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Mother Really Knows Best

We remember that phrase, “Father Knows Best”, mainly because it was a hit TV show in the 1950s. Come on, let’s face it, mother really knows best. With Mother’s Day this Sunday, I thought I’d share some words of wisdom that we’ve all heard our mom’s say.

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Here’s a partial list of Mom sayings from www.corsinet.com/braincandy:

“All I do is follow you around, picking up after you like some maid.

Am I talking to a brick wall?

Are you lying to me?

As long as you live under my roof, you’ll do as I say.

Beds are NOT made for jumping on.

Call me when you get there, just so I know you’re okay.

Close the door! You don’t live in a barn.

Did you brush your teeth?

Did you comb your hair?

Do as I say, not as I do.

Do you think I’m made of money?

Don’t make me get up!

Don’t sit too close to the television, it’ll ruin your eyes.

Don’t talk with your mouth full!

Don’t walk away when I’m talking to you!

Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.

Go play outside! It’s a beautiful day!

Going to a party? Leave a phone number in case I need to call.

Going to a party? Will the parents be home?

How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tasted it?

I can’t believe you can sleep in this filth!

I didn’t ask who put it there, I said “Pick it up!”

I don’t care what “everyone” is doing. I care what YOU are doing!

I don’t have to explain myself. I said no.

I hope someday you have children just like you.

I just want what’s best for you.

I will always love you – no matter what.

If you could stay out last night, you can get up this morning.

If you don’t do it NOW, then when are you going to do it?

If you’re too sick to go to school, you’re too sick to play outside.

I’m doing this for your own good.

I’m not going to ask you again.

I’m not your cleaning lady!

I’m not your waitress!

Isn’t it past your bedtime?

It’s not that I don’t trust you, it’s that I don’t trust everyone else.

Life isn’t fair.

Look at me when I’m talking to you.

Money does NOT grow on trees.

No child of MINE would do something like that.

Pick that up before somebody trips on it and breaks their neck!

Pick up your feet.

Put that down! You don’t know where it’s been!

Shut the door! I’m not heating (air conditioning) the entire neighborhood!

So it’s raining? You’re not sugar — you won’t melt.

There’s enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes!

This hurts me more than it hurts you.

Turn that racket (music) down!

Watch your mouth!

What did I say the FIRST time?

What part of NO don’t you understand?

When will you be back?

When you have your own house then you can make the rules!

Who do you think you’re talking to?

Who taught you THAT? You didn’t learn that in this house!

Wipe your feet!

You can’t start the day on an empty stomach.

You have an answer for everything, don’t you?

You won’t be happy until you break that, will you?

For more mom sayings, click here.

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