*Money does not grow on trees.
*Don't make that face or it'll freeze in that position.
*If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....
*Always change your underwear; you never know when you'll have an accident.
*Be careful or you'll put your eye out.
*What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
*You have enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes!
*Close that door! Were you born in a barn?
*If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
*Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!
*Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.
*Don't eat those, they will stunt your growth.
*If you don't eat those, you will stunt your growth.
*I hope that when you grow up, you have kids "Just Like you"! (Also known as the "Mother's Curse")
*Because I'm your mother that's why.
*This is why we can't have nice things.
*If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.
*Eat your vegetables, those children in China (Africa, Vietnam) would be happy to have some broccoli to eat!
*If you fall out of that tree and break you leg , don't come running to me.
*"Cheer up, the worst is yet to come." Usually said in advance of grounding.
*Someday your face is going to stick like that.
*Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
*Yes, I *AM* the boss of you.
*Because I said so.
*Just wait till your father gets home.
*No dessert till you clean off your plate.
*I brought you into this world and I can take you OUT !!
*I've got eyes in the back of my head, that's how
*Get that thing out of your mouth! (or nose)
*Just you wait until you have kids of your own - then you'll understand
*You tell that bully to cut it out or you'll tell the teacher...
*I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?!
*Honestly... You'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!
*Honestly, that cardigan looks great on you - the girls had better watch out with you around!
*Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
*Who'll end up walking, bathing and feeding it...?