Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Surprising things Moms say.......

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When I was struggling with teenage emotions, acne and hormones, I couldn't care less if my mom spoke in Latin - I was barely listening. But as time went by, and fate granted my mom her wish of me ending up with brats that are worse than my worst avatar, I realize I am digging my memory cells looking for "How my Mom would have done it" solutions.

In the process, I remembered something she told me when my daughter was a drool-dribbling heart clincher with a killer smile. She said "Listen to your words sometimes - you'll be surprised at yourself" - this was to tell me that everything I say will be for eternity in my daughter's mind.

So for the last few days, I have been 'listening' to what I say to my kids. The result is here for all to see -

"If you ask 'Why' one more time ....................."

"No. You cannot beat up smaller kids. Or I'll beat you up - get that?"

"How many have I told you not to leave things around? Give me all your balls. Now!!"

"You threw my phone in the bucket? FFF...ish!"

"Check what the maid is doing" A little later -  "Why the FF...ish did you have to tell the maid you were checking on her?"

"I don't care what the damn password is - OPEN the door!!"

"Why are you staring at the ants? Go do something important - stare at your books!"

"Why? Because I told you so....... that's why!"

"Did you do potty today? No? Now the monster will grow inside your tummy."

"You shared your sandwich with your friends? OK, then what did they share with you?"

 Of course, I have said a million things right to my kids before, but notice that there's something eerily wrong / hysterical in each of these statements.

I guess Mom certainly was right - will have to start actually 'listening' to myself more often. Sigh!

26 comments:

  1. heh heh .... "because i said so" is a classic line, we all swear we'll be fairer to our kids, but end up saying the same things our parents did!! :P great post!

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    1. @Ash ... yeah! can you believe it!! Thanks!

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  2. Oh, mothers are right about 98% of the time even if they speak of something 20 years into the future - I guess they are hardwired that way.

    'Why are you staring at the ants? Go do something important, stare at your books' - I could have sworn that my mother would have given me this line in atleast 3 different languages, sometime even with a little knock on my head :D.

    Cheers :)

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    1. @AS .... they ARE hardwired that way, indeed! HEhehe ... well put!

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  3. haha...... Yeah, listening to yourself is interesting way to know more about yourself. You know something, even today- a grown guy. I still call up my mom for her to check up whether I have taken all the things needed when packing for a longjourney.

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    1. How true Muthu .... Mom's always have last minute advices that really count!

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  4. Ha! I literally picked up the phone once to apologize to my mom for being a complete pain in the butt when I was a kid...I told her, I finally understood her pain! :D
    Those lines sound so much like me, I could swear you were spying on me!!

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    1. Hey, I just posted my first guest post...hope you'll come over and check it out!

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    2. Hahahaha!! Yeah.... am sure there are others out there who feel the same - about spying on them! And I am going to see the guest post pronto! Thanks!

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    3. Hey, would you consider linking this to the Mommy Brain Mixer? Here's the link in case you're interested: http://momofbigalittlea.blogspot.com/2012/08/andits-here-mommy-brain-mixer.html

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    4. Mom (A&a).... just did it!

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  5. OH YEs , so true.. I still remember some of the words that were said to me by my elders , and some are not good to rememeber
    moreover these days kids are very bright because of all the modernisation and all..

    Bikram's

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    1. Bikram, I agreee - kids today are much more aware than we were.

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  6. haha.. maybe these are better than 'kaala bhoot aa jayega' type lines!

    What can you do... be kind and gentle? If it works, do post it here. The world of moms would be grateful!

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    1. Nisha - oh yeah! the 'kala bhoot' - how could i have forgotten that!! Well, I have seen kind and gentle moms too - maybe I should get in touch with one of them and ask whether I can be an intern under her! :-) ... If i ever discover the secret to a gentle mom, I'll definitely post it here! Thanks for coming by!

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  7. Oh yes.. Only after I became a mother, I realized How difficult I was to handle with all those 'why's :) I had to ask why. And now when my son do this, I just react the same way as you.

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    1. Hehehehe .... thats why life is so unfair - we really get the wisdom too late, huh?

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  8. I am very confident that I will never say things like these when/if I become a mom. Yep! Very, supremely confident :D :D

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    1. Tee...he.he.he ... *evil grin* ... Yep! Am sure you will NEVER say things like this! How are things with you?

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  9. This is so cute :D really :D

    I agree with Atrocious :P My mom must have used these on me too :)

    My love to the little one :D

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    1. Blu .... i think there is a separate language called 'mom-talk' (my daughter already thinks i am from a different planet!) that every mom uses on her kids! Thanks for coming by!

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  10. About the whole "my mom wishing I had brats worse than my worse avatar" thing, I actually called my Mom and yelled at her "this is YOUR fault, you wished this on me"! Love your blog. I'm a new follower from the mommy brain mixer.
    http://BakingInATornado.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Karen@ I KNOW!! Do all Moms do that? Thank you for coming by - hope we can share tidbits of Mommy-dom between us!

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  11. Too funny!! So glad you linked up to the Mixer, friend. I hope to see you again on Thursday!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by - and yes, the Mommy mixer is an awesome place!

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