Still 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!
- Finish 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!”