Im going to give you something to cry about. Told my son the same thing. Now I say this to my grandchildren. Also I was always told I don't ever want to hear you call someone stupid, to me that's a cuss word. Taught my son this. I haven't had to say this to my grandchildren my son taught them calling someone stupid is a cuss word so I guess he was listening all those years.

Jada Thorpe said...

i tend to use ... " THE MAID QUIT PICK UP YOUR TOYS" a lot along with a lot of other ones priorly stated, as well my mother always used to tell me "keep pouting a bird is going to come and s@@t on your lip .....lol

Anonymous said...

Gd values should pass on but i cant find any positive teachings here.

Anonymous said...

How about be sure your sins will find you out! My grandmother's favorite! Or he'd rather climb a telephone pole backwards to tell a lie, rather than stand on the ground and just tell the truth

Courtenay said...

That's not being taught about magic. Lying down with dogs and getting up with fleas is mor about choosing friends...who you choose to be around....my Mom's similar saying was "you made your bed, now lie in it".....

Anonymous said...

I've heard everyone of them........including, Better behave, I have eyes on the back of my head, as she's driving the car.

Anonymous said...

My Dad used to call me a balloon head, meaning I had air in my head, not brains. Miss him very much...love u Daddy

Anonymous said...

can't never could

Melita said...

Can't never could... Plus all the rest;) So glad I was raised to respect people and things.

Anonymous said...

heard it a million times!! can picture my dad sitting in the chair and us kids running back and forth. good memories

Anonymous said...

wow!! I heard it, said it and say it to my granddaughter. I even hear my daughter say it to her.

Anonymous said...

when we'd say we I'm hungry or I want something they'd say and I'm Friday come over Saturday and we'll have a Sunday

Anonymous said...

I HAVE TO SAY,I HAVE HEARD SOME OF THEM,AND I SAID IT TO MY KIDS IN THEIR YOUNGER YRSSPECIALLY, I BRUNG U TO YHIS WORLD ILL TAKE U OUT,, THEY TOOK IT TO DA HEART,I NEVER SAID THAT TO THEM ANYMORE," I USE TO TELL THEM BK. UP FROM DA TV. U GONA GO BLIND YEA THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS" THANK GOD MY DAUGHTERS R NOW MOTHERS,AND THEY TURN OUT TO HAVE RRSPECT,LOVE ONE ANOTHER,AND SHOW GOOD MANNERS TO MY GRANDKIDS!!NOW A DAYS SOME KIDS STARTING FROM AGE 4 THEY SHOW NO MANNERS,LET ALONE RESPECT,FOR THEMSELFS,NOR THEIR PARENTS, SOO,SAD!!

Anonymous said...

My mum often said "if you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all"

Anonymous said...

one of my favorites, my sister was always pokey, meaning slow and late, my mother told her she would be late to her own funeral it wasn't till I was older when I thought that is probably a good thing!!!! She also told us if we peed in the public pool we would get Polio!!! She refuted this till her dying day!!!

Anonymous said...

There were (10) of us and I remember Mom saying ur Dad was not born in a glass factory, we can't see thru u!! And when I would ask for something and she would say no! And then I would say but Mom everyone's doing it! And then she would say no not everybody because u r not doing it, And she had a saying if I wanted something, She would say want in one hand and poop in the other and see witch one get full the fast's, Those were good times and I wish I had them back, My Mom and Dad both have passed on to be with the Lord, I'd give anything to hear my Mom say wait until ur Dad get home, love and miss u Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats good one, never heard it before but my daughter and my grandson and myself rolls our eyes even my granddaughters so I will have to remember that one..LOL
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Anonymous said...

Some of these are famous IRISH sayings !!

Anonymous said...

LOL! My mom bagged things up and made me think she threw stuff out. Lit a fire under my butt to listen and clean my room and appreciate what I had.

Anonymous said...

my mom used to tell me that one all the time. That and "if you are quick you can run in between the raindrops"

Anonymous said...

I was also told move out of the way you weren't made of glass

Anonymous said...

I didn't hear about that from my parents .

Anonymous said...

OMG...I definately remember hearing the phase 'coz Y's not a Z'!!! & if i ever tried to question anything my mum said to me her response was 'Because Im ur mother...thats why!' ... & 'Dont start with me...you will NOT WIN!!!....But I think the best one my mum ever said was that she wasnt aware she'd given birth to another child...me...my sister & 'IT WASNT ME' What I wouldnt give to hear her say them again!!!
Miss u more & more everyday xxx

Anonymous said...

If your hand is in the lion mouth; then you let it nibble until you get out.

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful to have been raised with all these little quotes that made us think. Either that our parents had flipped or we had. in our family we laughed a lot, cried a little and grew up to be respectful adults. i wish i had used these one my children more often so they would use them on theirs.

Anonymous said...

You want to cry I will give you something to cry about.

Anonymous said...

i'll slap you seven ways from sunday and if they put their head in a fire would you

Anonymous said...

People who live in a glass house shouldn't throw rocks.

Anonymous said...

My mum would alway complain when either myself or my brother were climbing trees, and then she would tell us "if you fall and break your legs don't come running to me" thankfully we never had to try running with broken legs.

Anonymous said...

Imagine two girls acting up in the back seat of the car. My mother would say, "Stick your face up here so I can slap you!" And we did....

Anonymous said...

IVe heard every one of these..and said em too..

