Mom's Top Ten Quotes

The other day, I had to think of something I say often, a quote I live by if you will. Of course my mind drew a total blank and I couldn't think of one thing I ever say that's noteworthy. So I asked the people closest to me, the ones that listen to me on a daily basis. Well, it didn't take my kids all of two seconds to start yelling out what they consider my favorite quotes. Here are some of them that sprang immediately off their lips. (Keep in mind that the 10 to 18 year old crowd is going for humor, not flattery!)


Mom's Top Ten Quotes According to the Kids

Your father's home. I say this when they come to me for the zillionth time ignoring the man related to them in the same room. Dad can do things, too, you know!

I need some peace and quiet. Many, many times a day.

You'll feel better in the morning. Sleep is apparently my cure for everything.

Is it 8 o'clock yet? Code for "isn't this day over yet, and will people never be in bed????"

You'll live, and/or You're fine. Unless it's a matter of survival, you're pretty much going to have to stick it out.

Back away from the food. Why are they like vultures circling their prey when I'm trying to prepare dinner?

Come on people. Will you never finish getting ready and get in the van????

I can't wait until Dad's home. Said by every mother since the beginning of time.

Tell me in three sentences or less. This applies to tattling and descriptions of movie plots. I don't need more than a quick summary of either one!

You just take care of that. Mom's had enough and you're going to have to handle that the best you can.

I really had to laugh as they shouted these out. It's true, I do say all of them...occasionally! :)

What would your kids say are your most famous quotes?


41 comments:

  1. Good morning, Marie!
    You posted another winner! I love this :0) It's so so true . . . all of it!
    My favorite one . . . "Your dad's home."
    I think I say this more than a dozen times every evening. You would think that after saying this day after day, week after week, and month after month, that my kids would get it. lol
    Thanks for the early morning smiles :0)
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Good to know I'm not the only one saying these things! :)

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  2. I love all of these! As the mom of two boys, I say "You'll live" all the time! Followed closely by "if no one is bleeding I don't want to hear about it". Have a great weekend!

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    1. Haha, Lana! I've been known to say that about bleeding, too!

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  3. I love this post! "Your father's home. You'll feel better in the morning." Yep. "Tell me in three sentences or less." Genius! I'm stealing that one! Right now I find myself saying, "Your sister is not a toy, she is a human being," way too often. Really, fabulous!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! It's amazing how many times we have to say the same things! :)

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  4. Hi, I'm from the link up group, and loved this post! I have a 2 1/2 year old and I know when I say things too often because he then mimics me. "Seriously?" was something I said alot, and then realized how much when he started saying it too! Kids definitely have a way of calling us on things!

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    1. I've definitely noticed that over the years, too! Sometimes it's funny and sometimes I've been a little scared! :)

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  5. Definitely guilty of saying almost all of these! Another of my favourites was "You'll feel better after some Calpol," when I wasn't convinced they were quite as ill as they were pretending to be & I wanted them to go to school!

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    1. Haha! My kids always say I doubt their illnesses (and it's true!). They have to be really sick to stay home from school!

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  6. Haha all of these are so true and I am sure I could add my own ten to that list, lol x

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  7. hahaha! So true! I say most of them on a daily basis! I am going to try the Tell me in three sentences or less one....lol

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  8. Ha! I have a few of my own. Great post. I especially like the come on people. :)

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  9. I love this. I wonder what my 8 and 10 year old would say. Probably something like, "Stay focused and stop procrastinating." oh, and "How would you feel if your sister did that to you?" I'm also stealing, "Tell me in 3 sentences or less." I love that one and perhaps they will learn to summarize a little.

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  10. ha ha Great list...so true! I feel like a broken record most of the time :)

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  11. I already say a couple of these even though my two are only pre-schoolers - particularly 'I need some peace and quiet' and 'go and ask daddy' (another version of 'your father's home'!). I guess some experiences are universal!!

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    1. For sure! I guess a lot of kids need reminders that Daddy's home, too! ;)

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  12. I often quote my mom's "This too shall pass" and "Get out of the pantry."

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    1. Get out of the pantry could be said all day around here, too! We go through food so much more quickly in the summer!

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  13. This is an interesting exercise. I'd be afraid to ask my kids what I say, but I have an inkling it wouldn't all be fabulous. One I have to watch is mumbling "I think I'm going to scream" under my breath. Apparently I'm not so quiet and my 4-year-old has started to repeat it.

    Great list! - Louise

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    1. When the kids start repeating it, then you know you say it a lot! :)

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  14. These are great and I do admit to saying some version of them myself. Like you I'm drawing a blank on my quotes. Think I may have to ask the little ones and see what they come up with. :) #AllAboutYou

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  15. Great list - so many of these are familiar to all Moms, stopping by from #TurnitupTuesdays

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  16. I love "back away from the food" - I think my two might come up with something similar if I asked them!

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  17. Oh, how hilariously true! I am surprised that they didn't catch my all time favorite mom saying. "What did I JUST say?!"

    Okay, now you have me wondering what my crew would say about me ... I might have to give that a try.

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    1. I have definitely said, "What did I JUST say?!" many, many times! So funny that you say it, too!

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  18. Oh my goodness... hilarious! I say a few of these myself! Your dad is home... LOL - yes! Why must I ALWAYS be the one they come to?!

    This was great! Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  19. Ha! I find myself saying several of those too! So glad I found you over on the #SHINEbloghop! Great post!

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  20. One of my quotes is You are not bleeding this means you will survive :) Greetings from Shine Blog Hop @ Deliberate Mom

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    1. I agree! No blood is permission to carry on! :)

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  21. Great post, great to see that I am not the only one that have thee feelings as a mother. #Shineblohop

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  22. HAHAHA! I might not say these exact some things but definitely something similar - biggest lesson: tell me in 3 lines - stories can take an hour in this house!!

    Thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou xx

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    1. They rarely reach the three sentence goal, but at least it encourages them to get to the point a little more quickly! ;)

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  23. What a great list! #TurnUpTuesday

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  24. Perfect list. I love these and man did I hear these from my own mother's mouth so often and I am sure I will be saying them soon to my own kids. I have already started using her famous quotes. lol Its funny when we turn into our mothers. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! It is definitely surprising to hear my mom's voice come out of my mouth! :)

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  25. My persona favourite is "I've just sat down..............." They seem (dog included) to wait until I sit down before deciding that they need me to do something MEGA urgently!!! Great post #sharewithme

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    1. Haha! I say that one, too. What is about us sitting down that makes them need something?!?

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  26. Lucas & Ash the Dog say - We love getting the Mother saying "Can't I even go to the toilet in peace?" We like to wait until we know she's 'busy' and then shout "MMUUUUUUUMMM" or Ash will bark to get her attention. It's soooooooo funny! #sharewithme

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    1. That's very true! And it's not funny! :)

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