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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


  • 38476

     

    I’ll be upstairs in five minutes to tuck you in and read you a story.
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      November 22, 2020 12:24 PM MST
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  • 5243
    Two wrongs don't make a right. 
      November 22, 2020 12:39 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      What do we say when someone gives us something or does something nice for us?
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      November 22, 2020 1:02 PM MST
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  • 5243
    Do you want a spanking?
      November 22, 2020 1:28 PM MST
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  • 7344
    Which sometimes turns out to be a rhetorical question...
      November 22, 2020 1:29 PM MST
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  • 5243
    Of course it does! 
      November 23, 2020 5:44 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

     Why does everyone in this household  think I’m the unpaid on-call 24/7 taxi driver? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


    [Updated for modern times: taxi Uber or Lyft or Ryde.]
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      November 22, 2020 1:33 PM MST
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  • 5243
    If I have to tell you one more time........
      November 25, 2020 7:27 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Can’t I even have enough privacy to go to the bathroom around this place without  being followed by half the population of Tiny Town?
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      November 25, 2020 7:39 PM MST
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  • 5243
    I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. 
      November 25, 2020 7:44 PM MST
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  • 11207
    Two-and-a-half ...
      November 25, 2020 7:41 PM MST
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  • 5243
    Two-and-three-quarters.....

    :)
      November 25, 2020 7:44 PM MST
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  • 23658
    I don't care who started it, I am going to finish it. 
      November 21, 2020 10:17 AM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Just because everyone else does it doesn’t mean you have to do it too. If they jumped off a bridge . . . 

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      November 21, 2020 12:38 PM MST
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  • 7344
    Eureka! a non-controversial answer whose accuracy I can apprecciate.
      November 22, 2020 1:31 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      (The use of the exclamation point is indication of closing punctuation, therefore, the next word is the beginning of a sentence and as such should be capitalized.)

      November 22, 2020 2:55 PM MST
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  • 7344
    Are you suggesting that I would give an incomplete sentence the dignity of a capitalized beginning?


      November 22, 2020 4:12 PM MST
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  • 38476

      A sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence is a sentence.

    :|

      November 22, 2020 5:31 PM MST
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  • 7344
    What do you have against using semicolons when necessary?
      November 22, 2020 5:53 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      I do not know to what you are referring. 

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      November 22, 2020 5:57 PM MST
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  • 7344
    If you don't know, I can't explain it to you.
      November 22, 2020 7:01 PM MST
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  • 6477
    I'll give you something to cry about.
      November 21, 2020 3:06 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      My house, my rules.
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      November 21, 2020 8:36 PM MST
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  • 33691
    Spare the rod. spoil the child. (I don't believe in this, BTW.)
      November 21, 2020 4:06 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Tell your friends that you have chores to do and homework to finish.
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      November 21, 2020 8:36 PM MST
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