Parenting Sayings – My Top 5

I think it’s quite funny really. All the sayings your mum or dad used to come out with when you was a kid. Here I’m going to share with you my Top 5 parenting sayings I find myself using that my parents did.

What every parent says.

As parents at some point or another before we had children we would swear that we wouldn’t be like our parents. For me it was I wouldn’t raise my voice like my old man used to. I wouldn’t be one of those parents that came out with daft sayings. You know the ones, don’t swing that around like that ‘You’ll have someone’s eye out with that’.

Find my top 5 parenting sayings below.

My top 5 parenting sayings .

1 – If they told you to jump off a bridge would you do it?

You know the one where your child does something ridiculous. You catch them in the act and their excuse is… ‘But so and so told me to’. And the common parent reply is, if they told you to jump off a bridge would you do it!

2 – Just you wait until your dad comes home!

The old invisible threat. When you kids have come in from school, dad’s out at work and they’ve literally been…. Pardon my french but Little Shits. I know my mum used it often and I think my other half has used it a few times. ‘Just you wait until your Dad gets home!!’

3 – Be careful or you’ll have someone’s eye out with that.

I’m sure you will have experienced this I know I have. Picture the scene. Your out on a walk or in the park. Kids love sticks and you see your little one pretending to be Harry Potter or something waving the stick as if it’s a wand. What’s the first thing a parent would say? I know, ‘Watch what your doing with that you’ll have someone’s eye out’.

4 – If the wind changes your face will stay like that.

My kids are just like me when I was a lad. One way to express your mood was silly faces or facial expressions. You know the pet lip and puppy eyes. The scowl and gurningntupe face. Yep mine do it to. What does a parent say as a reaction… ‘If the wind Changes your face will stay like that’.

5 – Because I said so that’s why!

One main word in any child’s vocabulary and comeback arsenal is… WHY!! Go tidy your room?… Why. Don’t throw things like that!! Why?

The main parent comeback for the dread WHY is… ‘Because I said so that’s why!’.

How many of these have you used in your parental journey. How many mum or dad sayings have you used that you swore that you would never use.

8 thoughts on “Parenting Sayings – My Top 5

  1. Haha! This is great! My Mom used all 5 of these with us growing up. Really made me giggle remembering amd hearing her say it in my head. Thank you for such an enjiyable trip down memory lane! Helen 🙂

    1. Yep definitely. I bet our children will end up saying them too. There is loads, after a google there’s some I’ve not even heard of either.

  2. Haha, this is funny! 100% they were all used in our house when I was young. Simple matter of time till I use the same sayings on my daughters, although they’d probably tell you I already have.

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