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AngloCatholicGirl
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My friend's young children were watching Star Wars, at the end of the movie the sister said to her brother (who was about 4 years old at the time): 'may the force be with you'

To which he most solemnly replied: 'and also with you'

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In the fifties, when women often wore fox furs with the head and claws still attached, my little sister pointed at one and said, Ooh look, Mum! Is that lady's dog tired?

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Taking a ride somewhere with Dad, probably to a piano lesson. We go by a new cemetery, with a large advertising sign.

Me: Does "non-sectarian" mean you can bury men AND women in there? [Dad guffaws]

Me: What about "perpetual care"? They take cats and dogs too"? [larger guffaw]

I never did find out anything.
[Disappointed]

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quote:
Originally posted by Marama:
Daughter (then aged about 4) always wanted the last word in any discussion.

Me: "You are the most argumentative girl in the world"
Daughter (quick as a flash): "How do you know?"

She is now a lawyer!

My mother and my aunt: aunt was being picky.

Mum: Aren't you argumentative?
Aunt: No I'm not!

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quote:
Originally posted by Beethoven:
How to make your mum feel loved, in one short conversation... This happened a few years ago now; Op 1 must have been 4 or 5.

Op1: Mummy, I know who I want to be my new mummy when you die.
Me: Really darling? And who's that then?
Op1: *named 16-year-old babysitter*
Me: [Ultra confused]

Mr. Cliffdweller and I were leading a couple's Bible study. We were meeting in the downstairs living room of a condo while the kids were playing upstairs in a loft bedroom that looked out over the living room. During a lull in the conversation we clearly heard DaughterCliffdweller giving play instructions to the younger kidletts: "let's pretend our parents are dead..."

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Sir Kevin
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/Pedant alert

quote:
Originally posted by Jenn.:

son: Who's computer then???????

As in the late Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who" or do you mean 'whose'?

/end pedant alert.

Our daughter used to always claim that she originated the phrase "If you never go, you'll never know!" However, looking back to her grammar school days, she may have gotten it from a television advert!

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quote:
Originally posted by AngloCatholicGirl:
My friend's young children were watching Star Wars, at the end of the movie the sister said to her brother (who was about 4 years old at the time): 'may the force be with you'

To which he most solemnly replied: 'and also with you'

[Overused]

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From a young friend of mine:

"If you don't ask questions, you don't learn anything..."

(pause)

"...it's brilliant."

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The Machine Elf

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quote:
Originally posted by Sparrow:
quote:
Originally posted by Marama:
Daughter (then aged about 4) always wanted the last word in any discussion.

Me: "You are the most argumentative girl in the world"
Daughter (quick as a flash): "How do you know?"

She is now a lawyer!

My mother and my aunt: aunt was being picky.

Mum: Aren't you argumentative?
Aunt: No I'm not!

That's not an argument, it's just contradiction.

My brother used to call 'hospital' 'eggbottle', which made sense to him as it was where mum when when (pr)eggers.

He's just won an award for his poetry.

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not family, but one I remember very well from my teenage days. I was visiting a school friend at her home, when she got in an argument with her mother about us wanting to do something or other. Her mother told her she would be allowed to do X once she showed a greater level of maturity. my friend's response, "I AM mature! I am I am I AM!" Stomp stomp stomp slam door.

I laughed so hard I fell off the couch. then the mom drove me home.

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quote:
Originally posted by Silver Swan:
In the fifties, when women often wore fox furs with the head and claws still attached, my little sister pointed at one and said, Ooh look, Mum! Is that lady's dog tired?

I remember those fox furs! I was always fascinated with the way the mouths clamped on. A friend (about my age) always called them 'poochies'.

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On safari in Africa with husband, sons and a bird watching guide

No.2 Son: Look Mum, there's a Corey's Bastard.

Me: Bustard, son, Bustard.

No.2 Son: Well he looks like a real bastard to me.

(Family helpless with laughter for a long time...)

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
<snip>
This moment passed into family lore, my brother even quoting it at dad's funeral.

My mum did make wonderful apple pie.

Well, it's not a verbal quote, but once after my mom failed horribly at making bread, and it came out of the oven hard as a brick (well, almost), my dad nailed it to a tree outside for birds to enjoy. (He's always had a special fondness for birds.)

