It's hard to lose our mom, so sorry to hear. It's wonderful you give her a tribute by remembering her words. A few of mine that I recall:
you're special~ love you~ you're not going anywhere dressed like that~ things happen for a reason~ be yourself and nobody else~ we'll discuss this when your dad get's home~ shoot for the stars~ only you can make your dreams come true~
Sorry to know your mother passed away so recently. My mother has been gone for 13 years now.
I thought I was going to be able to think of some things my mother "always said", but I don't think she said a lot of sayings. When we were little she did a lot of singing in the kitchen. ("If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake" was a frequent one. ).
It kind of makes me laugh, though, to realize that my mother was big for the saying about giving people rope and letting them hang themselves. Apparently, she wanted a lot of people to "hang themselves"
My mother also said that there is good and bad in every race. Also, she taught us to say "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words don't hurt me" whenever we--my brothers and sisters--were teased. Thanks.
I didn't get the one about "you are not everybody else". My mother's version was more direct (and hostile): "I don't care what anyone else does." (Often followed by something along the lines of, "If her mother wants her to look like a little tramp that's her business.")
It always bugged me because even though I knew what it meant, it would bring up images of a merry-go-round in my mind, and I'd think, "Well, of course it comes around." It sort of made me want to say, "Duh", but my mother made it clear she despised "Duh".
My mom was never verbally abusive. My mom was a different animal from your mother. She tended to build your esteem up than tear it down. I guess your mom's saving grace was the "I love you...", which every kid loves to hear.
"Sometimes I wish I had never had you" "if your head wasnt attached, you would loose it" and my personal fav..."You couldnt possably have been trying, if you tried, you would have done it!!!" My husband and I are saving up, to build her an apartemnt on our property, cuz she seems to be showing early signs of alzhiemer's, I want her to live with us, she is my mother after all.
Oh my I am laughing my head off at that one cause my son accidently on purpose showed his todger in the playground and the headmaster said the same thing to him. Mind you he was 18 LMAO. Not really he was 7.
lol, whoops sorry, I'm feeling kind of guilty now anyways, somebody started a pleasant thread about the nice things mums used to say, and it's now full of all the horrible ways in which parents traumatized us hubbers, and talk of people getting their cocks out in playgrounds and supermarkets.
were goign to hell..... no really, sorry OP, you did start a nice thread. And even people who didnt have the best of moms, can be good adults and learn something from the nice things other moms said. Please forgive me, Ill be good now.
HAHAHAHAHAH IT HURTS!!!!!! I am lauging so hard first at mr v..not being a pervert?..and helen and he boy...and she says I am crying here, and my daughter looks at me like I am crazy and says .."what? what? why is the computer so funny?" My sides are aching...
He dressed himself for school that day and forgot to put underwear on.After playing footy with his mates he ripped his trousers and all his friends laughed at his todger. So he thought seeing as they thought it was funny he would dangle it around the playground some more. It was kind of both but the headmaster was a politically correct ass.
"One day at a time Megan...and one step at a time." (very helpful when you are like me, suffering from IBS because of stressing out for nothing
"It takes all kinds to make up the world" I always loved this one because it reminded me that we are all here for a reason and not one of us is better than the other, whether we be doctors, or garbagemen.
"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater, Megan" Heard this one often when I had my first child and was scared of everything (tylenol, SIDS, soothers, blankets, food, EVERYTHING)
Those are the three biggest lines for me, gotta love mommies eh?
my mom was too busy talking to everyone else yet I always (still to this day) wish she would have, could have imparted just a little to me and so for my daughter I have always tried to sprinkle a little saying here and there. . .
A few of my favorites . .
"Patience is a Virtue"
"Be Careful what you wish for lest it come true"
Never say "I Can't" and replace it with "I CAN try"
"Anger is one letter away from danger"
"Never look down on anyone else.. . unless of course you are helping them up."
Sorry to hear about your mom hubby7, the funny thing is I was just thinking about my mom she past 10 years this Nov. and I come on hear and see a lot of her old sayings. Thank you for having us all remember our moms both living and those who have passed.
Oh yeahhh, that was a good one too!!I hated that!! like..duh...I HAVE a reason...I can safely say Ihave never sadi that to any of mykids. There are a fw hthings like, finish your dinner or no dessert..that I swore Id never say, then I said them..but if my kids cry, I hug them.
I very fortunately still have my mother here with me. But her variation of wanting to do what everyone was doing "If everyone else was going to jump off the bridge into the Ohio river are you gonna follow?" Oh and the one that had the most impact on me was "I hope you have a child just like you when you grow up" I will readily admit that I was at times especially in my teens was an awful child (of course I was ADHD and no one knew what that was or how to handle it in the 60's)and subsequently I opted out on having children. LOL (Actually I never really had maternal instincts, but I still think I was afraid of having a "me").
I am sure your mom would be laughing with us at this and crying with laughter too. This is the funniest thread I have read in ages. Thanks everyone for putting a smile on my face. The best tonic in the world. It's just Mrvoodoo has a wicked sense of humour just like mine.