This is a nice prompt and perfect for Mother’s Day weekend.
I remember in Puerto Rico my mother would have phrases that sometimes didn’t make any sense; however, they were powerful. Funny thing at the I didn’t understand it until I started using it on my kids. My mother has to deal with six kids, she uses those phrases to keep us in shape. She would say “don’t make me get up”, that was the warning.
Also, my mother uses the famous chancla (flip flops). She would throw that chancla to us and never miss. She was an expert.
-A few of her phrases I still remember:
-I’m telling you for your own good
-Put on some VapoRub
-When you have your own children, you will remember me.
-I don’t care about the rest; I care about you.
-My house is not a hotel or a restaurant
-While you live in this house…
-When I give you permission?
-This hurts me more than it hurts you
-And if your friend throws themselves out of the window so, would you?
-Because I said so!
Funny phrases coming from this Puerto Rican family. I miss you, mami.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.