Things Mothers Say

15:37 Mon 24th May 2010 The AnswerBank

We have all heard our Mothers saying, or possibly shouting, these phrases to us over the years. How it rings true...

•    Money does not grow on trees.
•    Don't make that face or it'll stay that way.
•    If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....
•    Always change your underwear; you never know when you'll have an accident.
•    Be careful or you'll put your eye out.
•    What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
•    You have enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes!
•    Close that door! Were you born in a barn?
•    If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
•    Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!
•    Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.
•    Don't eat those; they will stunt your growth.
•    If you don't eat those, you will stunt your growth.
•    It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.
•    I hope that when you grow up you'll have kids that are just like you! (Also known as the "Mother's Curse")
•    Because I'm your mother that's why.
•    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!
•    If you fall out of that tree and break you leg, don't come running to me.
•    "Cheer up, the worst is yet to come." Usually said in advance of grounding.
•    Just wait till your father gets home.
•    I've got eyes in the back of my head, that's how.
•    Get that thing out of your mouth! (or nose)
•    Just you wait until you have kids of your own - then you'll understand
•    I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?!
•    Honestly... You'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!
•    Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
•    Who'll end up walking, bathing and feeding it...?

If you would like to know what else Mothers say why not ask AnswerBank Phrases and Sayings.

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