I was cooking lunch today. My son rushes into the kitchen and asks: "Is the meal ready?" I tell him: "Not yet." And then he complains about me being slow or something. I get angry and tell him back: "Be patient, you. I am not a magician." Actually, I intended to say "I am not a machine," because that was the sentence my mother would say to me whenever I was trying to hurry her up. I was also an impatient kid, lol. I don't know why I substituted magician for machine, but on second thoughts, aren't they almost the same? lol Another sentence I would often hear from her, when I was crying over a trifle or when I had hurt myself was: "In the war it is much worse." Those were annoying sentences and I was unable to answer back. They sort of paralysed me. Now I often find myself repeating them to my kids and I find them "full of wisdom" or maybe they help me to release my bad humour, lol. I would like to hear from the other members what sentences they heard their parents often saying to them, sentences that would annoy them at a time, but now they find themselves repeating these sentences as mottoes as if they had at last found the real value and usefulness of those words.