01 June 2004

Things moms and kids shouldn't ever say

Even when you're really angry these are things mothers and children should never say to each other - they are guaranteed to haunt you for years.

Even when you're really angry these are things mothers and children should never say to each other - they are guaranteed to haunt you for years.
  • I told you so
  • When are you getting married?
  • What have you done to your hair?
  • Do you really think red and orange look nice together?
  • I like the nose stud – I think I’ll get myself one
  • Does this place ever get cleaned?
  • Do you know you are going bald?
  • You just could not imagine what a difficult birth I had with you
  • Why can’t you be more like Betty’s son/daughter
  • If you loved me you would do the dishes
  • You are just like your father (and he is in prison/ an alcoholic, ran off with a neighbour)
  • Have you picked up weight?
  • You paid how much for that?
  • Maybe it is not too late to make something of your life
  • Here’s the number of that psychologist I told you about
  • If it wasn’t for you, I might have had a career too
  • When can I move in with you
  • I want grandchildren
  • That’s a great achievement for a lazy person like you
  • Why don’t you go out with…..
  • Are you stupid, or something?
  • No wonder you’re single - look at the way you dress
  • What sort of family does he/she come from?
  • I feel sorry for the man /woman who marries you
  • Just wait until you are a parent yourself

Things children should never say to mothers

  • Why can’t you be more like Cecil’s mommy – she lets him do everything
  • What? Chicken again?
  • Don’t you think you are a bit old to wear something like that?
  • Who’s going to look after Daddy if you go on holiday?
  • Should you be spending so much money on a dress?
  • Is this a time to be coming in?
  • A computer? What on earth will you do with it?
  • I have to hand in a project on volcanoes tomorrow
  • If you cared about me, you would buy me….
  • What have you done with my swimming costume?
  • Expect me when you see me
  • I hate you
  • I hope I will be a better parent than you
  • There’s a cake sale today – I forgot to tell you
  • You can’t seriously expect me to wear that
  • I’m meeting him there and I don’t know when I will be back
  • I know he’s 25 years older than I am, but I still love him
  • I met her in rehab

- (Susan Erasmus, Health24)


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