My mom passed on Mother’s Day of this year. Yet she still lives in me through all the sayings that she embedded in me over the years. Can you think of some of the sayings of your mom?
Some of my mom's sayings:
A bird in hand is worth more than three in the bush.
You may be up today and down tomorrow.
Treat people like you want to be treated.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Give a little. Take a little, and let your heart break a little.
Give them just enough rope and they will hang themselves.
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 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"
Sorry to hear of your loss too
Gosh I was only 13 yrs old and I can still remember my mums sayings lol
"Theres good an bad in every race"
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" (debatable that one mum)
"Every hour before midnight ,is worth two after" ( her wisdom on why I should be home an in bed) lol
"Dont care was, made to care'!
"Wait til ya father gets home"
Wow, hard to remember, I have some of the same as Kiwi.
"wait until you father gets home"
"stick & stone may break your bones, but words will never hurt you" - wrong on that one!
"don't step on the cracks"
"wear clean underwear"
"You are not everybody else" (when I'd ask to do something that everybody else got to do, like stay out late and play hide n seek.
Oh yes I forgot the clean undies one Jane so thats where that one came from
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.")
My mom also told us the same thing but in different words. She would ask, "If John jumps into the lake, are going to jump too".
Ooh - I remembered one (while I was thinking of something else ):
My mother was fairly along in years when she heard (and started to use over and over and over again): "What goes around comes around." That one must have had particular impact on her.
(I have to say, though, that I've seen a lot of times when what goes around never does come around. I've been waiting for several things to come around, and so far it isn't happening. )
Age is a matter of the mind. If you don't mind age doesn't matter.
What goes around, comes around - rarely have seen that happen except in the case of the flu or stomach virus. I think my dad use to say that.
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".
Actually, I had tremendous respect for my mother; and we had tremendous closeness between us. I may have felt like saying, "Duh", but there's no way I would have.
"Your such a bitch."
"Your a rotten child."
"What is wrong with you."
"No wonder no one likes you."
"What did you do this time."
"I love you... even in you are rotten."
Still love her though.
it's amazing how we can love our parents no matter what they do to us.
at least your mom told you she loved you. mine absolutely refused to do so, even to her dying day.
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.
LOL Why is that I love you girls? Cause you obviously are the love
Awwwwww, motherly love, ain't it great.
My personal favorite:
'You'll grow up to be a pervert and a rapist' (upon finding my porno stash).
She was half right, I'm no rapist but I do like sticking an orange in my mouth whilst dribbling hot wax over my nipples, lol.
"Boobies are the work of Satan!" hehe
Is it bad that made me laugh?
lol, nah it's all good, I think she was wrong anyways, Boobies are one of the few things that make me believe that there might be a God, and that he was responsible for them.
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.
The headmaster told a seven year old boy he was gonna grow up to be a rapist and a pervert, jeeez, and I thought my mum was bad, lol
Accidentally OR on purpose? Can;t be both, ya know
lol, yeah the old, 'my cock fell out of my pants accidentally' routine. Supermarket security never believe me when I try using that one.
Will you stop I am crying here and people are starting to look at me.
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.
After she tucked us in and kissed us at night, she always said, "Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite." (Hmmm...now that I think about it, that was kinda creepy!)
And then there's the infamous "There are only 2 kinds of people -- those that are Irish and those that want to be."
sorry to hear hubby7...my mom passed about 10 years ago and she would always say...
Do not let anyone tell you that you are not as good as they are...
Always treat people fair...
If you want anything done, do it yourself...
You get more files with honey than you do with vinegar...
Tom.....WHO PAINTED THE CAT? >>>AHHHHH!!!!!!
Tom.....When you bring sleazy girls home...tie them up on the front porch!
Tom....Are you hungry, son?
My mom would say, "I'll give you something to cry about", if I cried when she scolded me.
Hey Davinagirl, I'm sorry for your loss.
My mother says to me often;
"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?
"You deserve a bitchy blonde but you'll end up torturing a sweet little brunette!" How did she know?
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."
"What the daughter does, the mother did"
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, I also had the clean underwear story. There must be a lot of washing of underwear going on
Sorry to hear this sad news.Hope your mum always stay withing you through her wonderful sayings.
"you don't have to be wealthy to have class"
"never leave the house without wearing clean underwear, your nails and toenails cleaned and polished, if you get in an accident you want to be presentable"
"are you really going to wear that"
After A little whining from me about so and so did it too, my mom would say:
"If they jumped off a bridge, would you jump too"
Thought this was always a remark that had no answer. As if you would say, "well yeah".
"I'm ringing your father"
"Father christmas won't come to naughty girls"
"The bogie man will get you"
"Jack frost is out today"
"Do you think money grows on trees?"
"Course you can have some new shoes, I will just go shake the money tree in the garden"
"I will smack your bum so hard you won't be able to sit down for a week"
"If you ask again you won't get it"
"If you keep on you will go to bed"
"Get out of my site before I do something I will regret"
Oh my I could go on all day long.
Good morning wmn
I am good, how bout you?
Can I call you Dennise? I can't for the life of me make myself relating to you buy your current hande.
"Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about."
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.
That must be a universal one, I too remember it.
MY mum was always nice but here are a few of my dads
You would be pretty if it wasn't for your face
i wanted a boy or a girl and look what i got
I have to drink 3 pints of beer before i could kiss you
It would not bother me if i never saw you again, but your mum would probably be upset, and she would miss the children
Brenda why do you always have to have the last word...
will i go on......
Awwwwwwww, they're not very nice, not very nice at all.
lucky you had your mum. Sorry your dad was so nasty, sounds alot like mine...you turned out to be very nice anyway.
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.
" That can be fixed. It might not be quite as good as new, but it can be fixed."
"Walk in like you own the place."
And her last words to me, " No, you go home now-- I will need you more when I get out of the hospital."
My father was better at it:
"Sea shells are worth picking up if only so kids can hear the sound of the ocean."
"My daughters are all extremely talented."
"Your eyes are only summer blue."
by purpleangel47 9 years ago
You love her yes ... but are you in your 20's, 30's, maybe older with unresolved issues with your Mom?
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