If you were asked to sum up your mom in one simple, quick phrase—what would it be? When it comes to mothers, there are some phrases they have said over the years that have stuck with us. No matter how hard we try, when we hear someone else say mutter those words, we immediately think of our moms. Recently, Reddit user u/iceshard1232 asked other users to share their own mother’s catchphrase, and they are 100% mom culture.
When leaving somewhere “Off like a herd of turtles”
Every time we went on vacation when we started complaining she would yell “We are making MEMORIES.”
Listen to me now and believe me later.
She’s been signing all her texts “xoxo, gossip mom” since the show was popular in 2008.
“When I die, then you’ll realize” or “When you have kids, then you’ll realize”
“Are your ears painted on!?” – any time I wasn’t listening.
“Could you do me a huuuge favor?”
“Yeah sure what?”
“Could you put that glass in the sink?”
“Are you bleeding? Are you broken? Are you dead? You’re fine.”
“Let’s blow this popsicle stand” when wanting to leave.
Every time I left the house, my mother would say in a kind of sing-song, upbeat voice, “Don’t speak to any strange men.”
Always remember your 6 P’s:
Proper planning prevents piss-poor performance.
It applies to absolutely everything.
When Mom was in a bad mood, and one of us would ask her what she was making for dinner, she’d say:
“I’m tired of living in filth!”
She would say this every week while she was “cleaning.” By “cleaning” I mean that she rearranged the entire house to the point that no one could find anything. Also: the house was rarely ever dirty.
“Oh yeah i shit money everyday” main reason i stopped asking for stuff at an early age.
Will this matter in 5 years, no? Get over it.
My name is not Freddy. And yet, I said it to my daughter this morning before we left the house.
“I have to love you. I don’t have to like you.”
“muuuuum it hurts when I do this”
“stop doing it then”
“The world is round, we’ll get there eventually” when she made a wrong turn.
My mother is genuinely a mild, tolerant soul. So when she would catch a bad mood, we kids thought she was hilarious. My dad, clueless as always, had an uncanny ability to bring out her best lines.
Dad: “What’s for dinner, Honey?”
Mom: “Hot shit on toast. Our specialty.”
“I’m glad we kept you” and variations like, “you know, you’re not so bad after all” and “I’m glad we switched babies at the hospital”
If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about.