Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Things Our Parents Said

With the help of friends, here are some of the things our family members said to help us grow into adulthood. Some made sense, others … well, at least they got our attention. Others only made sense when we became adults and finally understood what those “old” people were talking about. Now that we are the “old” people, we hear the echo of our parents as we pass these “sayings” along to our children and grandchildren.

A special thanks to Moms: Mary, Eva, and Gladys.

If you keep making that face, it will freeze that way.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Parental variation: If wishes were horses, what a job the street cleaners would have!

Wear clean underwear. You never know when you could be in an accident.

I’m so mad, my butt could chew buttonholes.

Put your wishes in one hand and spit in the other and see which one fills the fastest.

I brought you into this world and I can take you out!

There are children starving in Europe (Asia, Africa) that would love to have that liver and onions. Now eat it!

Don’t swallow those watermelon seeds! Do you want a vine growing out your navel?!

Don’t touch that, you don’t know where it’s been.

Grinning like a billy goat eating briars. (Usually refers to someone who has a "smirky" grin on their face.) .

Don’t make me come in there and slap you into next year!”

It’s better to be a happy old maid than a miserable wife.

Get in here. You are slow as molasses.

Land sakes, that car was big as all get out.

If your bed isn’t made by noon, you will have bad luck the rest of the day.

Why, he doesn’t have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

Clean up this room. It looks like a pig sty.

And just where do you think you’re going dressed like that?

It’s for your own good.

I don’t care what your friends do, you are not going. If they all jumped off a cliff, would you follow them?

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

They are just alike. They must be cut from the same cloth.

Don't just hop into bed with every man who comes along!

You eat so many sweets you're going to be diabetic. You always have drunk too much fluid (a sure sign).

Just because you want to do it doesn't make it right!

Women who ride in taxis are obviously going to meet their "Johns."

If you wash your hair too much, it's going to fall out.

Save the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves.

And the best for last: Just you wait. Someday you are going to have children, then you will understand!

P.S. We’ve already thought up a few more, so there may be a Part II. Can’t wait to hear what YOUR family had to say! Just click on “Comments” below and scroll down to “Leave your comment.” You can preview your comment, then publish or just “log in and publish.”

© Copyright 2006 Suzzwords

10 comments:

  1. Jessie6:47 PM

    I remember almost all these. Here's one more. "That boy won't amount to a hill of beans!"

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  2. Suzz.. Those are gerat and I remember most of them.

    One old saying that you do not hear much anymore

    "He is as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine...:)"

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  3. Hi Suzz,
    I love your blog too! Great job on the things your Mom said and then you repeated to your own kids. I think you covered all the bases cause for the life of me I can't think of a different one. hehe!
    Hugz, Marge

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  4. From my Mother:
    people in Hell want ice water too.

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  5. Anonymous2:14 PM

    How about.........Shut the door. Do you want people to think you grew up in a barn?

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  6. I heard this one a LOT!!! Little girls should be seen and not heard.

    Can you say I never listened? I knew you could!

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  10. cadman1957@hotmail.com10:47 AM

    HEY SUZZ - GREAT SITE - LOVE ALL THE SILLY SAYINGs OUR PARENTS TRIED TO USE ON US -ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOME THAT I MADE INTO POSTERS?LIKE: "YOU'LL EAT IT AND LIKE IT" - "ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR THAT?' - "WAIT UNTIL YOUR FATHER GETS HOME" PLEASE EMAIL BACK AND I WILL ATTACH THEM -

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