Friday, September 21, 2007

My Mom 'Catch-Phrase'


Thought I'd jot down this phrase I catch myself saying over and over to my daughters.


Usually preceded by them telling me they don't WANT to do something or don't feel like doing something.


Me: "I do LOTS of things I don't want to do."


Usually to be followed by 'So, that's life' or 'Get used to it'.


I say this all the time. Do you have a phrase like that? If so, please share.

14 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh yeah...I've been known to say this once or twice!!! lol

Teri said...

I've been using "the powers that be" lately when referring to work issues.

Melissa said...

I love it! This is really TERRIBLE, and I'd never say it to my daughters but I certainly heard it when I was a kid, and there are definitely moments when I THINK it as a parent!

"Oh, you're crying? I'll give you something to cry about!"

Ugh!

chesneygirl said...

Oh yes, I have one...

"Because I said so!"

I HATED it when my mom or dad would say this to me and I SWORE i'd never say it to my kids... yeah, I catch myself saying it to my little Adam all the time!

Ugh.

Melody said...

Fun post! Sure you saw my fav: Change your attitude! and am sure there are loads. Oh yes....

Me: I didnt ask you IF you WANTED to {take your bowl to the kitchen...}I asked you TO {take your bowl to the kitchen...}.

Sarah said...

Suck it up!

Love the picture in this post by the way!

Glenn's Mommy said...

I say this a lot:
"The truth hurts".

martie said...

When my were little and lived at home, they used to tell me that I only had kids to do my work for me! My response....'if I didn't have kids, I wouldn't have all this work!'

And they didn't have much work to do.......I allowed them to be kids!

Anne said...

really? i WISH i had a million dollars.

hollibobolli said...

I'll have to think about that and come back to it - I shall return!!

hugs!!!

Laurie said...

I always swore I'd never say this, but when faced continuously with a three-and-a-half year old's "WHY?" I can't help but say, "Because I am your mother, and I said so."

God. Help. Me.

Anonymous said...

I remember tell you and Kelli this quite frequently, "'cause I'm the Mom".

~Telah said...

Thinking about it now, it really doesn't make any sense to say, but I find myself saying a lot: "I'll make you think....(bored, mean, whatever). Weird, I know.

Mrs. Flinger said...

HAHA! That's a good one. I tend to say, "What you want and what you get are two different things..."

Lord help me the day she uses it back...