Wait till your father gets home!!!! Did you mother say that?

@mssnow (9496)
United States
April 17, 2007 10:33am CST
When you were growing up, what one thing sticks in your head that your mom or dad or grandparents said? Something that you still remember and may even say it to your own children? I remember my mom always telling me "If wishes were horses then baggers can ride" Because i would tell her that " I wish something would happen" That sticks out of all the things she told me. Did anyone else ever hear that one??
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• Malaysia
17 Apr 07
erm.. i can't really remember what my mom told me .. but .. i think that sentence is quite familiar.. my grandparents did told me.. wait till your mom gets home.. as i'm living with my grandparents.. and my mother is working.. my dad is unknown.. because of some problems.. haha.. 1 thing i sure remember is my grandpa always tell me that hardwork is always 99% .. and 1% luck.. that's why i told myself to work harder here in mylot.. :) .. it's really a good experience.. as im skipping my sleep just to earn some $$ :)
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
17 Apr 07
Yes, my mom used to say "Wait till your father is home" when there is any special occasion and we are in a hurry to celebrate. Most of the times i would be the person hurrying others and can't wait till i celebrate that is the kind of excitement which i cannot hold on. I do know at the back of my mind that i will be missing my dad, if we celebrate but its just out of that curiosity i hurry them.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
17 Apr 07
sounds you had some fun
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
17 Apr 07
No, my Mum was the disciplinarian in our house and my Dad was always a bit of a soft touch. If anything he would say to us "wait till your Mum gets home"...she was deadly with a slipper, the kid with the hard plastic soles. Even when I was in my twenties and thirties she would say "don't make me get the slipper"...LOL
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I was the disciplinarian in my family too.
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@Stiletto (4597)
17 Apr 07
I was brought up mainly by my elderly grandparents and they had all kinds of sayings most of which require an understanding of Scots dialect to appreciate (or understand what they mean!) so I'd probably just confuse everyone if I put them here. One that my granny used to say all the time though in response to me whining that I wanted something was "I want doesn't get".
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@oisher (6)
• Romania
17 Apr 07
i don`t have a father :( ... my mother grow me up lonley ... pff..
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I never heard "when your father gets home"...my dad was the "nice" one. LOL My mom was the disciplinarian. :) I always heard "when you have kids, you'll see...". LOL and "let's don't and say we did". That one drove me nuts! When I would want to go do something like go to MacDonald's or something and she would think she was all funny saying "let's don't and say we did". :)
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I used to say that to my boys growing up. lets dont and say we did lol
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Oh yeah I remember my mom saying that and I still say it too when my daughter was younger. Another thing my mom used to say when me and my two sisters are in a hurry she would say Hold your horses! we thought what horses and what is she talking about.LOL and now I say that too.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Yep I heard hold your horses tooo. My dad called me grandma moses sometime becasue i was slow lol
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
17 Apr 07
My mom used to say this all of the time. That did stick in my head for a long time. She didn't say it when my real dad was living though. My mom did most of the discipling. When she married my step-dad, is when she started saying it. She would always discipline us and then she would say wait until your dad gets home. that used to burn me up because my dad is in heaven. I have said it to my daughter but only because my husband and I both discipline her. I have never heard of the other saying that you typed.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I'm not sure where the wishes one came from . My mother had both Irish and German parents so maybe its a saying from one of them. Who knows
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have heard that one too. lol My mom had a million sayings and I often catch myself saying them to my children or husband. She would say "Wish in one hand and spit in the other, and see which one gets fuller faster." When I would do something completely hairbrained or make an enormous mess she would shake her head, laugh and say "I should have sold you to the gypsies when I had the chance." haha (oh, and no offense to any gypsies!)
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Lol too funny
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
17 Apr 07
"Beans beans the musical fruit the more you eat the more you toot" - I know not the way the real saying goes but Mom had 3 girls and the other way wasn't 'lady like'... We also got the 'wait until your father gets home' but the really big one was 'if you act like a lady people will treat you like a lady'... It is true and I've tried to teach it to my daughter but also my sons- figuring I would much rather see them with 'ladies' which so far the two who are married managed.
• United States
17 Apr 07
Oh heck yes my mother said that all the time when I was younger my dad would then chase me with his belt but he could never do it god bless the man for loving his kids i dont think hitting is right but siometimes it'l really call for it those little ones ask for it and deserve it.
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@lisado (1230)
• United States
17 Apr 07
My mom never said that, no. lol She didn't wait until Dad got home. However, we generally caught....heck when he got home, as well, but she handled her own disapline of we got out of line on her watch. My mom used to say things like that, as well. lol "Cute as a bug's ear" was another thing she said a lot. I do find myself repeating some of the things that she said to me when I was a kid. They used to drive me nuts when she'd say them but somehow I still find myself repeating them! lol
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I didn't have a father growing up, but my grandparents would say "wait till your mother gets home, then you'll really get it!" So it was mostly my mom. Sure I did things I shouldn't have and I got punished. My grandparents were easy on me but when my mom got home, they all started yelling. Thank, God I'm all grown up. I just wonder when I have kids if I'll be the same way.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
Mine is "God will only help those who help themselves". My mom used to say that all the time. I find myself saying that to others now too!! LOL!! It's so weird that when we're growing up, we keep thinking...ohh...I don't ever want to be like my mom/dad but now that I'm older with my own child, I find myself doing a lot of the stuff my parents used to do/say with me!! LOL!!
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@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I too heard, "Wait till your father gets home" along with "People in he!! want ice water too" and "I'll whip you every step of the way." Surprisingly, I turned out fairly normal yet today we want to take people to social services for 'threatening their children.' I really think we have gone overboard in our mollycoddling of today's children. Just my opinion!
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@KissThis (3008)
• United States
17 Apr 07
my dad had an accident just shortly after I was born so he was a stay at home dad. He didn't make threats he made promises. I will always remember that. "Keep it up, I won't threaten you I promise I will get you!"
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@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
17 Apr 07
Right now I can' remember any of the little quirks I use to hear. But I can tell you that my kids hear..wait til your father gets home.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 07
Didn't there used to be a cartoon entitled 'Wait till your father gets home?' sorry mad moment! Yes I remember that as a child those infamous words that sent chills down your back! My mum used to say those words to me, not that I was naughty, very much ;0) I was never a handful as a child, my mum was responsible for bringing me up anyhow, dad never had much interest in me so it was down to mum to issue out praise and punishment alike.
@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
18 Apr 07
What i could remember very clear is my mother slogan of "sky is the limit for you if you can work hard in your studies."
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I remember that line too - wait till your dad gets home, and also 'go ask your dad' if any of us would ask if we could go to a party. Then Dad would also say 'go ask your mom'. About if wishes were horses ... it's not familiar perhaps because it's an American thing and I am Asian.