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Things My Mother Said …

my-motherStill travelling memory road – like the topics for my last two posts.

This time, I’m remembering the things my mother used to say. I think many of them are pretty classic ‘mum’ sayings actually! I wonder how many on the list other people can tick off as well …

Here they are – in alphabetical order, for want of a better way to arrange them:

  • As long as you live under this roof, you’ll do as I say.
  • Because I SAID so!
  • Did you brush your teeth?
  • Do as I say, not as I do.
  • Don’t EVER let me see you do that again!
  • Don’t speak with your mouth full!
  • Don’t you use that tone with me!
  • Elbows OFF the table!
  • Mum and MeFinish your dinner, or you won’t get any pudding.
  • Hmmph … yes, get out of bed NOW. If you could stay out last night, you can get up this morning.
  • How many times do I have to tell you …
  • I don’t care WHO started it!
  • I’ll give you till I count to three …
  • If I catch you doing that one more time …
  • I’m not going to ask you again!
  • It’s way past your bedtime!
  • Leave your sister alone!
  • Look at me when I’m talking to you.
  • Stop that crying! Or I’ll give you something to cry about!
  • This is for your own good.
  • Turn that noise down!
  • When I was your age …
  • Wipe that smile off your face!
  • You’ll eat what you’re given and like it!
  • You’re older – you should know better.

And the final one … this became a family classic. :) As we got older, we used to tease mum by getting in first and saying it to her!

“Be good. Be careful crossing the road. Have you got a clean hanky? And don’t forget to say thank you!”

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