Anonymous said...

I am a very sad mother who has a daughter who does not want to be around me. She was my first born and I spoiled her rotten. she is 41 now and I don't have money anymore to support her or my grandkids so I am no use to her. It is my fault for spoiling her so much. She has always been jealous of me since she was young. She just had surgery to remove 83% of her stomach to lose weight and would not even tell me the hospital she would be at. She wrote me off because the last monies I gave her 5,000 I told her she would have to pay me back since I don't have the money I use to have. I just don't get it. My heart is broken.

Anonymous said...

my Dad would say,you're not funny Philip and
when me and my sister went out as teenagers,keep your hand on your ha'penny!
and that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Anonymous said...

Yep. I remember hearing about everyone of these. I have used some of them on my kids myself.

Anonymous said...

Mom- I wouldn't do that if I where u! Child- Do what? Mom- what ur about to do, Child h u can see me? How? Mom- Don't u know mother's have eyes in the back of their heads..

Anonymous said...

My Mom taught me how how to be creative artistically ~ your face will freeze that way if you keep making that face

Anonymous said...

Use your head for something besides a hat rack

jacqui said...

My parents always said to me look where you are going not where you have been

Anonymous said...

I feel sad for you that you are not on speaking terms with your Mother. I do not judge you or your Mother. When a rift occurs between child and parent it is sad. God bless you both and send healing. Shame on others for judging what we don't know.

jestina johnson- fleming said...

THIS IS ABOUT BEING ON TIME. "YOU WILL BE LATE FOR YOUR OWN FUNERAL."

Anonymous said...

I always remember we would do something wrong behind mums back and she would tell us to cut it out. We would ask how she knew what we were doing and she would say she had eyes in the back of her head. I remember doing the same with my boys and I caught them looking at my head intensely telling me they were looking for the eyes lol

Anonymous said...

I got one my grandmother used to say get out my pockets. For a long time when I was a little girl I use to say to myself "grandmom i'm not in your pockets", but as I got older I know now. She meant having all the lights on the house.

Anonymous said...

I have heard all the above and more to boot. I also said all these things to my kids they still remind me. my daughters say I sound more like you every day omg.

Anonymous said...

Y do as i say.not what i do.and wait till y farther comes home.lol watch my lips.

Mark said...

Why we had to walk 5 miles to school in two foot of snow up hill both ways...LOL

Anonymous said...

"How old are you, 12? Would you like to see 13?"
Probably a Brooklyn thing...lol!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame you are not speaking to your mother. I can't say I haven't gone through times when my mother and I were not speaking but my children still had contact with her. I would take them to her house and drop them off for visits or she would come and pick them up for visits until the "issue" resolved itself. Now that she's gone I would give anything to have that time of "not speaking" back to spend with her.

Anonymous said...

karma: Serves you right!

Anonymous said...

KARMA:THAT SERVES YOU RIGHT!!!

Anonymous said...

My Grandma Would Say "Keep You Attitude No-body Else Wants It" & I Was Told All The 13... I Use All With My Girls

Alicia Boyd said...

My grandmother had a lot of them. Girl you better use your head for more than a hat rack! And this was my favorite. I am going to stomp aud hole in you and walk it dry.

Anonymous said...

your not starving your only hungry people in third world country,s are starving

Anonymous said...

If I asked if I could do something with my friends, that my Dad thought was crazy, he always said, "if all your friends jumped off a cliff would you jump too?"

Anonymous said...

My dad would always say my mother was no glass maker and Do as I say not as I do.

Nobody said...

Heard all of these and said them to my kids. My Mama's favorite saying was "I dont want to hear it, actions speak louder than words" My daughter says that is my favorite saying as well

Anonymous said...

yes my parents said alot of things to us when we were little and we turned out Great also we was raised up in the church and i did the same with my Children and today they turned out Great now my 2 youngest children who have there own children is and have done the same with their children.they are Good also

Anonymous said...

I was a tom-boy, so my mother always told me:"If you fall and break your neck, I'm gonna beat you!" LOL. I put a lot of gray hairs in her head.

Anonymous said...

Do not think I saw this in any of the comments.
Who said life was fair

Anonymous said...

about sympathy

" If you fall & break you legs don't come running to me ! "

Anonymous said...

Another good one...that these do gooder's need to be aware of to-day....spare the rod and spoil the child....we used to get a smack on the bottom (not a belting) and we remembered what we got it for and never did the same thing again.

Micki said...

Mother said every one of those...my Dad also just gave "the look". My Mother always told me I must be a moron....and "you made your bed, now lie in it..and "who said life was fair". So many more....also my sister's favorite was " when the pain becomes more than the pleasure you'll leave"..

Anonymous said...

This is a old one.....You don't have sense God gave a billy goat

Anonymous said...

Because I said so

Cherie G said...

My mom always told me move from in front of that tv your daddy wasnt a glass maker lol

Anonymous said...

1st _ your parents try to give all of things as nicely as they can't, your parents section was just like preparation how passed last 2section.-when u get going particle exam then u deffer something !THEN I COULDN'T. BE WANT TO UPSET OR DEPRESS YOU,AT THAT TIME I CAN MAKE SURE THAT BOTH OF MADE ONE SOULS AND IMPOSE BELIEVE BOTH OF MAKE TO FINISH AS 1ST SECTION LOVELY PARENTS TOO.

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