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Ten Phrases I Learned from Mom

Updated on June 6, 2012
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Get Out of the Refrigerator..I pretty much say this on a daily basis. Not just to my 6 year old but my 17 year old son is the world's worst about staring into the fridge. I guess he's hoping that whatever he's looking for will just appear.

I Hope You have a child just like you. Well I must say this particular wish came true and now I happily pass this wish onto my own kids.

Stop slamming the door..Why is it that anyone under the age of 21 doesn't know how to shut a door without trying to slam it off the hinges.

Shut up I can's see..I know that's odd but for some reason my mother can't use two senses at once and I obviously inherited that from her. I also once turned the radio down in the car cause I thought I smelled something strange. I guess the music distracted my nose, not sure why that is.

Were you raised in a barn? No I wasn't and neither were my kids but you can't tell by the way they act.

How many times do I have to tell you? Obviously until you lose your voice.

Because I said so. The best parent comeback of all time. Sometimes it's the only thing you can come up with and it pretty much ends the discussion. Although, it is only the beginning of the pouting.

Get your finger out of your nose. I have used this one many times when my two oldest were little. Sometimes this phrase may vary by substituting nose with mouth, ear, or occasionally butt.

My light bill is gonna be sky high. I always thought that was a funny saying until my kids started leaving the lights on in every room, leaving the tv and other electronics on at night, and leaving the door open with the a/c on. Now I understand because my light bill is sky high.


Seems like only yesterday. Now this is true. Everyone has heard it and understands it. It does seem like only yesterday that I was the kid listening to her "crazy" mom. Now I am the crazy mom.


Mother's Day

I plan to spend this Mother's Day with my kids and enjoying my time with them. I also plan to call my mom and send her atleast a little something to let her know how much I love her and how grateful I am for her love, support, and "crazy" influence. I hope everyone else who's lucky enough to still have their mom with them will do the same. Happy Mother's Day to all.

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    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 

      4 years ago from Southern Spain

      I enjoyed this hub as it brought back memories of Mum & Dad asking if we were born in a tent lol !! Enjoyed your other hubs as well. Glad you came on Recommend another hubbers hub !

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      Esther Strong 

      5 years ago from UK

      Thanks for sharing. Even if I don't plan to use a particular phrase because I know how much it rankled me in the past, it's sometime out of my mouth before I know it :-) LOL

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting and I bet most of us have heard many of these when we were young and now mouth these same phrases.

      voted up & interesting.

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      Ness 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Great hub. I can't use 2 senses either! Every time I park my car at shopping car park, I need to turn down the radio down.

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      freecampingaussie 

      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      I loved your hub ! Mum & Dad used to say were you born in a tent !

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      Lisa Palmer 

      6 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      RightWord I appreciate your commenting. Have a Great Mothers Day

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      TheRightWord 

      6 years ago from Sunny California

      Excellent! I remember all those and more. I have heard my Mom come out of my mouth many times. "why didn't you go when we stopped"!!!

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      Lisa Palmer 

      6 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      susan and teaches thanks for reading and commenting..I thought the best way to celebrate mom is show how she influenced me without meaning to..also to remind myself that the woman I used to think was crazy is now the woman I see in the mirror...Happy Mothers Day to you both

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I remember my mom constantly sayng "shut the door". There were eight kids in the family and that was a real issue. Looking back, I now feel badly that I wasn't more caring. Thanks for the memory and the good chuckle.

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      susanm23b 

      6 years ago

      This is such a great hub--it really made me laugh :) When you're young and your parents say things to you--you think--where did that come from? Now as a parent--I KNOW! Great hub! Voted up! So cute and so true!

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      Lisa Palmer 

      6 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      @ ytsenoh..Thank you so much. I think giving a reason is important too but I have to admit, I have used the I said so line many times just from a lack of anything else to say..Don't call myself slackermom for nothing.lol happy Mother's Day to you

    • slackermom profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Palmer 

      6 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      thanks fpherj43..I really appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful mother's day

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      Cathy 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Excellent. You have all those lines down for sure. The one I have never liked is "because I told you so," and only because I feel a reason is important to help with the understanding why it's important not to say or do something anymore, or at least, for that moment. Happy Mother's Day. Thumbs up and sharing.

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      Paula 

      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      slackermom...You have got my huge vote UP and across the board on this GREAT hub! This surely applies to my Mom and to me...and I can hear this being echoed by every woman wo reads this! You brought a big smile to my face, and I can assure you, my mother is sending you down TWO thumbs up!! She thanks you for the memories and so do I.....Have a beautiful Mother's Day!!

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