Words are Oft' Repeated
the never ending list of nostalgic words of wisdom Mom told you.
How frequently do you use them on your own children!!!
miss is as good as a mile.
use that tone with me!
Were you born in a barn? Close that door!
better wipe that smile off you face before I do it for you.
you pick up your room, make your bed, brush your teeth and comb
your hair, THEN you can go out to play.
man who plays when he should be working will never amount to
I talking to a brick wall ?
playing with that - you'll poke your eye out.
If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?
Shut the door - I can't pay to heat the whole neighborhood.
I'm not everyone else's mother - I'm your mother.
Don't pick at it, it'll get infected.
I would have never talked to my mother like that!
your hands broken - pick it up yourself - I'm not your maid.
long as you're living under MY roof you'll do what I say.
a big wheel if you want - just remember that little dogs go to
the bathroom on big wheels.
is as beauty does.
is in the eye of the beholder.
is only skin deep.
over and touch your toes.
don't know" is not an answer.
I don't care what everyone else is doing,
I care what YOU are doing.
As long as you live under my roof, you'll listen to my rules.
Bored? How can you be bored?
I was never bored at your age.
you have a beautiful complexion.
good - but if you can't be good, be careful.
good - and don't do ANYTHING to embarrass your parents.
? How can you be bored ? I was never bored at your age.
you have anything better to do with yourself?
Don't make me come in there!
Don't roll your eyes at me.
I'm not going to ask you again
What do I look like, your maid?!
wouldn't make you do it if I didn't love you.
me when you get there, just so I know you're okay.
you give me an itinerary for your trip ?
the door - and DON'T slam it.
your mouth when you're eating - you look like a cow
do you think you are - the Queen of Sheba?
I always love you, but I don't always like you.
Are you going out dressed like THAT?
Don't sit so close to the TV - you'll ruin your eyes.
If you keep acting like a baby, I'll start treating you like
You'll understand when you're older.
Turn off the light!
Do you think we own the electric company?
Some day you'll thank me for this.
You can't always have what you want.
Life's not fair.
you iron that ? I don't THINK soo...
as I say, not as I do.
I embarrass you ?
I have to send you an engraved invitation ? Sit down and eat.
you think money grows on trees ?
not running a taxi service here!
What have I done to deserve such ungrateful children?
When I was a little girl ...
Act your age!
Don't make me stop this car!
Don't put that in your mouth - you don't know where it's been.
Are your hands broken? Pick it up!
We had a lot more respect for adults when I was a child.
I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one.
If you keep sticking your tongue out, it'll fall off.
you think your socks are going to pick themselves up ?
you want a time-out ?
cross your eyes or they'll freeze that way.
EVER let me catch you doing that again.
go out with a wet head, you'll catch cold.
leave any crumbs on the counter.
look at me in that tone of voice.
make me tell you again.
died and left you boss?
You are getting on my last nerve!
Go play outside, it's a beautiful day!
I didn't ask who put it there, I said pick it up!
Don't cross your eyes, they'll get stuck that way.
You must get that from your father's side of the family.
Go ask your father!
Wait until your father gets home!
Go to your room and think about what you did.
Always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident.
pick, it'll get infected.
pick your nose or your head will cave in.
put beans up your nose.
put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been.
run with a lollipop in your mouth.
say "no", say, "I'd rather not."
say SHUT UP.
sit too close to the television, it'll ruin your eyes.
talk with your mouth full.
use that tone with me.
little soap never hurt anyone.
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
I don't care who started it, I said stop!
When you have kids of your own, you'll understand.
I'm not talking just hear hear my own voice!
Someone's going to end up getting hurt!
I don't have to explain myself.
You'll never live to see 16!
If you don't quit that,
I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week.
I don't know how you turned out the way you did!
burnt toast, it'll make your hair curly.
the crust of your bread. It will make your hair curly and your
those carrots - they're good for your eyesight - you never see
rabbits wearing glasses, do you ?
comes with the rodeo.
marry for love - then marry for money.
minutes of pleasure is not worth a lifetime of hell.
names and fools' faces are always seen in public places.
ask your father.
things come to those that wait.
to your room and think about what you did.
sweat, men perspire, ladies glow.
are things in your little life ?
can you sleep in an unmade bed ?
many times do I have to tell you - don't throw things in the
brought you into this world, I can take you out.
don't care if Mark's Mom said yes.
don't care what "everyone" is doing; I care what YOU
don't care WHO started it, I said stop.
don't know" is NOT an answer.
don't know why you turned out the way you have.
hope someday you have children just like you.
hope someday you have three of your own JUST LIKE YOU - then
may love you, but I don't always like you.
promise you this.. you will always get in more trouble for lying
then if you told the truth to begin with - and I can always tell
when you're lying.
wish you kids could see videos of yourselves eating.
worry about you.
would have never talked to MY mother like that.
a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
boloney was a tin horn you'd have an orchestra.
I catch you doing that one more time, I'll...
I didn't love you - I wouldn't pick on you.
it were a snake, it would have bitten you.
do you think YOU'RE going?!
Eat your carrots - they're good for your eyes!
Eat the crust on the bread - it'll make your hair curly.
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
If it were a snake, it would have bitten you.
You won't be happy until you break it, will you?
There's enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes!
Do I have to send you a written invitation?!
Sit down and eat!
