12+ People Share the Their Moms’ Classic Catchphrases


Every mom is full of catchphrases. My mom has several, including “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” and “that’s all the news that’s fit to print!”

You know your mom has them, too. Don’t try to deny it!

In this AskReddit article, people shared the catchphrases that their mom uses on a regular basis.

Oh, Mom!

1. And they’re off…

“When leaving somewhere “Off like a herd of turtles”.

2. Listen up

“Listen to me now and believe me later.”

3. There it is

“If it was a snake it would’ve bit you!

When I was looking for something in plain sight.”

4. Good advice

“My mom’s always been an avid gardener and whenever I felt down growing up she’d always say “Water the flowers, not the weeds.”

5. Dads like this one, too

“Let’s blow this popsicle stand” when wanting to leave.”

6. Then you’ll realize…

“When I die, then you’ll realize” or “When you have kids, then you’ll realize.”

7. In retrospect…

“She would say “God bless America!” as an expletive. Scary at the time, hilarious in retrospect.”

8. A Mom classic

“Every time we went on vacation when we started complaining she would yell “We are making MEMORIES.”

9. LOL

“Are your ears painted on!?” – any time I wasn’t listening.”

10. I remember this one

“You’re probably just tired.” was her answer to almost anything (“why does my head hurt?”, “why does my stomach hurt?”, “why am I so sad?”, “I can’t figure out this question in my homework, can you help me?”).

Thing is, she was probably almost always right.”

11. Filth!

“I’m tired of living in filth!”

She would say this every week while she was “cleaning.” By “cleaning” I mean that she rearranged the entire house to the point that no one could find anything. Also: the house was rarely ever dirty.”

12. You ain’t broke

“Are you bleeding? Are you broken? Are you dead? You’re fine.”

13. Thanks Mom

“Every time I left the house, my mother would say in a kind of sing-song, upbeat voice, “Don’t speak to any strange men.”

14. Get over it

“Will this matter in 5 years, no? Get over it.”

15. She was right

“Only boring people are bored. “

It was a perfect mix of inspiration/leave me tf alone anytime we bothered her.”