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Am I turning into my mother? The things we say.......

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DaisySparkle Tue 04-Aug-09 11:25:45

Things my mother used to say are coming back to me and .....oh dear, I am becoming her!!I just heard my self saying "it's six of one and half dozen of the other" to DD1 and DD2 who find the "dozen" conceptually difficult. It didn't sort the disagreement but did then require me to explain the meaning of my baffling response to their argument!

What verbal gems have you inherited that slip out occasionally?

LightShinesInTheDarkness Wed 05-Aug-09 02:27:22

'don't speak to me like that' which the response is, as it was 35 years ago, 'like what?'grin

misshardbroom Wed 05-Aug-09 22:22:51

Response to "everyone else is allowed to"?

"well I'm not everyone else's mother"

giantkatestacks Wed 05-Aug-09 22:24:39

'nose disease' for noseyness...[not 'you've got nose disease' but just 'nose disease' said if you were looking over someones shoulder or whatever].

Caught myself saying it out of nowhere the other day...

pushmepullyou Wed 05-Aug-09 22:25:54

"You're a good girl - have a carrot!"

My dad rather than my mum though

littledee Wed 05-Aug-09 22:29:37

"Eat your dinner up, there's starving children in Africa who would love to have it" and then I always told her to bloomin post it to them, then. Luckily DD is only 14m, so no backchat yet! [smile}

No douby boogie men and such threats like getting a bag og soot for Christmas will follow...blush

littleducks Wed 05-Aug-09 22:32:59

"and what did you're last slave die of?"

when dd tried bossing me about today, my mum all over blush

misshardbroom Wed 05-Aug-09 22:33:57

oh, and everything from the Irish Catholic lexicon:

'For the love of God, would you stop whinging?''

'Sacred Heart of Jesus, would you put your shoes on?'

Greensleeves Wed 05-Aug-09 22:34:03

littleducks, I said that to my 4yo recently

he replied "I stabbed him with my sword" shock

fruitstick Wed 05-Aug-09 22:35:45

My mum and dad died before I had DCs but I love the fact that I randomly say the things that they used to.

'Pick up your parrots and monkeys' is one that my Dad used to say when we had to get ready to leave.

'Don't speak to me like that' is a common refrain at the moment and DS is only 3.

My Dad's favourite phrases which I intend to use A LOT as they get older were
'If you know of a better hole, you go to it'
'It's just a suggestion, but let's not forget whose making it'

Hassled Wed 05-Aug-09 22:36:11

"It goes in one ear and out the other". DCs find that hilarious. And I really have accused oldest DCs of treating the house like a hotel.

TheCrackFox Wed 05-Aug-09 22:36:15

My 8 yr old poisoned his last slave, apparently. hmm

fruitstick Wed 05-Aug-09 22:36:38

littleducks, my response was always 'answering back'!

but then I was a cocky little shit grin

TigerDrivesAgain Wed 05-Aug-09 22:39:00

"oi, are you staying? Cos I thought you were unpacking your trunk : to nosepicking DS, courtesy of my dad.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Wed 05-Aug-09 22:42:59

"There are limits..."

MoominMymbleandMy Wed 05-Aug-09 22:44:15

Oh yes, far too many things:

"When I was your age..." followed by explanation of how I had less/ did more and was all the better for it, which meets with the same level of success it did with me, ie, none.

"We'll see..." to requests for lap tops, ponies, the girl's section of the Mini-Boden catalogue, which really means "I don't want an argument so I'm hoping you'll forget about it".

"This room is a pig sty!" - needs no explanation and, strangely enough, prompts no improvement in the state of the room.

baskingseals Thu 06-Aug-09 17:28:31

There are loads. Felt like saying, but haven't actually said it (yet) 'If you don't stop whingeing I'll give you something to whinge about'

Have said 'If it was that important why did you leave it lying around'

Wanted to say 'Whispers tell lies'

Have said 'If you break your leg, don't come running to me'

hazeyjane Thu 06-Aug-09 17:31:01

'This is how wars start...'

'It will all end in tears...'

I come from a long line of drama queens!

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