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Discussion in 'Sports, Games and Health' started by Whirlwind, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Mommyisms

    What did your mom used to say?

    Here's a few of mine...

    "Don't put that in your mouth, you never know where it's been!"

    "Stop making that face it'll freeze like that!"

    "Close the door, long-tail!" (when we'd leave the door hanging open during the winter...like we had a long tail that was dragging in behind us)

    "Dogs can chase cars, but they can't drive them."

    "If you always think you're going to fail, then one of these you're going to be right."

    "Don't be ashamed of Jesus--He wasn't ashamed of you!"

  2. I probably won't remember very many. Usually I recall them in the situation that they are appropriate. These were things that her mom always said as well. (And probably her mom's mom, etc.) Here are some:

    "It ain't a shame to be poor, but it's a shame to be dirty."

    About roaches: "It ain't a shame to have them, but it's a shame to keep them."

    About sticking out your tongue: "If you don't put that back in then a little birdy will come and sit on it." (although sometimes it was substituted "poop on it.")

    "You can always tell how clean someone is by looking behind their toilet."
  3. LOL - I really like the roach one.:D
  4. "Because I said!"

    "You're not going to a fashion show, you're going to school!!!"

    "Would you jump off of a bridge too because _____ did?"

  5. LOL

    My mom used to say those too!:D

    "You better eat that! There's kids starving in China!"
  6. Oh my gosh!
    I forgot that one~
    Did they read the same book!!!!

  7. Your nose is going to grow long if you tell a lie.

    Don't go outside in the cold with wet hair or you will catch cold.

    No desert if you don't eat your vegetables.

    Eat your porage before you go to school cause it will stick to your ribs ( never understood that one until later in years )

    Breakfast is the best part of the day.

    Moms are always right.
  8. Yep. That was one also. She also used to say (a phrase that has lots of variations) "You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool MOM!"
  9. Our moms read the same book! :)
  10. I used to hate "I'll give you something to cry about"
  11. Oh yeah, I have heard that one too!

    Or when I was sent to get something I couldn't find~
    "If it was a snake it would'a' bit you!" :mad:

  12. my moms isms

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

    Then the twins
    Any one who would steal for you would steal from you
    Any one who would lie for you would lie to you.

    You catch more flies with suger than with salt.

    Truth ain't like horse shoes. Gettin close to it don't count.

    If their talken about me at least their leaven somebody else alone.

    And the one that struck fear into the hearts of us kids:eek:
    Wait till your father gets home:mad:.

  13. That brings back a lot of memories. I guess all our moms used to say the same thing.

    Here's a couple more that jog my memory

    Eat your carrots . It helps your eyesight.

    Eat your crusts and you will get curly hair. ( never did get curly hair ) LOL
  14. " Wait till your daddy gets home!":eek:
  15. We had the carrot one also. The crust one was different for us, but probably because we all have naturally curly hair. :p That saying came from my grandfather who was a very hairy man and he would tell my mother to "eat your bread crusts so you can grow hair on your chest." As a little girl she never realized that girls aren't supposed to have hair on their chests like their daddy! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D But, the story gets passed down, so now we all know to eat our bread crusts to grow hair on our chests.
  16. :D:D:D:D Ha Ha that's cute Bookworm.
  17. These are great!!!:D

    The carrot one reminded me of...

    "Here, eat this! It'll put hair on your chest!" OOPS - book beat me to it. :)

    (never worked)

    Then there was: "Quit staring! They might think you're in love with them!"
  18. THIS ONE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH!!! I don't know why!:eek:

    I think it's because one time Mom got it wrong and was saying: "This hurts you more than it does me!"

    Just like Bugs Bunny. LOL

    And the dreaded standby: "I got eyes in the back of my head!" :)
  19. That was a joke in our family, laughing at "This hurts you more than it does me".....wonder if it was an accident???:eek:
    One neighbor lady used to ask the kids, Are you being 'hAve?", instead of "Are you behaving?".


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