Things Your Mother Said . . .

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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Most of us have a list of things our mothers said to us when we were kids.  Some of those things came to pass and some didn't.  Here's a short list of the ones I've heard from my mother and the mothers of my childhood friends.

  • Don't go outside without your coat on.  You'll catch your death of cold.  Mom 0 / Kids 1  (Shivered a few times, but no death.)
  • Don't climb that tree you'll fall and break your neck.  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • If you fall out of that tree and break your leg don't come running to me.  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Don't run in the street, you'll get run over!  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Don't go outside with wet hair.  You'll catch pneumonia.  Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Put that BB gun down.  You won't be happy until you shoot somebody's eye out.  (Well, I never shot anybody's eye out, but I was never really happy either.  Just kidding.Mom 0 / Kids 1
  • Don't make that face.  It'll freeze that way.  Mom 0 / Kid 1
  • If all your friends were jumping off a cliff, would you jump off a cliff?  (And bungee jumping was born.  Thanks, Mom) Mom 0 / Kids 1

  • ait till your father gets home.  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (Whew!)
  • You've got enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatos. Mom 0 / Kids 1  (Not a single spud.)
  • When you grow up I hope you have kids just like you.  Mom .5 / Kids .5   (At least they've been entertaining.)
  • Close that door.  Were you born in a barn?  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (Weren't you there?)
  • If you swallow that watermelon seed you'll grow watermelons in your stomach.  Mom 0 / Kids 1   (And I thought I was just fat.)
  • If you keep playing with it, it will fall off!  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (I'm
    not really sure what "it" was, but I'm glad to report that I still have all my parts.
    )
  • Don't ever let me catch you doing that again!  Mom 0 / Kids 1 (Change in venue.)
  • You should go into Real Estate.  I think you would be good at it.  Mom 100 / Kids 0  Thanks, Mom!

                                                

 

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I was thinking mom was off base...until that last one! I do think regardless of where one is raised, "Moms" say the same things...must be a secret book they read from!

May 24, 2011 02:25 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I think you might be right, Gary.  Maybe all moms are given a copy after the delivery.  Thanks for commenting!!

May 24, 2011 02:28 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
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It is interesting that I had the same comments growing up.  Why is that?

 

May 24, 2011 02:29 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Too funny, Tim.  It's Momspeak.  Glad you made it this far.  8-)

May 24, 2011 02:30 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

I remember most of those remarks growing up and the scary thing is I also remember making most of those remarks to my kids when they were growing up!

I never did hear or repeat your last one and the one a little further up about playing with it?????  I'll not go there.

Sue of Robin and Sue

May 24, 2011 03:02 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Too funny, Sue.  The guys on here are thinking it's a book that moms have.  Is that true?  Well, even if your mom didn't encourage you into real estate we're glad you're here! 

May 24, 2011 03:08 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Mike,

I seem to remember most of these.  (I've even used some of them with my kids.)  The only one I don't remember is the last one.  Must have been tuning my mom out at the time.  LOL

Brigita

May 25, 2011 12:57 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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You tuned your mother out, Brigita.  Shame, shame, shame.  8-0)  Ironically, I didn't hear that last one from my mother either.  It came from my mother-in-law.  She was a broker.  Now, she works for me!!!  Thanks for commenting!!

May 25, 2011 01:00 AM #8
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Cindy Logan
Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors - Huntington Beach, CA

As a Mom, I resemble those remarks!  One of my friends posted up recently:  Definitions:  Sweater:  Something you have to put on when your mom is cold.

May 25, 2011 04:31 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Cindy, that sweater definition sounds like my wife.  She's freezing in July. 

May 25, 2011 06:01 AM #10
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