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What are some idiomatic expressions or adages or phrases involving parenting/the raising of children?



[For each person who answers without repeating an entry already shown in this thread, I will reply with a new expression or phrase that also fits the bill.]
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Posted - November 21

Responses


  • 1741
    You just wait till you have kids.
    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at November 22, 2020 1:32 PM MST
      November 21, 2020 9:01 AM MST
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  • 38406

     

     (tilltil)

      November 21, 2020 9:11 AM MST
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  • 7346
    Doesn't procreation involve a certain amount of till(ing)?
      November 22, 2020 1:34 PM MST
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  • 38406

     

      I’m calling the police. The Vice Squad specifically. Grrrrrrr.
    :|

      November 22, 2020 2:46 PM MST
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  • 38406

     

      Go ask your mother.
    ~

      November 21, 2020 9:12 AM MST
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  • 8348
    Because I said so, that's why. This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at November 21, 2020 4:16 PM MST
      November 21, 2020 9:19 AM MST
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  • 38406

     

      When I was your age . . . 

    ~

      November 21, 2020 9:29 AM MST
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  • 1741
    I had to walk five miles barefoot in the snow to get to school This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at November 21, 2020 4:05 PM MST
      November 21, 2020 9:35 AM MST
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     (Said to one’s spouse and referring to a child) He/She takes after you!
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      November 21, 2020 9:38 AM MST
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  • 23627
    Up hill both ways. :)
      November 21, 2020 10:18 AM MST
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  • 1741
    Yes! Yes!..Oui! Oh I!
      November 23, 2020 5:46 PM MST
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  • 5220
    Ask your mother/father. 
      November 21, 2020 9:40 AM MST
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      That’s already been used. 

    ___

      November 21, 2020 12:37 PM MST
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  • 5220
    I didn't see that. 

    Just wait until your father gets home.

      November 21, 2020 4:15 PM MST
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  • 38406

     

      You’ll spoil your dinner.
    ~

      November 21, 2020 8:35 PM MST
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  • 5220
    I'm going to count to three. 
      November 21, 2020 8:39 PM MST
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  • 38406

     

      You are special, you are wonderful, you are beautiful, you are loved.
    ~

      November 21, 2020 8:50 PM MST
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  • 5220
    Nice one.

    Children live what they learn  learn what they live.  This post was edited by SavvyAnsley at November 21, 2020 9:09 PM MST
      November 21, 2020 8:57 PM MST
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  • 38406

     

    Mama and Daddy aren’t hurting each other, we just like to wrestle when we get in bed, that’s all. Now what’s the rule in this house about knocking on closed doors and WAITING for permission to enter?

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      November 21, 2020 9:05 PM MST
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  • 5220
    Say that again and I'll wash your mouth out with soap. 
      November 21, 2020 9:09 PM MST
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  • 38406

     

    Share your toys with the other children.

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      November 21, 2020 9:14 PM MST
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  • 5220
    Don't put that in your mouth!!
      November 21, 2020 9:18 PM MST
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    Just one more bite, then you may go play.

    ~

      November 21, 2020 9:50 PM MST
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  • 5220
    You're grounded.
      November 22, 2020 12:16 PM MST
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