Things your mom said . . .

Most of us have a list of things our mothers said to us when we were kids.  Some of those things came to pass and some didn’t.  Here’s a short list of the ones I’ve heard from my mother and the mothers of my childhood friends.

  • Don’t go outside without your coat on.  You’ll catch your death of cold.  Mom 0 / MomKids 1  (Shivered a few times, but no death.)
  • Don’t climb that tree you’ll fall and break your neck.  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • If you fall out of that tree and break your leg don’t come running to me.  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Don’t run in the street, you’ll get run over!  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Don’t go outside with wet hair.  You’ll catch pneumonia.  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Put that BB gun down.  You won’t be happy until you shoot somebody’s eye out.  (Well, I never shot anybody’s eye out, but I was never really happy either.  Just kidding.)  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Don’t make that face.  It’ll freeze that way.  Mom 0 / Kid 1
  • If all your friends were jumping off a cliff, would you jump off a cliff?  (And bungee jumping was born.  Thanks, Mom) Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • ait till your father gets home.  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (Whew!)
  • You’ve got enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes. Mom 0 / Kids 1  (Not a single spud.)
  • When you grow up I hope you have kids just like you.  Mom .5 / Kids .5   (At least they’ve been entertaining.)
  • Close that door.  Were you born in a barn?  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (Weren’t you there?)
  • If you swallow that watermelon seed you’ll grow watermelons in your stomach.  Mom 0 / Kids 1   (And I thought I was just fat.)
  • If you keep playing with it, it will fall off!  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (I’m
    not really sure what “it” was, but I’m glad to report that I still have all my parts.)
  • Don’t ever let me catch you doing that again!  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (Change in venue.)
  • You should go into Real Estate.  I think you would be good at it.  Mom 100 / Kids 0  Thanks, Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day!


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