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Silly Things Mom's Say

Updated on September 26, 2014

If The Wind Changes?

The wind changed direction.
The wind changed direction. | Source

Mom and Me

Apparently if the wind changes direction my face will stay this way, well according to my mom that is, on those days when I was bored as a child I would wander around making funny faces and my mommy would utter those famous words to try to scare me into stopping making those faces.

I always thought that it would actually be cool though going through life with a silly expression on my face but sadly the wind never changed and my face stayed normal although there are a few wrinkles in my skin these days.

Children have a habit of doing things that mommy doesn't really like them doing and sometimes mommy will come out with one of those silly sayings that have been passed down through generations of mommy's since time began.

Dinner With Mommy

Dinner time in our house was always dramatic especially if it was something that I really did not like eating such as liver or green vegetables.

Mom always had at least one of her silly sayings at the ready because she knew the trouble she would have before the food was even served up.

  • Eat your greens, they will put hairs on your chest! (my sister always looked horrified with that one)
  • Eat your dinner before it eats you!
  • There are children starving in Africa who would love to eat that! (I often thought send it to them because I don't want it)
  • Don't eat so fast or your head will explode! (That was when I liked a meal of course)
  • You eat so many fries you will turn into one some day! (Again you may deduce that I like French fries)

Well maybe my mom was right in some ways because I grew up with only four tiny hairs on my chest, I still have my head it hasn't exploded yet and I am still human even if I do still eat a lot of fries and I can't even speak French.

Mommy's Little angel

Look at this picture, it clearly shows that you weren't born with a cell Phone in your ear
Look at this picture, it clearly shows that you weren't born with a cell Phone in your ear | Source

Shopping With Mommy

Shopping with mommy could be really be boring especially if she met one of her friends in the street and the got to talking, they could be there for hours and all you could do was stand there holding mom's hand watching the world go by.

Mum's could win an Olympic medal for yapping, something about the hind legs off a donkey springs to mind.

After a while of this million miles an hour talking you get really bored and you try to get your mom's attention,"Mom," she ignores you and you try again pulling on her hand,"Mom," again she ignores you and you bring out the big guns, "Mom, Mom, Mom, Mommy,Mommy, Mommy, Mom, Mom, Mommy, Mom mom," you keep up the mantra until she answers and she just says simply "In a minute,".

You give it a minute and try again,"Mom, Mom, Mom, Mommy,Mommy, Mommy, Mom, Mom, Mommy, Mom mom,". Mom is starting to get angry at this point and tells you "Stop it or I will take my hand off your face,".

Now at this point I would stop it and go quiet again, I didn't really mind my mom taking her hand off my face at all, what I did mind was the speed her hand was travelling at when she put her hand onto my face in the first place, That is what frightened me.

Your'e Hurting me Mum

Never say anything to offend mom when she is brushing your hair, she is lethal with a brush.
Never say anything to offend mom when she is brushing your hair, she is lethal with a brush. | Source

Being Cheeky To Mommy

Kids can be very cheeky to their mom's, they do and say things to them that they wouldn't dream about doing if dad wasn't in the room with them. Mom's though have their little sayings for all of your little occasions of rudeness and bad behavior.

Stick your tongue out at mommy and you will be met with "If you stick your tongue out again it will fall off,"

You always knew when mom was at her limit with you when she screamed at you "Wait until your dad gets home, then you will be sorry.

Mom was always threatening to wash my mouth out with soap if I didn't stop swearing and I didn't think that she meant it, when she finally snapped one day and carried out her promise I learned a very valuable lesson and never swore in front of my mother ever again.

Mommy Knows Best

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Don't Get Mommy Angry

Mommy just isn't the same when she gets angry
Mommy just isn't the same when she gets angry | Source

Mommy's Kids

They may look sweet in pictures but the reality can be quite different.
They may look sweet in pictures but the reality can be quite different. | Source

10 Silly Questions Mommy's Ask

Mommy's have a habit of asking silly questions that they already know the answer too and leave you speechless.

  • Did you just do what I just watched you doing? (no it was someone else)
  • Shut the door, were you born in a barn?
  • If all of your friends jumped off a cliff, would you? (sounds like fun to me)
  • I can tell when you're lying! So tell me: are you lying? (Erm no)
  • Which part of NO don't you understand?
  • Should I spank you now or later? (later please mommy, I'm just not in the mood for a spanking just now.
  • Are you really trying to annoy me? (yes mom, is it working?)
  • Will you please grow up? ( I'm trying mommy, really I am)
  • Why are you still doing that? ( Because it's fun)
  • Did I bring you up to act like an idiot?

Of course there were two questions my mother asked me every day that I shied away from.

Have you tidied your room yet? a bomb landing in the middle of my room couldn't have made it less of a mess.

Have you finished your homework yet? I was always getting into trouble at school for not doing homework.

Things Only A Mom Could Say

When mom is telling you off she often says things which in reality just don't make any sense whatever way you interpret it.

