Famous Mom Sayings

Mothers-day-graphic1Mothers are known for their monologues and terrific one-liners.  In honor of Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, I’m offering a trip down memory lane with some time-honored “Mom Sayings.”  We’ve all heard them, and many of us have spoken them. Once you become a mom, you immediately join a secret society that allows you to utter the same words that moms around the world have uttered for generations.

“Do you think I’m your maid or something?”  You must have heard these words umpteen times from your mom while she picked up your clothes that were scattered around the house.  Even when you played at a friend’s house, I’m sure you heard their mom saying, “Have you gone deaf?” or “Close the door – we don’t live in a barn!”

Famous “Mom Sayings”

See how many of these well-known Mom Sayings you remember from your childhood, or have even uttered yourself…

– I’m going to give you until the count of three.  1…  2…  2 and a half…  2 and three-quarters…
– Running away? Is that a threat or a promise?
– I don’t care who started it, I said stop it!
– Am I talking to a brick wall?
– Do you think your socks are going to pick themselves up?
– Money doesn’t grow on trees.
– What did I say the first time?
– Don’t go out with a wet head, you’ll catch a cold.
– No child of mine would do something like that.
– I’m going to skin you alive!
– Don’t make me get up!
– Put that down!  You don’t know where it’s been!
– Who taught you THAT? You didn’t learn that in this house!
– Who else is going to be there?
– Don’t sit too close to the television – it’ll ruin your eyes.
– You can’t find it?  Well, if you’d put things where they belonged …
– You won’t be happy until you break that, will you?
– Just wait ‘til your father gets home!

My personal favorite (and I heard this A LOT as a kid!) is “I hope someday you have children just like you.”

Hopefully, I spared my own kids from a few of these choice phrases, but if I had, they wouldn’t belong to the secret society that allows kids to fondly remember these beloved Mom Sayings.

Happy Mother’s Day!