Today's featured book:
My take on the book:
Anyone who has been a mom or intends to be in the future will truly appreciate the honesty and wit of Annie Oeth as she portrays her life as a widowed mom to her four children. She expounds on the ups and downs of daily life raising and managing a household of four kids that she truly loves, respects and wants the very best for. She is not afraid to write about both her successes and failures as a mom and how her great sense of humour and her faith played such an integral role along her mothering journey. You will find yourself identifying with her as she cites events and happenings in her family that you can totally understand because you are have been through the exact same thing. This book is both inspirational and humorous . It is an open and honest confession of a mom that tells it like it is....the good, the bad and the ugly of raising her kids. You will enjoy the read I am sure.
About the author:
Working as a features editor, being a solo mom to four and keeping a collection of cats plus one dog -- it's all part of Annie Oeth's day, all day, every day. "Because I Said So: Life in The Mom Zone" from Sartoris Literary Group,gives you a big slice of laughter and love with a few tears along the way, all written from Annie's world.
A lifelong Mississippian, Annie Oeth is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and Kaplan University who counts life as the best educator of all.
Mom-isms - sure to bring a smile to your face.
source: www.corsinet.com-Brain Candy
|A little "birdy" told me!|
All I do is follow you around, picking up after you like some maid.
Am I talking to a brick wall?
Are you deaf or something?
Are you lying to me?
As long as you live under my roof, you'll do as I say.
Beds are NOT made for jumping on.
Call me when you get there, just so I know you're okay.
Close the door! You don't live in a barn.
Did you brush your teeth?
Did you comb your hair?
Do as I say, not as I do.
Do you think I'm made of money?
Do you think your socks are going to pick themselves up?
Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back.
Don't eat that, you'll get worms!
Don't go out with a wet head, you'll catch cold.
Don't make me get up!
Don't pick that scab, it'll get infected.
Don't pick your nose in public.
Don't run in the house.
Don't sit too close to the television, it'll ruin your eyes.
Don't talk with your mouth full!
Don't walk away when I'm talking to you!
Eat your vegetables, they're good for you.
Enough is enough!
Go play outside! It's a beautiful day!
Going to a party? Leave a phone number in case I need to call.
Going to a party? Who's going to be there?
Going to a party? Will the parents be home?
How do you know you don't like it if you haven't tasted it?
I brought you into this world, and I can take you right back out!
I can't believe you can sleep in this filth!
I didn't ask who put it there, I said "Pick it up!"
I don't care what "everyone" is doing. I care what YOU are doing!
I don't have to explain myself. I said no.
I hope someday you have children just like you.
I just want what's best for you.
I will always love you - no matter what.
If God had wanted you to have holes in your ears (eyebrows, tongue, etc.) He would have put them there!
If it were a snake, it would have bitten you.
If wishes were horses...
If you could stay out last night, you can get up this morning.
If you don't do it NOW, then when are you going to do it?
If you stick your tongue out again it will fall off.
If you're too sick to go to school, you're too sick to play outside.
I'm doing this for your own good.
I'm going to skin you alive!
I'm not going to ask you again.
I'm not your cleaning lady!
I'm not your waitress!
Isn't it past your bedtime?
It's not that I don't trust you, it's that I don't trust everyone else.
Life isn't fair.
Look at me when I'm talking to you.
Money does NOT grow on trees.
No child of MINE would do something like that.
Nobody asked you.
Over my dead body!
Pick that up before somebody trips on it and breaks their neck!
Pick up your feet.
Put that down! You don't know where it's been!
Say that again and I'll wash your mouth out with soap.
Shut the door! I'm not heating (air conditioning) the entire neighborhood!
Shut your mouth and eat.
So it's raining? You're not sugar -- you won't melt.
So what if Bob's mom let him do it? If Bob's mom let him jump off the Empire State Building, would you want me to let you do it too?
Someone is going to end up crying.
There's enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes!
This hurts me more than it hurts you.
Turn that racket (music) down!
Watch your mouth!
Well, I haven't figured out how to cook "cold" yet.
Well, people in Hell want ice water too!
What did I say the FIRST time?
What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
What part of NO don't you understand?
When I was a little girl...
When I was young we had respect for our elders, now look at the world!
