I’ve been blogging for almost seven years now (on several different sites). My current website “A Daddy Blog” was established in honor of my baby girl’s arrival in 2008. Today I was looking at some of my old blogs from other sites, and ran across the following.
Looking at the date on the blog post below, and doing a bit of math, I’ve determined my wife had literally just gotten pregnant with our daughter when I wrote this, though we could not have know yet. I wish it had been an ode to the joys of parenting, but…
It instead it was humorous look at some of the thing my parents said when I was a kid. This was written before CBS aired a show I’ve never seen, “$#*! My Dad Says”. I think this stuff resonates because everyone’s parents said… well, “$#*!”.
Here’s my original blog from late 2007:
I was having a nostalgic moment this morning, thinking back to the many wonderful, loving things my parents said to my brother and me over the years. Which then lead me to think about some of the perhaps less wonderful things they said. 😉
I often wonder if I’m going to do or say some of the same things when I become a parent. For those of you who have kids, have you become your parents? What kinds of things did your parents do or say to you? Here are a few quips I remember.
- I distinctly recall my mom saying, “If you break your leg don’t come running to me!”
- And of course whose dad didn’t say, “Close the refrigerator door; do you think I’m made of money?”
- Did your mom do this to you? Mine would spit on the ever present Kleenex wadded in her purse and then wipe dirt off my face with it. I’m pretty sure the dirt was more sanitary.
- Family road-trips were always a joy, “Don’t make me stop this car and come back there!”
- My dad after making me cry, “Stop your blubbering or I’ll give you something to cry about!”
- I was in real trouble when my mom used all three of my given names, “Michael William Joseph!”
- Oh and my favorite, when getting spanked, “This hurts me more than it hurts you.” Right!
- Lastly, my mom would say to my little brother, “If Michael [me] told you to jump off the roof, would you?” The answer to that of course was… well, yes! And he did. 😉
Now don’t get me wrong. I adore my parents [I wrote about my late father here]. I’m just wondering if we’re destined to become them? Hmmm. So… what kinds of things did your parents say to you? Do you ever catch yourself saying something they used to say?