Friday, May 23, 2008

Signs I am Turning Into My Mother

I'm going to see my parents in Philly for the long weekend. I guess I've been stressed getting ready for it and have been slipping a little lately and maybe turning a little bit into my own mother.

I love my Mother she is wonderful and intelligent woman who I love and respect having said that at times as a kid she drive me nuts. I promised myself I would never repeat the same things that drove me nuts as a kid. Yeah good luck with that. Here are some of the things I have been guilty of saying and doing that makes my inner little Suzie just cringe:

Just who do you think you are young man/lady?
Do you need every light in the house on?
You'll put an eye out with that
I'm not made of money you know.
Don't make me pull this car over (I don't even drive)
Don't use your sleeve find a tissue
He's just excited because company is over
You better stop that or your face will freeze that way
I'm going to give you until the count of three
(And my all time favorite) Because I said so!

Making my kids wear a jacket in weather I would never wear a jacket in
Looking down my sons pants in public to see if he was wet
Peeing in front of my children
Starting my sons apple with my teeth
(The Worst of all)Using my spit to clean my children's faces

By the way thank you all for your kind words yesterday you are all very kind and supportive. It means a lot to me. I'm sending you all lots of virtual hugs (( )) . Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Oh dear Lord, Suzie, that's hilarious. I might have to cut and paste that one because it is SPOT ON. The looking down the diaper one is a classic.

WillThink4Wine said...

Hysterical! The first time I walked by a mirror and saw my mother, OMGoodness, was I depressed!

You left out a few:

Just you wait until your father gets home, young lady! (my personal favorite!)
Do you think you live in a barn?
I'm not going to say it again!
Get over here, don't make me chase you!
If you'd have asked me to be born...
No running in the house!
If your friend jumped off a cliff...
Your day will come!

Hope you have a really wonderful visit with the folks! Do remember to share these with your Mom! My mother loves stuff like this!

Vered said...

"You better stop that or your face will freeze that way"

I said that yesterday! She looked at me puzzled and asked "REALLY?"

I couldn't believe that I said that.

Heather said...

Worse than looking down the diaper is lifting your child's butt to your face so you can smell if they're poopy or not. I've done this more than I care to admit.

Also on my list:
-Stand up straight or you'll look like your Aunt Sylvia!
-Do you think money grows on trees?
-I don't just say these things for my health, you know.
-I hope you have a child just like you some day. Then you'll know how it feels!
-You kids are making me crazy!

and my personal favorite...
-Settle down or I'm going to sell you to the a) Gypsies, b) monkey house, or c)zoo!

Madge said...

it creeps up on you doesn't it? until you are just bursting and you have to say those things? i've said and done them all. my kids are getting old enough to roll their eyes and i don't blame them one bit.

mah-meeee said...

does your kids ever ask you 'what do you mean, because you said so?' mine has asked me that a few times and always render me speechless.


happy friday!

Annie said...

lol...I should write down my list of what I will 'never' do when I have kids. So I can laugh at myself someday.

BTW, the other month I did the 'lick my thumb and reach out to clean a spot' on my boyfriend's face. Um, yeah...he's 31. Thankfully he grabbed my hand before it made it to his cheek. I was mortified.

Chimera said...

Honey - at least you ain't turnng into my mother....
T xxxx

Kmommy said...

LOL! Some days I think everything I say comes from my mother!

forgetfulone said...

Suzie, I tagged you on my blog if you'd like to play. It not, that's okay.

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