16 Things Every Mom Says, Sooner Or Later

No matter what kind of mom you are, rest assured that you will eventually utter all of these phrases

Dads have their infamously terrible jokes that make the rounds through generations. Not to be outdone, though, moms have a laundry list of sayings that make it through the rotation (sometimes on a daily basis). These transcend parenting styles; they are universal thruths that every mom needs in her arsenal.

1. If you keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way.

This one usually comes after twenty-ninth silly faces directed towards us and sadly, doesn’t seem to fool the kids, anymore.

2. Don’t make me come over there.

An empty threat, because most of the time we really just don’t want to get up from the one moment of rest we’ve had all day!

3. I’m not asking, I’m telling.

In reference to any number of things… cleaning their room, eating their dinner, brushing their teeth, taking a bath. This one has a tendency to be on repeat often.

4. I am going to count to three…

They know you mean business when you bust out the countdown. Stay strong, don’t let halves and quarters creep in.

5. Let’s play the quiet game.

This one only works a few times, but when it works, there is nothing better!

6. Eat your veggies and you’ll grow up big and strong.

Don’t all kids fantasize about the day they will grow up to be big and strong? For the love of Brussel sprouts, we sure hope so.

7. Because I said so.

We dream of the day that “why” is never, ever uttered again.

8. No.

“No you can’t eat dirt.” “No you can’t have ice cream for breakfast.” “No you can’t colour on the walls.” You get the idea.

9. Be careful!

Whether they are jumping on the couch, running indoors or climbing a jungle gym, we just know they are heading towards a booboo

10. Don’t make me turn this car around.

And then you just pray they don’t call your bluff because you really can’t have them miss yet another ballet/soccer/music class.

11. Go to bed.

Usually partnered with at least one other saying, the pattern usually goes #11, #7 and then, when things get drastic #4

12. You’re fine!

You’re convincing yourself as much as them with this one.

13. Just wait until your father/mother gets home.

This may instil a bit of fear in them, but it also lets you pass the buck on being the bad guy for once.

14. Life’s not fair.

Used against the often heard “That’s not fair.” C’est la vie, amiright?

15. I’m not going to ask you again.

Although, let’s be real, you probably are going to have to ask them again.

16. I love you.

Day in, day out, we’re thinking this one, so don’t forget to say it!

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