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Friday, March 8, 2013


Several years ago, I bought a book entitled, "Momilies - As my mother used to say" by Michele Slung.  It was full of all those little sayings, advice and superstitions that all moms tell their children.  What are some of the things you remember your mom telling you?  What do you find yourself telling your children?

Here's what I came up with. 

1. I hope you have one just like you.
2. Eat your broccoli.  It'll grow hair on your chest.  (ok, that was what Dad used to say)
3. Aren't you afraid your face will freeze that way?
4. Don't read in the dark.  You'll hurt your eyes.
5. If you do that, you'll go blind.
6. She doesn't like you because she's jealous.
7. If you cross your eyes, they'll get stuck that way.  (Notice all the threats concerning eyes?  Weird)
8. Always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident.
9. If you don't stop crying, I'll give you something to cry about.
10. If you can't say something nice, don't say nuttin' at all.   (Thumper's rule)
11. You'd complain if you were hung with a new rope.
12. If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.  I just cleaned the house.
13. Because I said so.
14. Don't eat pork.  It'll give you worms.
15. If you swallow a watermelon seed, you'll grow a watermelon in your stomach.
16. Clean your plate.  Children are starving in africa.
17. Because I'm the mom, that's why.
18. Just wait until your father gets home.
19. It's just rain.  You won't melt.
and the ever famous...
20. Children should be seen and not heard.

I'd love to hear YOUR momilies!  


  1. (Elementary School only) If a boy is being mean to you it's because he likes you!