When I was growing up my Mother had loads of "sayings" that she used. I am sure to try to teach me right from wrong. Even though as I reached a certain level of maturity, I was saying to myself that I would never use these trite sayings with my own children. It seems that I was terribly wrong. Some of these sayings just popped out of my mouth. I am sure many of these have been used for generation after generation. I started with one of her favorites, "I wasn't born yesterday." This was used in many conversations, such as when I was trying to not tell the full truth about an incident so as not to get in as much trouble. Why I did it is beyond me. It just got me in more trouble. The truth will always come out when you have a Mom who gives you 'that look.'
Some of the sayings that I listed below I believe you will be able to relate to easily.
~ Just you wait and see.
~ No such thing as a free lunch.
~ If it seems too good to be true, it is.
~ Keep making those faces and your face will freeze like that.
~ Put that bottom lip out any further and a little red caboose is going to come along and take a ride.
~ If someone told you to jump off a cliff, would you?
~ Because I said so!
~ I know what you are doing. I have eyes in the back of my head. (Apparently, so did my teachers)
~ Just you wait and see. I can give you something to really cry about.
~ Close the door. Were you born in a barn?
~ If I told you once, I have told you a thousand times and the answer is still NO.
~ Back in my day we had to walk 10 miles to school in all kinds of weather.
~ Don't make me have to turn this car around.
~ Oh my goodness. If I let a word come out of my mouth that was not ladylike I was told that she would wash my mouth out with soap. (I did put some Ivory soap in my own daughter's oatmeal one day.)