How do you know you don't like it if you haven't tasted it?
wishes were horses.
you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
you don't clean your plate, you won't get any dessert.
you don't do it NOW, then when are you going to do it ?
you don't quit that, I'm going to knock you into the middle of
you'd open your eyes as wide as your mouth, you'd find what
you're looking for.
you run in the road, a car will hit you and you'll turn into a
grease spot and be forgotten.
you slouch like that, you'll get a hump in your back and no boy
will ever ask you out.
you swallow a watermelon seed, a watermelon will grow in your
you wait long enough, there's a sunrise every 24 hours.
you want anything done right around the house I have to DO IT.
hate having you drive alone at night.
hope someday you have children just like you.
put a knot on your head so high you'll have to stand on your
tiptoes to scratch it.
treat you like an adult when you start acting like one.
going to give you until the count of three.
not everyone else's parents and you're not everyone else.
not going to tell you how to spell that when you can look it up
in the dictionary.
not here to entertain you.
not just talking to hear my own voice.
so mad I could just SPIT.
is the sincerest form of flattery.
never heal if you pick it.
all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
no use crying over spilt milk.
some times better to keep your mouth shut and let every body
think you are a fool than to open it and prove it.
worry about you.
away? Let me help you pack your bags.
Running away? Send me a postcard when you get there!
Don't eat that, you'll get worms.
Don't go out with your head wet - you'll catch a cold.
Stop crying before I give you something to cry about.
Don't make me tell you again.
You'll miss me when I'm gone!
Did you use soap in that shower?
You don't have to like me - I'm your mother.
When I was your age ...
Karen, Kelly - whatever your name is.
is a solo flight - be prepared to make it on your own.
up your legs when you go over a railroad track and make a wish.
pitchers have big ears.
at me when I'm talking to you.
it up in your contract : I'm the Mom - you're the kid. - I get
to do the nagging.
mable, get your elbows off the table, this is not a horses'
do you know where my shoes are ? No, I don't wear them.
does NOT grow on trees.
answer the phone on the first ring.
leave the house hungry.
say "shut up," say "be quiet."
try on anyone else's glasses or you'll go blind.
child of MINE would do something like that.
you can't go steady - you KNOW what that leads to.
then let me re-phrase that - you WILL.
threatening to run away :
let the door hit you in the rear.
help you pack.
that a threat or a promise ?
if you get work.
is as pretty does.
that down - you don't know where it's been.
who you are.
your mouth when you eat.
like a lady.
it's raining - you're not sugar - you won't melt.
gonna end up crying.
your face will freeze like that.
up; I can't hear your head rattle.
the world and I'll get off.
your crying before I give you something to cry about.
your sister has book smarts, but YOU have street smarts.
OK, sweetie, anything to get you out of jail.
acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.
is nothing for nice girls to do past midnight.
enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes.
no shame in being poor, but there is shame in being dirty.
someone either dying or being created under your bed - look at
all this dust.
is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.
too, shall pass.
turtles are playing leapfrog - one got stuck.
wrongs don't make a right.
behind your ears or you'll have a potato field growing back
clean underwear in case you get in a car wreck and have to go to
you born in a barn ?
do you mean CARRY ME - I carried you for nine months.
do you mean you aren't going to eat everything on your plate -
think of those poor starving children in India.
do you think you're celebrating ?
have I done to deserve such ungrateful children ?
if everyone jumped off a cliff - would you do it, too?
will the neighbors think ?
you want more money - well, the people in Hades want ice water
but do you see me with a PITCHER ?
would you do if I wasn't here ?
are you going to take your bath ?
I was a little girl ...
I was young we had respect for our elders - now look at the
you don't listen to your Mom, that's when you get into trouble.
you leave the house, put a quarter in your shoe in case you need
to call home.
you go and whatever you do remember - I love you.
girls and crowing hens always come to some bad end.
are you going with and do I know them ?
do you think you are ?
do you think you are - Madam Butterfly ?
do you think you are - the Queen of England ?
don't you go out and play on the yellow line ?
should a farmer buy a cow when he can get the milk for free ?
you do that if the Queen were here ?
WILL eat it, and you WILL like it.
No child of mine would do something like that.
Eat your vegetables!
I'm going to give you until the count of three ...
This hurts me more than it hurts you.
I hope someday you have children just like you.
If you'd open your eyes as big as you
open your mouth maybe you'd find it!
How many times do I have to tell you?
Don't ever let me catch you doing that again!
Money does not grow on trees.
can be anything you want to, if you just set your mind to it.
can look but DON'T TOUCH.
can marry more money in five minutes than you can earn in a
can pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives.
can't find it - well where did you leave it last ?
can't judge a book by its cover.
see - the last time I wore your shoes, I left them ...
Your shoes have to be somewhere -
they didn't walk out of the house by themselves!
You didn't learn that in THIS house!
LOOK at me when I'm talking to you.
So it's raining. You're not made of sugar,
you won't melt.
Why? Because I said so!
Am I talking to a brick wall?
What do you mean carry you?
I carried you for nine months!
I was not put on this earth to entertain you.
You just have big bones.
can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
can't start the day on an empty stomach.
catch more bee's with honey than you do with vinegar.
don't always get what you want. It's a hard lesson, but you
might as well learn it now.
don't WANT to clean your room - you don't have to WANT to.
better wipe that smile off your face before I do it for you.
have a cute little figure.
have to make your bed in case the house burns.
just have big bones.
kids are pigs - we live in a pigsty.
know I don't sleep until you get home.
look too much like your father to be my child.
made your bed - now lie in it.
must get that from your father's side of the family.
must think rules are made to be broken.
won't be happy until you break that, will you ?
be the cause of my death.
miss me when I'm gone.
never live to see sixteen.
father is going to hear about this when HE gets home.
going to put your eye out with that thing.
the best kid in the whole world.
the all-time motherism ?
? Because I SAID so, that's why !!!