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Things Mom used to say

As we celebrate Mother's Day I could not help but think of many of the things my Mom used to say to me.

Posted by Fr. Bill on May 7, 2015

As we celebrate Mother's Day I could not help but think of many of the things my Mom used to say to me. Mom's in their wisdom and love are always trying to do what is best for their children. I am amazed how many things that my Mom said to us as we were growing up that have stuck with me through the years. Some of the following might remind you of your Mom! Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms on your special day.

God bless you and your children,
Father Bill

  • As long as you live under my roof, you'll do as I say.
  • Beds are NOT made for jumping on.
  • Call me when you get there, just so I know you're okay.
  • Don't go out with a wet head, you'll catch cold.
  • Don't run in the house.
  • Don't sit too close to the television, it'll ruin your eyes.
  • Don't walk away when I'm talking to you!
  • Eat your vegetables, they're good for you.
  • Go play outside! It's a beautiful day!
  • How do you know you don't like it if you haven't tasted it?
  • I brought you into this world, and I can take you right back out!
  • I didn't ask who put it there I said "Pick it up!"
  • I don't care what "everyone" is doing.
  • I care what YOU are doing!
  • If God had wanted you to have holes in your ears He would have put them there!
  • If you could stay out last night, you can get up this morning.
  • If you're too sick to go to school, you're too sick to play outside.
  • Look at me when I'm talking to you.
  • Say that again and I'll wash your mouth out with soap.
  • Shut the door! I'm not heating the entire neighborhood!
  • So what if Bob's mom let him do it? If
  • Bob's mom let him jump off the Empire State Building, would you want me to let you do it too?
  • This hurts me more than it hurts you.
  • What part of NO don't you understand?
  • When I was your age, I had to walk ten miles through the snow, uphill, by myself, to go to school.
  • When you have your own house then you can make the rules!
  • Who taught you THAT? You didn't learn that in this house!
  • You can't find it? Well, where did you leave it last?
  • You kids are trying to drive me crazy!
  • Always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.
  • Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
  • Don't ask me WHY. The answer is NO.
  • Don't cross your eyes or they'll freeze that way.
  • Don't make me come in there!
  • Don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been.
  • Don't use that tone with me!
  • I don't care who started it, I said stop!
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
  • If you don't clean your plate, you won't get any dessert.
  • If you don't stop crying, I am going to give you something to cry about!
  • I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one.
  • Now, say you're sorry...and MEAN it!
  • Think of those poor starving children in Asia.
  • Turn off that light. Do you think we own the electric company?
  • Were you born in a barn? Close the door -- and DON'T slam it!
  • What do you think, money grows on trees?
  • Why? Because I SAID so, that's why!
  • You could have called.
  • I will always love you - no matter what.
  • You just ate an hour ago!
  • You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your shoulders!
  • You will ALWAYS be my baby.
  • Your father is going to hear about this when HE COMES HOME!.

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