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Common Mom Phrases: Everyday Mom Quotes

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By: Vered DeLeeuw

Common Mom Phrases and Mom Quotes

Being a mom is hard work. Many moms say it’s the hardest work they’ve ever done. As a mom, I tend to agree. Of course, we love every minute of it (well, maybe not every minute. Most of it!) But anger and frustration do build up once in a while, and when they do – we tend to sound just like our own moms.



The following are mom quotes that each generation of moms seems to be destined to repeat. When you hear yourself say these things for the first time, there’s usually the panicked realization of “OMG I am turning into my mom!”

Well, in a way, you are.

Common Mom Phrase: “Wait till your father gets home!”
Translation: “I give up. I don’t know what to do with you anymore, so I am resorting to empty threats. We both know your father will do absolutely nothing when he gets home.”

Common Mom Phrase: “Because I said so!”
Translation: “I can’t really explain. What I asked you to do makes no sense at all. But I can’t back up now because it will make me look bad. So just do it because I said so!”

Common Mom Phrase: “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Translation: “I do not have the will power to follow these rules. I sure hope you do.”

Common Mom Phrase: “I am not your maid.”
Translation: “Of course, I AM your maid. It’s part of being a mom. But I wish it weren’t.”

Common Mom Phrase: “I hope someday your children will treat you just like you treat me.”
Translation: “I’m tired and frustrated. It’s your fault. I want revenge but I’m your mom so I have to suck it up.”

And my favorite – the one I say to my own kids at least once a week:

“I just want what is best for you.”
Translation: “I gave birth to you. I have earned the right to meddle.”

Can you add to this list of common mom sayings? I’m sure there are many more funny mom quotes!

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  • Guest (Neha) Permalink

    "Mom im bored, what do i do?"
    "Go do your homework or read a book"
    "I dont have any homework"
    "So? Go read what you did in school".

    from Pakistan

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