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All moms are cut from the same cloth. Whether it’s the tone that declares war on mischief or the sarcastic remark that displays displeasure, there’s a universal language among them. What you grew up hearing in your home was probably common in many others. Mothers recognize each other by the familiar tones of their admonishments and the silent expressions that avert impending mischief.
Here are Momisms that all moms will be nodding in recognition of.
1. There’s Food At Home
Most moms have used that phrase at least once in every outing with their kids. Every mother who has faced the incessant request for food [mostly junk] while out has resorted to this line. Children ask for all the wrong things (thanks to marketing and sugar) and get hungry at the most random moments.
2. Certified Hydration Reminders
Moms have a solution for almost every imaginable problem their kid faces—drink more water.
An online user says, “Headache? Drink more water. Upset stomach? Drink water. Bad grades? You need more water. Bone protruding from your knee? Drink some water, you’ll be fine.”
Someone adds, “I took my 6-year-old to the doctor. The doctor asked what was wrong. My son said, “My ear hurts, and I already drank the water!” I had to explain that drinking water fixes many complaints at our house, lol.”
3. The Long Roll Call
Moms with more than one child just don’t seem to remember who is who and end up calling all the names until someone responds. That is a very common occurrence in many homes.
A user says, “My mom has 5 teenagers and 3 dogs. She will cycle thru a bunch of their names every single time.”
Someone adds, “Same here. I have two sisters, and all of our names begin with K. So it’s a real fun time.”
4. Search With Your Eyes
Most kids will look for something under their noses and still not find it. Moms have to remind the children of the proper organs for looking for stuff.
Someone says, “Look with your eyes, not with your mouth.” I heard this one too many times when asking Mom to help me find stuff.’
5. Choices Have Consequences
Children have a talent for making the wrong choices half the time, even after they have been warned enough times. Most moms have to remind their children that all choices, especially poor ones, come with consequences.
They will remind them while wiping away blood from booboos and icing bumps on heads.
6. There’s No Room To Be Bored
One of childhood’s greatest crimes was admitting that you’re bored, and all moms had one comeback, “If you’re bored it’s your own fault.”
This would be followed by an offer to do some chores to remove the boredom, which was an instant cure for the boredom.
7. Hankering For A Spankering
Kids get many warnings before they get punished, but they somehow miss the warnings or think it’s not serious—until it is.
One user says, ““Hankerin’ for a spankerin’” was my mom’s thing. It sounds so goofy now, but that was a legit threat for the first decade of my life.”
While spanking isn’t used much these days and is discouraged by pediatric experts, many of us still have these memories from our own childhood.
8. I Made You
Anyone who has heard this line knows it’s not a statement of endearment; it’s the closest thing to a threat you can get to.
An online conversation contributor says, “My Mother’s version of this was “I brought you into this world, I can take you out of it.”
9. Something To Cry About
Crying, especially for nothing substantial, is a crime in many households. Almost every mom has used the line, “Stop that crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.”
It’s in the Mom book, saved for the days when she’s past her last straw.
10. Democracy Vs Dictatorship
Most kids make the mistake of thinking they have a say or a choice in many matters and term their parent’s rules as unfair.
One contributor says their mom would say, “”This ain’t a democracy. This is a dictatorship.”
“Generally said after we said something was not fair or so we perceived to be unfair.” They add. Although, for kids to listen better- it might be worth opening it up to a democracy where they feel heard and seen.
11. Exclamations At The Grocery Store
Mom’s shocks at the prices of items are both hilarious and universal.
One user says their Mom says, “”What? Do they put gold in it?”
With the price tags of these days, it’d be nice if they put gold in everything, the prices would make sense that way.
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