Mums are the best. But they can be daunting. And most of the time, it is the kids who are at the receiving end of their creative outbursts.
Here are 21 things our mum said:
“Ask your father” or “Oh! Wait till your dad gets home”
Is this still a threat if you’re a daddy’s girl?
“No dessert until after dinner”
Lest my teeth go rotten before I eat that infernal broccoli.
“I better come back to a clean room…or else… ”
Should I run for the hills or just clean my room?
“Pick up that jacket!”
Or socks, or whatever!
“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream”
Because a simple “No” wasn’t enough and she needed a 1925 novelty song to pull my leg.
“Call me when you get there”
Every time I step out of the house.
“No leaving the table until all the veggies are gone”
Well, she didn’t really specify how and where they needed to go!
“What are you doing inside? It’s a beautiful day out”
Code words for “Go out and play when you have the chance because I’m calling you in for chores in an hour”.
“Well, life isn’t fair honey”
Believe me mum, I know.
“What am I, your maid”
“When I was a child…”
Here we go again (although dad has a lot more “when I was your age” stories than mum has).
“So long as you’re under my roof, you play by my rules”
Oh dear! I knew I should have bought a house when I won all that money on Monopoly.
“Why can’t you be more like your (brother/sister)”
Well, mission accomplished. Enough said.
“Stop with the tantrum. I thought you were an adult”
Well, I’m not done adulting. If that answers your question.
“I swear, I will turn this car around if you don’t stop
I think that’s a really good proposal.
“No means No”
Well, who told you I thought it meant “Yes”?
“Don’t come running to me when you fall down and break your legs”
I really, really don’t know how to respond to this.
“Did you eat yet?” (every meal, every day)
No mum, I was storing up for the apocalypse.
“I’m the adult. Of course I’m right.”
Uh…is that logic even right?
“I say this because I love you”
Well, that’s true. And this makes everything else you say okay too. I love you too mum.
21. “Because I said so.”
Apparently, no other reason is needed.
Is there anything else your mum said that’s not on this list? Share your memories in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.