Any of these phrases sound familiar to you?
Someday your face will freeze like that! … Just because your friends might be jumping off a cliff doesn’t mean you have to do it too… Don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been. Don’t you dare look at me like that…
Why? Because I said so, that's why! ... Did you flush? I was not put on this earth to be your personal slave… Always put on clean underwear in the morning, in case you're in an accident.
And my personal favorite… I hope someday you have children just like you! The eternal “Mom Curse” which has haunted children since Eve broke up the first fistfight between Cain and Abel – before things really got serious.
Ah, Mother’s Day. This weekend, mothers around the country will awaken to a day that honors them. They will receive crayon-colored cards made in school or day care. Some will get flowers or plants reminding, poignant reminders that most things on God’s good earth begin with a seed, take root and grow. I think an old Jewish proverb sums it well: A mother understands what a child does not say.