mother's sentences

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    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.
     
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    Two of my mom's favorite ones were. 1. Fight nice kids 2. That will get better before you get married.
     
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    Well if I had pushed my mothers buttons I would get..."I mean really!" Those words made me know it was time to back off...
    If I was upset about something that was not important she would say "Worse things happen at sea."
    If I was unsure about something... " We will see what we see when we see it!"
    If I was misbehaving... it was a double whammy! "I mean really! Is it necessary for you to act like the hoi polloi?"
    I miss my mother!
     
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    When we didn't want to eat something, she'd say "Think of the starving Armenians! What have they got"? As a teen, the answer was, "Well let's send it to them"! :smile:
    "There's no use crying over spilled milk." was a favourite.
    As was, "Stop your crying or I'll have your father give you something real to cry about."
     
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    My Grand Father used to tell me to , "get the fuck out of my way!"
     
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    "If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning."
     
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    " You fatso I will so kill you"- she said that like a month ago:):):)
    But she is a caring woman, full of love and a GREAT COOK!!!!
     
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    "And this too shall pass." - Said whenever I had a problem she couldn't fix.

    "If it was a snake, it would have bit you." - Said when I looked for something and couldn't find it. Then she looked for it and it was right there. :rolleyes:

    "Always follow your first mind." - Means always follow your instincts.

    For God's sake put on some lipstick before you leave the house. You never know when you will meet Mr. Right." - Apparently the reason I haven't married is because Mr. Right overlooked me due to my nude lips. :rolleyes: :frown1:
     
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    "Better out than in"

    "if you can get it down and keep it down it's good food"

    oh actually my father said those things.
     
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    Kei te Pai -peha koutu
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    (Maori NZ)
    I am well
    Its OK
    Its alright
    How are you..
    Was very comforting to hear these words spoken in a Beautiful soft & melodic maori accent ..as a child
    various meanings ..but Lovely when spoken..usually if yr upset ..brothers whacked you over the head
    or such
    enz
     
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    I think our mothers read the same book!:eek:

    My mother said the exact same things, except with that one, minor adjustment :tongue:.
     
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    "I brought you up right i didnt drag you up!"

    I used the saying "dragged up" the other day, and was told i have a way with words......
     
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    "wait until your father gets home!!!"
     
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    Great thread, Joca. Brings back fond memories.

    My greatgrandmother would say the following:

    "Is you a FOOL?!?!" when someone said something ridiculous.

    "Even a fool got common sense." When someone did something silly.

    "_____ don't got a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of!" about anyone to whom it applied.

    "The more you cry, the less you piss" When I would tantrum.

    "The long way home is the best way" to reinforce to me that in life, there are no shortcuts.

    "It's a sorry rat that only has one hole to run to" to reinforce that you always need options.
     
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