The Best Catch Phrases By Mom We All Have Heard

The Best Catch Phrases By Mom We All Have Heard

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Some things never change, perhaps they are not meant to...

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Do you know what’s so typical about moms? Well, they all seem to think the same, feel the same and wish the same things for their kids. Whether you are a mom or thinking about your mom on this Mother’s Day, there are things that are never going to change.

She says things that you have heard in your childhood and now seem to say to your kid as well. One place where we can say, generation gap ceases to exist. If you want to smile, giggle and realize how similar are you to your mom, read on…

She knows all your secrets

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Yes, mom always seems to know what you wish for and you really don’t need to explain or ask for it. So, how did she come to know…

  • A little “birdy” told me!
  • If wishes were horses…

When you don’t clean up

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Yes, the ever-going argument to clean, pick and arrange. Who has escaped it and will any generation be any different.

  • All I do is follow you around, picking up after you like some maid.
  • Do you think your socks are going to pick themselves up?
  • Am I talking to a brick wall?
  • Are you deaf or something?
  • I can’t believe you can sleep in this filth!
  • I didn’t ask who put it there, I said “Pick it up!”
  • I’m not your cleaning lady!
  • I’m not your waitress!
  • Pick that up before somebody trips on it and breaks their neck!
  • Pick up your feet.
  • You can’t find it? Well, I can’t find it for you – I didn’t wear it!
  • You can’t find it? Well, I can’t find it for you – I’m not the maid!
  • You can’t find it? Well, if you’d put things where they belonged, you wouldn’t have this problem.
  • You can’t find it? Well, where did you leave it last?
  • Look at this room! It looks like a pigsty!
  • Clean up after yourself!
  • Did you clean your room?
  • Did you flush?

The big ‘Don’ts set’

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Rather than the ‘do’, mothers use the word ‘don’t’. Sadly, kids always end up doing what they are not supposed to do. So, how many of these you say as a mom or heard from your mom?

  • Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back.
  • Don’t eat that, you’ll get worms!
  • Don’t go out with a wet head, you’ll catch cold.
  • Don’t make me get up!
  • Don’t pick that scab, it’ll get infected.
  • Don’t pick your nose in public.
  • Don’t run in the house.
  • 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!

The set of endless questions

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The moment you decide to do something on your own, there is a range of questions that come your way. Mom’s care so much about her kids that she simply can’t help worrying about things.

  • Did you brush your teeth?
  • Did you comb your hair?
  • Going to a party? Leave a phone number in case I need to call.
  • Going to a party? Who’s going to be there?
  • Going to a party? Will the parents be home?
  • How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tasted it?
  • Isn’t it past your bedtime?
  • When will you be back?
  • Where do YOU think you’re going?
  • Who died and left you boss?
  • Who are you going with? Do I know them?
  • Who do you think you are?

The rule book

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Perhaps as moms, we define more rules to our kids than the schools or colleges. But, we know that’s the only way to change something into a habit. How many times have you said these to your kid?

  • As long as you live under my roof, you’ll do as I say.
  • Beds are NOT made for jumping on.
  • Close the door! You don’t live in a barn.
  • Do as I say, not as I do.
  • Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.
  • Enough is enough!
  • Go play outside! It’s a beautiful day!
  • I brought you into this world, and I can take you right back out!
  • I don’t care what “everyone” is doing. I care what YOU are doing!
  • I don’t have to explain myself. I said no.
  • If God had wanted you to have holes in your ears (eyebrows, tongue, etc.) He would have put them there!
  • 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 stick your tongue out again it will fall off.
  • 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 going to skin you alive!
  • I’m not going to ask you again.
  • It’s not that I don’t trust you, it’s that I don’t trust everyone else.
  • Money does NOT grow on trees.
  • No child of MINE would do something like that.
  • Nobody asked you.
  • Over my dead body!
  • Put that down! You don’t know where it’s been!
  • Say that again and I’ll wash your mouth out with soap.
  • Shut the door! I’m not heating (air conditioning) the entire neighborhood!
  • Shut your mouth and eat.
  • 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!
  • Well, I haven’t figured out how to cook “cold” yet.
  • Wipe your feet!
  • You can’t start the day on an empty stomach.
  • You don’t always get what you want. It’s a hard lesson, but you might as well learn it now.
  • You have an answer for everything, don’t you?
  • You kids are trying to drive me crazy!
  • You must think rules are made to be broken.
  • You won’t be happy until you break that, will you?
  • Cupcakes are NOT a breakfast food!
  • Do you live to annoy me?
  • Do you think this is a hotel? You can’t just come here only to sleep.
  • Don’t ask me WHY. The answer is NO.
  • Don’t cross your eyes or they’ll freeze that way.
  • Don’t EVER let me catch you doing that again!
  • Don’t make me come in there!
  • Don’t put that in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been.
  • Don’t run with a lollipop in your mouth.
  • Don’t stay up too late!
  • Don’t use that tone with me!
  • Don’t you have anything better to do?
  • Go ask your father.
  • Go to your room and think about what you did!


Even though as moms we constantly say this and even heard this from our own moms we have never failed to love them or care about them. After all, it is these cute and memorable catch phrases that have shaped us and hopefully shape our kids as well.

Happy Mother’s Day


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