One thing they ask each nominated mother to come up with for the gala is their parenting catch phrase. Of course, it's supposed to be something sweet and wonderful, my good friend's is "I love you," but how come I can only come up with these:
"Go to your room."
"Because I said so."
"You did WHAT?"
"Suck it up."
"Do as I say, not as I do."
"You'll shoot your eye out."
I've got to come up with something better than these.
Of course you know I'm kidding. My mom's would have been "Say a little prayer." My dad's is "Act as if." To explain this one, it means if you don't really feel the way you should about something, act as if you do.
My kids came up with the ideas above while we were in the car today. It was pretty funny to hear them come up with all of these obnoxious things that parents say. Those listed are only a few of them.
This is just a fun thing to think about.