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Top Ten Momisms

Updated on September 15, 2009

An odd thing happens when you have your first child. You find yourself saying and doing things you thought you never would. It’s as if you supernaturally start channeling your own mother, as you hear her words, her tone, her expressions coming from your own body.

It’s a strange experience, motherhood. But it happens to the best of us. And the experiences it brings on serve to unite every one of us who is called Mom, Mommy, Mama, Mother, or Mum. Following are some of our favorite sayings as mothers. Read over these and see if you don’t agree, there is much more to unite us than what divides.

10. This hurts you more than it hurts me.

9. Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about!

8. If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times...

7. What's the "magic" word?

6. I carried you for nine months...!

5. Stop that before someone pokes an eye out.

4. If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

3. I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.

2. I hope someday you have children just like you.

And number one.... (Drumroll, please...)

1. Because I'm your mother, that's why!

Everything A Mom Says in One Day- in One Song! A Must Watch.

And here are some honorable momism mentions- in case your favorite didn't make the list.

  • You drive me up a wall.
  • You are going to be in hot water.
  • Don't make me pull this car over!
  • Don't put that in your nose.
  • Wipe that smile off your face.
  • Stop looking at your sister/brother!
  • Don't. Touch. Anything!
  • Let's see how long we can be quiet.
  • If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
  • Put on a hat!
  • You're just like your father.
  • You're getting on my last nerve.
  • Don't use that tone of voice with me!
  • Stop making that face, it will freeze that way.

How about you? What's your favorite momism?


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      The Chewy Mommy 4 years ago

      So true! "Because I'm your mother and I said so" comes out of my mouth too often!

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      Sarah Songing 5 years ago

      I think my mom used 9 out of the top 10. And as for me? Well... I hope most of those things don't come out of my mouth, but as a mom, you do find yourself saying some of the oddest things in the heat of the moment... ;)

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      soy10ley 5 years ago

      Ten, nine, and eight were definitely Dad driven. Seven was a respect thing from both. Six was never used. Five was what usually was heard when playing ball in the backyard with my friends, except it was windows getting poked out not eyes. Four was never used, and three and two I never heard from Mom and Dad. Bill Cosby made that saying notable, though. Number one was definitely a momism I heard quite a few times from Mom though. No doubt about that.

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      Sarah Songing 8 years ago

      Hilarious! :D

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Actually I say them once just three times louder lol...

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      Sarah Songing 8 years ago

      Thanks, Triplet Mom! Glad you enjoyed it. Trouble is- you have to say all these momisms three times over! ;)

      Absolutely love that video. I laugh every time I see it.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Absolutely wonderful and true. I love the mom song its awesome.