We love you, Mom!
|This one's for you, Mom.|
We’re talking to all of you moms out there. Everyone knows there’s no relationship as special, no bond as strong as that between a mother and child. And it wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without a touching tribute to her, right? Sweet. And tempting.
|Because I love you, that's why.|
But Amy and I figured there’d be a lot of those floating around right now. Instead, what we’re interested in here today is the sharing of some of our favorite Mom wisdom. Thoughtful snippets of advice moms are able to dispense in order to solve the larger-than-life problems that plague childhood.
|Look both ways before you cross!|
Or those quick-draw phrases used to defuse a fight, calm frazzled nerves, ease the hurt, generate a smile, or ward off tears. Some are universal, others may be specific to your mom.
|Do you want me to give you something to cry about?|
But any way you turn the phrase, you can see the profundity, the brilliance, the downright genius in the meaning behind it. You know, mom-isms.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Because I said so.
If you can bend it, it’s not broken.
I don’t care who started it, I’m going to finish it.
Well, don’t do that if it hurts.
I’ll give you something to cry about.
No, I don’t know where your _____ is. I didn’t wear it last.
Go ask your dad.
What would your grandmother/grandfather think?
Put it back where you found it.
Exactly which day was it that I woke up stupid?
Back in my day …
Hi, Hungry. I’m Mom.
You’re right, I was never thirteen. I have no idea what it’s like.
I love you more.
|But, Mom, she keeps touching me!|
We want to hear your favorite mom-isms! Maybe these expressions were used in Mom’s not-so-finest moments (or yours) or maybe they were true words of wisdom you live by to this day. What mom-ism do you associate with your mom? Or perhaps you’re brave enough to share a mom-ism you used, or use still, with your children? To celebrate Mom's special day we're each giving away a copy our book that we think best celebrate moms, Catch a Fallen Star by Amy Vastine and If Not for a Bee by Carol Ross.
Leave a comment here to enter: One winner will receive both copies, Catch a Fallen Star and If Not for a Bee. Winner announced right back here on Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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