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Let’s be honest… We’ve all heard a few of these “Momisms” growing up, then we started using them when we became parents.

The Illogical:

  • Don’t look at me with those eyes.
  • If you keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way.
  • If you want to act like a child, I’ll treat you like one.
  • Quiet down, I can’t even hear myself think.
  • One day you’ll thank me.
  • Children are to be seen, not heard.
  • Because I said so, that’s why!

The Logical:

  • As long as you’re under my roof, you live by my rules.
  • G-d gave you a brain, use it.
  • Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

The Sarcastic:

  • Are your legs broken?
  • If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
  • Oh, Jen’s mom lets her do (such and such)? Then go live with Jen’s mom… I’ll help you pack.
  • Shut the door, were you born in a barn?
  • Your room looks like a cyclone ran through it.
  • Talking to you is like talking to a brick wall.
  • Let’s play the quiet game.
  • Someone better be bleeding.
  • Where are your manners — were you raised by wolves?

The Threatening:

  • I’m not asking, I’m telling.
  • When you have kids, I hope they’re just like you.
  • Don’t you use that tone with me Mister/Missy.
  • Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.
  • You better wipe that look off your face.
  • Don’t make me: tell you again/come back there/turn this car around

What’s your favorite “Momism”?