Enlightening Things My Dad Would Say

My dad is a pretty awesome man.  He has always loved us and sacrificed for his family.  There are many memories that I have of my dad using his sayings that were passed down from his parents.  I thought I would share a few of those sayings with you.  Some of them are wise beyond measure but then there are those others... lol.

  1. I can fix that! (he usually could too)
  2. Don't make me repeat myself
  3. Change the channel (this was before the days of T.V. Remote Controls lol)
  4. I spent a whole year teaching you how to walk and talk and all I have done since is tell you shut up and sit down!
  5. Money doesn't grow on trees.
  6. Do you think I'm made of money?
  7. Do I need to give you an attitude adjustment?
  8. Don't count your chickens before your eggs hatch.
  9. Don't get the cart before the horse.
  10. Do as I say not as I do.
  11. If I say put your head in that fire, then put your head in that fire (this was his way of telling us to trust him even in extreme circumstances)
  12. Don't make me stop this car.
  13. Go to the bathroom now because we aren't stopping along the way.
  14. What were you thinking (as he thumped us on the forehead) My brother has a natural indention on his forehead that he swears he got because of this one. lol.
  15. Think!
  16. If your friends jump off a cliff are you going to jump off a cliff too?
  17. Do you have wax in your ears?
  18. Go ask your mother.
  19. Don't ever sleep with anyone you won't marry.
  20. If guns are outlawed then only outlaws will have guns.
  21. I will hit you so hard you will ring like a greased ten penny nail getting hit with a ball peen hammer.
  22. Can't never did anything!
  23. If at first you don't succeed, try try again!
  24. I'm going to Jacksonville, Florida to catch mud turtles (when asked where are you going?)
  25. I'm going to town to see a man about a dog (his other answer for the above.)
  26. What happens in this house stays in this house (when found my brother was telling the neighbors everything that happened lol. It wasn't bad or shocking stuff just embarrassing lol)
  27. A man is only as good as his word.
  28. We make our own roads!
  29. Children have a nerve that connects their backside (his word was more salty) to their ears.  Sometimes they need their backside warmed to melt the wax in their ears.
  30. Children should be seen and not heard (still hate this one)
  31. What is your problem?
  32. If you don't stop crying I will give you something to cry about.
  33. No use crying over spilled milk.
  34. You would forget your head if it wasn't attached.
  35. Work never hurt anybody.
  36. There is always something to do...go dust those shelves (or pull those weeds as the occasion warranted.)
  37. Go play on the street with a sack over your head (thankfully we always knew he was kidding, this was his way of saying go play)
  38. You better tell me the truth or it will be worse for you.
  39. You make a better door than a window. (Usually when we were in the way of the T.V.)
  40. I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it (reserved for when we were mouthing off)
  41. Don't knock it till you try it!
  42. When I was your age, I had to walk to school in the rain and the snow.
  43. Waste not want not.
  44. Don't talk back to your mother.
  45. Eat your supper, there are starving people in Africa who would love that.
  46. Don't do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily mad.
  47. Control your anger and don't let your anger control you.
  48. No kid of mine is going to be caught lying or stealing. (and they didn't either, we are both honest to a fault we have many times done surprising things to be that way...another story for another post)

Thinking back on some of these has really made me laugh because some them are so very wise and then there are others that are so wrong and yet, my dad always seems to use them at a fitting time.  Only good old dad can find that appropriate circumstance, lol.

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