Monday, May 2, 2011

Five Fat quarter giveaway...Mystery Monday... Mom says?

I would like to dedicate this whole week to
MOTHER'S.
On that note,  today I would like to ask the question:
What is (or was) one of your most common phrases that
YOU spoke to your children?

After watching the following YouTube with
Anita Renfro...
You might have a better idea of what a
MOM might say...
 to her children throughout a typical 24 hours

 











Okay for today's Mystery Monday all you have to do is...
 leave a comment with words or a pharse that would be something you might typically say (or might have said)to your children when they were growing up. 

All those who comment will be in the drawing to WIN* the FIVE FAT quarters!


*must be a follower to win and drawing will end Wednesday

17 comments:

Mommarock said...

My most frequently said phrase would be, Nap time snugglebug. I ran a daycare.. and all my little doodlebugs would wiggle a lot at nap time.. and needed reminding that they needed to be snugglebugs at naptime.. even my little doodlebugs. (Doodlebugs wiggle, snugglebugs... they snuggle in and sleep).

JCnNC said...

When my son said he was running away, I offered to pack his suitcase. He never left and stayed until age 24. Sweet dream "punkinsnookles". A wonderful giveaway. Judy C

Mama Spark said...

"No one asked you if you liked it" or "life isn't fair" are probably 2 of the things I said the most. I think you should have us say what our moms used to say most often! I bet my kids would say something else, hmmm, I just may have to ask them! Thanks for the chance!!

Emma said...

Hmm...my mom always said to me "no reading at the dinner table" because I was a voracious reader and would try to sneak books in. A friend of mine (well, she's a blogger I read and occasionally talk with, but that counts, right?) has actually told her two lovely children to "get your cheese out of your armpit!"

I think that takes the cake!

Sarah Craig said...

Ok - it's probably a tie between "You won't melt" when it's raining and they need to be outside for something, and "I'm going to leave you on the doorstep for the gypsies!" when they're being bad! Funny story - when my daughter was about 4, we were at the flea market, and a vendor offered me two paintings in trade for my pretty little blonde girl (just joking). My daughter grabbed my hand, quickly went around the corner, then asked me, "Mommy, was that man a GYPSY?" So I guess it worked...... ;-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh those commercials of the kids who ask for the darndest things remind me of what I always said "ASOLUTELY NOT"

gill said...

If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all! My mum used to say it to me too!

Catskill Quilter said...

"I love you madly!" Whenever any of us says goodbye at the end of a conversation or the end of a visit or the end of an email, it is always "I love you madly!" We have been saying it since my three very grown-up kids were toddlers!

Catherine said...

I am sure this phrase is not the only one I used but it has come back to haunt me far to many times. "Because I said so!"

Stray Stitches said...

Probably one of the most used sayings when my girls were growing up was "You can do it!" Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway and a walk down memory lane :)

suemac said...

I had to tell my boys more than once. "You have only two volumes, loud and louder."

yorkie mom said...

Frequent words I said to my kids in the 2-6 year old range were "1"...."2"... "2.25"... "2.5"...."2.75".....before I got the three and they knew they were in BIG trouble! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

Marcia W. said...

"If you put it on your plate, you eat it." "Go ask your father." I'm the oldest grandchild on both sides of the family, so with dozens of younger cousins (then nieces, nephews and grandnieces) I ended you being "the responsible one".
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Terri said...

Oh well I was a bossy mom so I usually said; "You can do it right or you can do it twice!" Because I was usually trying to get my kids to do things my way....I wish I had been saying more positive things.

Foolish Feathers said...

I am not currently a mother (we lost our twins in January), but I took care of my younger brothers growing up. One of my favorite foster mother's used to say all those comments in Anita's song. My favorite and one I found myself saying to my brothers was, "i don't care who started it, I am going to finish it!" When you have 3 younger brothers you say it often!

Chris H said...

I was an awful mother!
When I heard a kid screaming holy blue murder I would yell out "There better be blood"!
cos if there wasn't I was gunna smack their bum for making me so worried when I heard them screaming!

Sandra said...

Before we would arrive to an event and would get out of the car, I would often say, "Mind your manners. You represent our entire family in how you behave, so make me proud." Now all of my children are married and have families of their own. You know what? They all have made me proud:)