Pam Webb

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With Mother’s Day around the corner it’s important to remember those important little mom-isms that helped shaped us into who we are today.  You know, ones like:

  • Don’t make that face or it’ll freeze in that position.
  • Always change your underwear; you never know when you’ll have an accident.
  • Be careful or you’ll put your eye out.
  • What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
  • Close that door! Were you born in a barn?
  • If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
  • Don’t put that in your mouth; you don’t know where it’s been!
  • It doesn’t matter what you accomplish, I’ll always be proud of you.
  • Because I’m your mother that’s why.
  • If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times.
  • If you fall out of that tree and break you leg , don’t come running to me.
  • I’ve got eyes in the back of my head, that’s how
  • Get that thing out of your mouth! (or nose)
  • Just you wait until you have kids of your own – then you’ll understand
  • I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?!
  • Who’ll end up walking, bathing and feeding it…?

Flowers, a phone call, dark chocolate, dinner out, dinner made, a hug, a card–it doesn’t matter what it is, because deep down Mother’s Day is everyday when you have kids.  It doesn’t have to be Hallmark designated to make it so.


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5 thoughts on “Mom-isms

  1. May I add a few more?

    “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right;”
    “Mind your manners.”
    “Eat all the food on your plate, there are starving children in China.”
    ” Wait till your father gets home.”
    “Turn off those lights when you leave the room. I’m not made out of money!”
    “Pick up your clothes, you’re not a snake!”
    “Put on a sweater or you’ll catch your death.”
    “Don’t sit too close to the TV you’ll ruin your eyes.”
    “This room is a pigsty!”
    “What did I tell you?!”
    “What are you listening to? Garbage?”
    “Be nice to everyone at school. You never know when you’ll meet them again.”

    Great post. That was fun.

  2. Eat your vegetables
    When I was your age …

    Moms are Moms no matter which part of the world you go. And they are special.

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  4. Reblogged this on The Grand Tour and commented:
    I mean seriously…who hasn’t had all of these said to them over and ovvvvver again?

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