When I was your age, I had to walk ten miles through the snow, uphill, by myself, to go to school.
When will you be back?
When you have your own house then you can make the rules!
Where do YOU think you're going?
Who died and left you boss?
Who do you think you're talking to?
Who taught you THAT? You didn't learn that in this house!
Wipe your feet!
You can't find it? Well, I can't find it for you - I didn't wear it!
You can't find it? Well, I can't find it for you - I'm not the maid!
You can't find it? Well, if you'd put things where they belonged, you wouldn't have this problem.
You can't find it? Well, where did you leave it last?
You can't start the day on an empty stomach.
You don't always get what you want. It's a hard lesson, but you might as well learn it now.
You have an answer for everything, don't you?
You kids are trying to drive me crazy!
You must think rules are made to be broken.
You won't be happy until you break that, will you?
You'll understand when you're older.
|A little soap & water never killed anybody.|
Always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.
Answer me when I ask you a question!
Are you going out dressed like that?
Are your hands broken? Pick it up yourself! I'm not your maid!
Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
Clean up after yourself!
Cupcakes are NOT a breakfast food!
Did you clean your room?
Did you flush?
Do you live to annoy me?
Do you think this is a hotel? You can't just come here only to sleep.
Don't ask me WHY. The answer is NO.
Don't cross your eyes or they'll freeze that way.
Don't EVER let me catch you doing that again!
Don't make me come in there!
Don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been.
Don't run with a lollipop in your mouth.
Don't stay up too late!
Don't use that tone with me!
Don't you have anything better to do?
Go ask your father.
Go to your room and think about what you did!
How can you have nothing to wear? Your closet is FULL of clothes!
How many times do I have to tell you?
I can always tell when you're lying.
I can't believe you did that!
I don't buy snacks to feed the neighborhood!
I don't care who started it, I said stop!
I don't care who started it, YOU stop it!
I don't know is NOT an answer.
I hope you don't kiss me with that mouth!
I said CLOSE the door, I did not say SLAM it.
I would have never talked to MY mother like that!
If I catch you doing that one more time, I'll...
If I want your opinion I'll ask for it!
If I've told you once ... I've told you a thousand times.
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
If you don't clean your plate, you won't get any dessert.
If you don't stop crying, I am going to give you something to cry about!
If you're too full to finish your dinner, you're too full for dessert.
I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one.
I'm going to give you until the count of three...
I'm not always going to be around to do these things for you.
I'm not running a taxi service.
I'm not your maid!
Is your homework finished?
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
I've had it up to here with you.
Leave your sister (brother) alone!
Little pitchers have big ears.
Look at this room! It looks like a pigsty!
Never try on anyone else's glasses or you'll go blind.
No, I don't know where your socks are, its not my day to watch them!
Now, come back downstairs and go back up WITHOUT stomping your feet!
Now, say you're sorry...and MEAN it!
Running away? Don't let the door hit you in the rear.
Running away? I'll help you pack.
Running away? Is that a threat or a promise?
Some day you will thank me for this. SMACK!!!
Someday your face will freeze like that
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Think of those poor starving children in India... (or China, or Africa.)
Turn off that light. Do you think we own the electric company?
Watch your language!
Well, people in Hades want ice water, but do you see me with a PITCHER?
Were you born in a barn? Close the door -- and DON'T slam it!
What do you think, money grows on trees?
What kind of a grade is that? You could do much better!
When did your last slave die?
When I was your age...
When you have kids of your own you'll understand.
Where are you going?
Who are you going with? Do I know them?
Who do you think you are?
Who said life was going to be easy?
Why? Because I SAID so, that's why!
You are getting on my last nerve.
You can go out to play...after you brush your teeth and comb your hair.
You can go out to play...after you pick up your room.
You can go out to play...after you've done your homework.
You can't judge a book by its cover.
You could grow potatoes in those ears!
You could have called.
You had better wipe that smile off your face before I do it for you.
You just ate an hour ago!
You made your bed, now lie in it.
You should have that phone surgically implanted in your ear.
You WILL eat it, and you WILL like it!
You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your shoulders!
You will ALWAYS be my baby.
You're going to put your eye out with that thing!
Your father is going to hear about this when HE gets home!
You're the oldest. You should know better