Although we refused to acknowledge it then, those catchphrases our mothers used are actually worth listening to. So here’s our tribute to the top wisecrack mum-isms.
- “If you’re in their bubble, you’re in their trouble” is a kid-friendlier way of saying, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll show you your future.” (Another variation of this is the saying, “Lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas – not very fair to our four-legged friends, though!”)
- “If they’re gossiping to you, they’re gossiping about you.”
- “A problem shared is a problem halved.”
- “Is your glass half empty, or half full?”
- “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”
- “All good things come to those who wait.”
- “You reap what you sow.”
- “You’ve made your bed, and now you have to lie in it” – which is another way of saying, “You’ve got to take responsibility for your actions.”
Go-to golden rules like these have stood the test of time. Maybe we should share a few good’uns with our little ones on a regular basis; such quick ways to catch important life lessons. What are your squad sayings? We’d love to hear from you!