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Mother's Day Mom-isms

Do you remember all those things Mom used to say? Some were words of wisdom. Some were educational.  Some were warnings. And some of them you just didn't understand until you grew up and started using them on your own kids. We fondly call them "momisms".

Well, here is our list of those favorite sayings. Join the fun. Please email us with your own. Leave your name and city to post online, or contribute one anonymously. Email a "Mom-ism" now.

If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.

You better pray that will come out of the carpet.

Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....

Don't eat those, they will stunt your growth.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything.

If you don't eat those, you will stunt your growth.

What's meant to be, is meant to be. Mom only used this when something bad happened or when you experienced a disappointment.

Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.

Shut your mouth and eat your supper.

When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.

I hope that when you grow up, you have kids "Just Like you"! (Also known as the "Mother's Curse")

Because I'm your mother that's why.

Go ask your Father..

...This is why we can't have nice things. 

If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.

"Eat your vegetables, those children in China (Africa, Vietnam) would be happy to have some broccoli to eat!" Contributed by Sheryl McDermott

If you fall out of that tree and break you leg , don't come running to me. - Anonymous

"Cheer up, the worst is yet to come." Usually said in advance of grounding. - - Anonymous

Someday your face is going to stick like that. - - Contributed by Karen G in AL

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. - - Contributed by Karen G in AL

Yes, I *AM* the boss of you. - - Contributed by Karen G in AL

Because I said so. - - Contributed by Karen G in AL

Just wait till your father gets home. Contributed by Sandra Stofan

No dessert till you clean off your plate. Contributed by Sandra Stofan

I brought you into this world and I can take you OUT !!  Mostly said after one of us 5 had done something really bad.  Contributed by Marcie in Indiana

When you grow up and get a place of your own, I am coming over there putting my dirty shoes on your couch (or walk on it ) , color on your walls and try to flush a roll of toilet paper down your toilet! And, leave every light on in the house! Contributed by Shirley, Mesa, AZ

I love you, but not the things you do.  Contributed by Debbie Hoffman

Close the door, were you born in a barn ... ? Chelle Deaver

You be nice to your little brother. One of these days he is going to be bigger than you are" Katie Matson Anchorage, Alaska

Money doesn't grow on trees.....Carol in CA

Just remember you will pay double for your raising. Contributed by Gloria Byram in NM

Other cool and/or neat comments and stories:

".....some that I *ALWAYS* hated...and now find myself using them on my daughter!" - - Karen G in AL.

When I was a kid and was out playing in the dirt, sometimes I would get it in my eyes. I would run into the house yelling and digging at my eye saying "Mom I got something in my eye" and she would say "Your finger" This one cracks me up. The rescue person would always twirl a piece of Kleenex into a little point and touch the particle with the point to remove the object... Anonymous

"I was going to,(buy you an ice cream cone/ take you to the zoo, etc)but now I am not!" this always came after one of us kids didn't do what we were told. ... Mary Felkins , Sweet Home , Oregon

"Make sure you put on clean underwear everyday , in case you have an accident!" I always thought that you put on clean underwear AFTER you had an accident!  ... Mary Felkins , Sweet Home , Oregon

"When you grow up and get a place of your own, I am coming over there and jumping up and down on your bed, color on your walls and try to flush Mr. Potato Head down your toilet!" ...Mary Felkins , Sweet Home , Oregon

"Your room looks like a tornado went through it."


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