Today TheBabyWebsite.com is asking Are We Turning Into Our Parents?, claiming that "eight out of ten mums admit they have turned into their mothers by using tried and tested adages to deal with their kids", such as "Because I said so" and "Wait and see". You may say these things to your kid. Or, you may start to say them but stop yourself, not wanting to sound exactly like your mother. Many of us use the sayings because we think they work (hey, we turned out okay!) but some of us admit that, after all these years, we still don't know what they mean. (I, personally, am still confused over "Let's blow this popsicle stand" but I say it all the time.)
Do you use any of the top 20 sayings, listed here? Since this is a British publication, some of them seemed a little foreign to me. ("What did your last slave die of?" Number 5? Really?) And I'm sure that the American list might be a bit different.
I would add:
- You're not going out in that, are you?
- Don't make me turn this car around.
- While you live under my roof, you'll live by my rules.
- I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like an adult.
- I hope someday you have children just like you. (Ooo, snap!)
What would you add?