What’s Your Favorite Mom-ism?



Wasn’t she gorgeous?

In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend and my own mother, who was–rather intentionally– the Mrs. Malaprop of Mom-isms, what is your favorite mom-ism?

My favorite mom-ism from my own mother is

“We’ll jump off that bridge when we get to it.”  

So much so that my children have all asked me at various tender ages, “Mom, why are we going to jump off a bridge?” My child, I was wondering the same thing…

Do you have a favorite mom-ism, either from your mom, or one you say to your kids? I definitely want my kids to remember this one, and use it with their kids.

[Note on the  cropping of the photo.  When I had the idea to honor my mom and also have fun with mom-isms, I thought of some of these early photos of my mother, who died in 2008, and who was lovely in every way throughout her life.  The photos we have of her from the 1950s and 60s are just so wonderful.  This was the first one I could easily find, but the four siblings also in the photo (the two youngest, me included, weren’t born yet) look a little on the extra goofy little-kid side, complete with one sister unhappily trying to crawl out of some beach stroller-type contraption.  It’s hilarious, but since I’m the most “online” person in my family, I wanted to err on the side of caution.]

2 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Mom-ism?”

  1. If you don’t like it, there is the door and don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.

    1. I remember Mom saying, “Get out of that draft. Do you want to catch pneumonia?”
      What makes it really funny is that I heard it as, “Do you want to catch an ammonia?”
      And then I saw some ammonia under the kitchen sink, and that REALLY confused me!

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