When I was a kid my dad had a few sayings that I've passed on to my kids. My dad's most prominent one when we would say we didn't want to do something was: You don't have to want to, you just have to. I've shortened it to: You don't have to want to. Anyone else have any sayings their parents used that they've used with their children?
Estava pensando de algo além de palavrões mas obrigado por compartilhar mesmo assim.
Mine would tell me I had shit for brains...in latin. I use it, but tell people it means "food for thought"
But in the spirit of this thread - we have a million little idioms. "Don't spit in the well. You might be the next to drink from it." and my favorite, when asking where the toilet is (man to man) - "Where are your horses?"
Most of them are to horrible to repeat. One's good: Never let your schooling get in the way of your education.
"Never let your schooling get in the way of your education."
I like that one
"An unasked question is always a 'NO'."--my mother
"Use your head for something besides a hat rack." --my dad
"When someone compliments you, say, 'Thank You,' and don't act like it's not true." --my mother
"Don't slouch. Keep your shoulders straight." --my dad
To name a few...
Gotta tell ya, my wife and I won't be using that first one. We've learned to appreciate unasked questions. They're so rare.
My 7-year-old daughter is pretty much a constant barrage of questions -- can we do this?, can we do that?, what're we doing next?, where are we going tomorrow?, do we have to take a nap?, what are we doing after nap? ... and on, and on, and on. She's always thinking ahead ... which isn't a bad thing ... but we've had to say "no more questions" quite a few times.
My Dad's most classic gem.
"We follow the Golden Rule. He who makes the GOLD makes the RULES". Yes, my Dad is awesome.
My great grandfather once told my mother and aunt they looked like a "couple of streels" for not being dressed as appropriately as he thought they should. My great grandfather was only a couple generations from newfoundlanders who still spoke Irish as a first language and therefore still used a few of the old sayings (I found out years later that streel (not sure of how to spell it) means "unkempt woman" in Gaelic). Never used it myself, but I can see keeping it for when the need arises.
that's so fucked up lmao
Rub some dirt on it
Walk it off
That'll put hair on your chest
Cause it builds character
My father: Noting to it but to do it.
My Mother: Before you are married do three things with your proposed mate.
1. Sleep with them – to see if you are compatible.
2. Live with them – to see if you can deal with where they put their tooth bush at the sink and how they live at home.
3. See them drunk – that is the real person you are marrying, after a few years and the shine of marriage has worn off a bit that is who you will have to deal with.
I don't have any children (mainly because the mother's curse worked on me), but if I did:
Dad: I brought you in this world, I can take you out.