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Lynda Loveland: Momisms

Posted March 20, 2013

Lynda Loveland

Do you find yourself saying one thing to your child, but you mean something entirely different?

One thing I’ve been throwing out there a lot lately is “we’ll see.” As in, “Mommy can I have a sleepover with so and so? We’ll see.”

It’s kind of a cross between not having time to deal with it right then and avoiding the topic all together because you don’t want them to do it, but you don’t really have a good reason.

Another one, “Wow, that’s great sweetie!” Translated that means I’m not really paying attention, but you sound excited, so I will too.

And I have to admit, sometimes when the kids ask me to do something, I’ll tell them to go ask their dad. Why? Because I’m tired of being the bad guy!

Do you have a momism of your own?

Lynda is the mom of three kids and co-host of 101.5 WRAL-FM's The Mix Morning Show. Find her here on Thursdays. Click here to see her on Facebook.


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  • kittiboo Mar 21, 2013

    Killian, my daughter is only 5, and I still use similar momisms to yours! She now knows to say, "Mommy, you're being sartastic (sarcastic) aren't you?"

  • LRB Mar 21, 2013

    I use "we'll see" all the time! I'm usually hoping they'll forget about what they were asking for.

  • Killian Mar 21, 2013

    Ooooh yeah. Lessee...

    "Have you lost your mind?"
    "You're kidding, right?"
    "Have you mentioned this to your Dad?"
    "Please do not make me kill you today."
    "Do you need to make my life difficult?"
    "Uh huh...let me know when you've reached the logic part of this one."

    NOTE FOR THE HUMOR IMPAIRED: My kids are all college/grad school aged and have a wicked sense of humor, like me. They can handle the humor above; I do not in any way advocate being a smart aleck to little kids.

  • jwstevens04 Mar 21, 2013

    Unfortunately, I have to use the "I was not created to be your maid" rooms is a nightmare. :) But I'm sure I was the same way at that age.

  • ncst8mpa Mar 21, 2013

    That's easy. "Because I said so."

  • NCishome Mar 21, 2013

    Mom would tell me "wait until you grow up and then I will tell you". Wish I had kept a list because I sure would like to know all those answers.