  • Shut your mouth and eat.
  • When I was young we had respect for our elders, now look at the world!
  • No, I don't know where your socks are, its not my day to watch them!
  • You had better wipe that smile off your face before I do it for you.
  • If you don't stop crying, I am going to give you something to cry about!
  • Don't run crying to me when you break your legs!
  • If I have told you once, I have told you a million times, don't exaggerate!
  • If I want your opinion I will tell you it!
  • I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it!
  • Eat what you can and then finish the rest!
  • You'll get nothing and like it!
  • Don't get smart with me! I made you!
  • If you run into a tree, try to do it as slowly as possible
  • When you point a finger at someone you are actually pointing three back at yourself.
  • If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.

All the things moms say in one day

Mom And Me

No matter what your mom says or does she is the one person that you can rely on in this world for pure unconditional love and support.

Sadly my mom passed away in 1999 but I always remember her with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.

We had our ups and our downs but she was always there for me as I was for her and she taught me that life is too short to hold a grudge.

Always listen to your mother, she may not always be right but she has your best interests at heart.

Remember to tell her today that you love her because she may not be here tomorrow,

© 2014 James Paterson


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      Julia M S Pearce 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Very strange things families say to each other that remain with you forever.

      Very funny!

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      Great hub! These sayings are so familiar, mostly from my grandmother actually! Sadly, my mum is not around any more either. She was a lovely gentle person but certainly did have sayings of her own.

      This was fun! Thanks for the smiles. Ann

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      Joanna McKenna 

      4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Jimmy, you could have titled this "Things I Will NEVER EVER Say To My Own Kids" - and then most of us DO at one point or another! It's like we're programmed at birth to repeat them verbatim whether they make sense or not. ;D

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      Liz Elias 

      4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      How funny. My mother said very few of those things to me--most of the gems along these lines came from my dad!

      "Do you want a spanking?" ( the choice, what child would agree?)

      "Your face is liable to freeze that way!" (Really? We don't get freezing weather in San Francisco!)

      "Don't talk with your mouth full." (But it isn't FULL! )

      "Watch your mouth!" (Sorry; my eyes don't bend that way!)

      Etc... LOL Voted up and funny!

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      4 years ago from Indiana

      What fun memories this brings back! Once after my mom told me not to cross my bridge before I came to it, I asked her how I could even do that ...and got sent to my room. Never smart off to the mom! Up, funny and beautiful :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      What a terrific article with wonderful photographs! I' sharing it with my HP followers, tweeting it, and posting the link of Google+.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub, enjoyed reading! Mom's are awesome and they say whatever they can to get their children to do the right thing, even if does not make any sense at all!!

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      4 years ago from Wales

      A great hub which I thoroughly enjoyed.


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      Cynthia B Turner 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      I think I used many of these on my kids much more than my mom ever did with me. My grandmother had a few that were pretty choice, however. Thanks for the chuckle.

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      Graham Lee 

      4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Great Hub Jimmy. I was with you all the way. Mam not Mom though, I think. All the reasons to eat when a kid made me laugh out loud, all so true. Tip Top.

      voted up.


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      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Jimmy...I assume those darlings are your children. They're are blessed.

      Love this hub! As a Mom, I'll not argue any of this. It's all quite true!

      I'll say one thing for a small child, Mom was a goddess we looked up to. She was always right.......then, not so much as a teen and young adult...However, PLEASE believe me when I tell you, once again later in life when we are grandparents....we go right back to knowing that MOM WAS RIGHT!! Very enjoyable hub, Jimmy. UP+++tweeted

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      4 years ago

      Sounds so familiar but you gotta know they loved us anyway!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I think I've used a few of these myself. I'm laughing still some of these. Your last statement is touching, moms may not make sense sometimes but we have our kids best in mind.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Loved this Jimmy and could relate so many of those sayings to my own Mom who's been gone about 10 years now. "Don't pull faces or the wind will change and you'll be stuck like that" was a common one for me too, and "Eat your crusts. It will make your hair curly." I would have eaten them if I knew what I do now and she had said "...It will stop your hair falling out". Very funny, voted up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Mom's are always right! So are grandmas :)

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      4 years ago from UK

      Very fun and entertaining article :) Love it, didn't read it all but enjoyed relating to the funny little things we all do and say but never really discuss.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      I just watched a movie where a character told his mom, who was on the phone, that he was a little busy at the moment. She replied, "I wasn't too busy to give birth to you 28 years ago!" Mom's always have a trump card, don't they? Cute hub!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      This was lovely Jimmy, I was nodding all the way through it! lol! yes to that remark and yes to the others too! the one that made me really laugh was, Shut your mouth and eat! lol! great hub, and yes our mums are so special, I lost my mother in 1999 too, my dad the year before, but I still think of them and smile, voted up and shared, nell

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      4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      jimmythejock, moms are moms and they will go on saying because we all remain children for them. I appreciate your memory and compilation. Quite interesting!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My grandmother raised me but everything your mum said to you, my grandmother said to me :) Fun hub Jimmy!


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