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20 parenting phrases we thought we’d never say

20 parenting phrases we thought we'd never say

Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents use phrases which supposed to make you behave better? I always thought I will never be like that. But I think I’m even worst because my parents used to say just a few phrases like ‘as long as you live in this house…’ or ‘don’t make me come in there’.

And I? I have shit loads of catchy phrases. And I’m sure most of you use them as well. So, let’ check my three favorites!

  1. I’m going to count to three. My son is 3.5 and it really works! So I will use it till his 18th birthday. Seriously I don’t remember if I ever count to three because when I start counting he is doing everything that I asked him for.
  2. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Unfortunately. My son very often asks me why we need to go to work so that’s my answer plus I explain to him that we need to go and earn money for his toys and clothes. When he hears toys he is the first one who waving when I leave a house.
  3. It’s only for grownups– I need to admit that sometimes I lye and say to my son that I can’t buy him something because it’s only for grownups and he understands that:P

Now I will share with you all the phrases that I’ve heard from parents (not just my parents) when I was a kid:

  1. Don’t look at me with those eyes
  2. I’m not your charwoman
  3. Wait till Mom/Dad will come back from work
  4. When I was in your age
  5. I don’t care who first starts it
  6. How many times I can repeat myself
  7. Because I said so
  8. You will understand when you will have your own kids
  9. One day you will thank me
  10. You are older so you need to that smart one
  11. If you will not clean it I will put everything to the bin
  12. It’s a house, not your hotel
  13. You are not everyone
  14. Are your legs/hands broken
  15. Talking to you is like talking to a wall
  16. When you have kids, I hope they’re just like you
  17. If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?

I really can imagine myself saying all those parenting phrases. My son is still too young for some of them but it’s only a matter of time.

P.S 1 I think I use more phrases than I thought

P.S 2 OMG I sound like my Mom

P.S 3 ‘Because I said so is the first phrase in my ‘Mommy dictionary’

How about you? Do you have some more phrases do share?





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  • Reply Nyxie

    “Wait until I get you home” is my all time favourite that my mum used to say to us as kids. Then you’d get the look telling you she isn’t kidding! I’m not a parent yet but I can already hear that coming out of my mouth.

    4 October 2019 at 12:43
  • Reply Patricia M.

    I’ve said many of those countless times. And the funny part it that I don’t realize until is already said.

    6 October 2019 at 15:50
  • Reply Lush Fab Glam

    Hahaha this i so good, counting to three works every time and yes I sound exactly like mom now. 🙂
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    6 October 2019 at 23:38
  • Reply Dani Flanders

    Lol! My daughter is only 6-months-old, so we haven’t started using any of these yet, but I definitely have caught myself saying some of these to the kids I teach dance to!

    7 October 2019 at 22:52
  • Reply Pawlo Armata

    I have heard these many times and the best is “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” Very nice and funny article 🙂 I am curious that when I will have a child I would say texts like that again and again 🙂

    22 October 2019 at 11:16
  • Reply Yvette Munro

    Oh my word!! This brings back so many memories. I wonder just how long these phrases have been used, decades I’m sure. Great read.

    14 December 2019 at 14:54
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