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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.

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

Be nice to everyone you meet. You never know when you might run into them again.

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

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

If you are not in that room shut off the lights! I am not the electric company!!  -- contributed by Michelle Cordova, Texas

Keep making that face and someday your face is gonna stay that way!   -- contributed by Michelle Cordova, Texas

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

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