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5.12.2015

8 Sayings That Will Actually Have My Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

Hey.

Hey!


I use "hey" to get the kids attention. There is something about that word, when said j-u-s-t right will not only get my kids' attention but also their future selves' attention.

It drives me nuts when the kids use it though.

It's my word for them when they aren't paying attention, not for them to use whenever.

When they say "hey," my response is, "hay is for horses."

I got it from my mom who got it from her dad.

It was no surprise when my mother-in-law told me that the little one told her that "hay is for horses," when grandma said hey to her. It was also no surprise when my mother-in-law called, laughing, to tell me she used it on someone else. 

It is one of the things my mom said to me that stuck.

Some other priceless gems from my mother:

My Mother's Wisdom

I started to make a list of the things I say to my kids that I hope they'll remember fondly. Even better if they use them with their kids and think of me.

1. I have to include this one - hay is for horses.

Hay is for Horses | 8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

2. Are you practicing kindness? I started to say this when I realized that I needed to be a kinder person.

Are You Practicing Kindness? | 8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

3. I totally stole this from Doctor Who and it works! Try it! Fingers on lips.

Fingers on Lips | 8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

4. I have no idea why I started to say this but, I did and the answer is almost always no. Sometimes it's yes when one of the kids thinks that they are right and I'm wrong.

Is this an example of good behavior? | 8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

5. As a good Catholic, what can I say, it is the perfect thing to say when you want something to be done.

Offer it up to the poor souls in purgatory. | 8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

6. Stupid people are boring.

One night I was hanging out with my sisters, watching the Twilight Zone, and my oldest sister kept complaining about the Doctor Who commercials and insisted that the show was so b-o-r-i-n-g! 

My sister is the smartest person I will ever know, her saying something was boring that I liked bugged me so much.

Only stupid people get bored and you are not stupid. | 8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead


My son started to complain that he was bored and he wanted to go home. After the umtenth time I said, "Only stupid people get bored and you are not stupid." 

Neither said it for the rest of the night.


7. I really believe that you can get through anything when you remember that there will be another moment that is better than the one you are in right now.

This is one moment, just one of many. |  8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

8. I tell both kids that they are my favorite and that it's a secret.

My hope is that at my funeral, they will confided in each other that they were my favorite and have a good laugh.

You are my favorite. |  8 Sayings That Will Actually Have my Kids Laughing When I'm Dead

What words of wisdom were you told as a kid or tell your children?

Thank you

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