Thinking back I can’t believe how many sayings we grew up with. They were often the way in which my parents explained how the world worked.
If I didn’t close the door my dad would say, “ Put the board in the hole were you born in a barn?”
It was my mother that taught me the most.
Religion — You better pray that comes out of the carpet.
Time Travel– If you don’t straighten up I’ll send you into next week.
Logic– Because I said so, that’s why.
Caution– Make sure you have on clean underwear in case you get in an accident.
Irony- Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.
Stamina — You set there until you clean up your plate.
Behavior modification– Stop acting like your father.
Anticipation– Just wait until I get you home.
Science — Stop crossing your eyes or they will get stuck that way.
Justice– When you have kids I hope they act just like you.
Wisdom– When you get to my age you will understand.
My friend’s dad liked to ask. “Did you walk to work or carry your lunch?” Say what?????
There are lots of other fun sayings worth remembering…
What’s up Doc?
It never rains but it pours.
Raining cats and dogs.
The jury is still out.
Once in a blue moon.
It’s not rocket science.
Rob Peter to pay Paul.
The whole 9 yards.
No such thing as a free lunch.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…that goes for husband too!
Now say goodnight Gracie
Goodnight Mrs. Calabash wherever you are.
by Nancy Stach
photo by Jill Eudaly