Mom took it in great humor and still laughs about it to this day! Maybe I get my ability to laugh at myself from her.


I do have quite a few good quotes from both grandmothers, though. Let me start with one from my paternal grandmother, who used to mix up similar words.

She was telling about when she was seated on a flight next to then- Michigan Gov. George Romney's niece.* She was telling about the lovely conversation she had with the woman, and remarked, "She's a Moron, just like her uncle!"


*If I'm misremembering this and it was some other relation, it makes no real difference to this quote.

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quote:
Originally posted by churchgeek:


*If I'm misremembering this and it was some other relation, it makes no real difference to this quote.

Indeed, my great-aunt was famous for
quote:

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

And she had a lot of "good stories" about crossing the Plains in a covered wagon in the 1850s as a girl of 16 that clearly fell in that category.
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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
Stomp stomp stomp slam door.

When I was an (utterly charming and tragically misunderstood) adolescent, my family nickname was "Stomp!Stomp!Stomp!Slam!"

Ah, memories . . . [Hot and Hormonal]

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Not family, but a 'treasure' without whom the house would have become a midden:

Meg: My niece come over last night, you know, the one with the dad that's gone all sea-lion. [Killing me]

Visions of stout worthy flapping flippers being thrown fish.

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My parents, living in the sticks and without a babysitter, were forced to take me along, as a small but very well-behaved child, to a performance of 'Billy Liar' at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

In a quiet passage, cue small voice from the stalls -

'Mummy, what's a virgin?

Mrs. S, red-faced even more than 50 years later [Hot and Hormonal]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Intrepid Mrs S:
My parents, living in the sticks and without a babysitter, were forced to take me along, as a small but very well-behaved child, to a performance of 'Billy Liar' at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

In a quiet passage, cue small voice from the stalls -

'Mummy, what's a virgin?

Mrs. S, red-faced even more than 50 years later [Hot and Hormonal]

Not exactly a family quote except in the broader sense of "church family", but this reminded me of an advent breakfast we held at church for young children. As part of the festivities, the kiddies, averaging about 3-7 years of age, dressed in all their pretty Christmas finery, gathered around a woman from the church who was famed for her storytelling skills. She proceeded with a very enthusiastic and heartfelt retelling of the Christmas story. In which, wanting them to understand why the virgin birth was miraculous, proceeded to detail how this was a departure from the norm-- by explaining in unexpected detail precisely what the normal process of conception entails. Lots and lots of wide eyes on that one.

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I think I posted about this a while ago, but it bears inclusion here - again, church family rather than genealogical family.

Our curate's wife was very keen to have their daughter show off her (then) nascent oral skills:

CW: What does the dog say?
CD: Woof.
CW: What does the cat say?
CD: Meow.
CW: What does the cow say?
CD: Moo.
CW: What does Daddy say?
CD: Mass.

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My children were watching rubbishy Saturday morning cartoons on TV, including Angela Anaconda. It was an episode in which AA had to make a Greek diorama as a school project. The plot involved the Augean stables and the word "scatological" was used. My children asked what "scatological" meant and I told them.

At church the next morning, the minister was in mid sermon when he used the word "eschatological"

The whole church heard my small daughter exclaim "Mummy! MUMMY! He's talking about POO!"

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cliffdweller
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quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
I think I posted about this a while ago, but it bears inclusion here - again, church family rather than genealogical family.

Our curate's wife was very keen to have their daughter show off her (then) nascent oral skills:

CW: What does the dog say?
CD: Woof.
CW: What does the cat say?
CD: Meow.
CW: What does the cow say?
CD: Moo.
CW: What does Daddy say?
CD: Mass.

I thought this story would end with
what does the fox say?

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Oh, there are so many,but one I was reminded of this morning, was E, aged about 3, helping me go through the laundry and handing me a bra, saying

"Mummy, here are your nipple pants."

I.nearly.died.

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I brought little daughter home from kindergarten at lunchtime and sat her at the dining table to eat lunch. While she was doing this I went outside to bring the washing in from the clotheses line. On my return I was puzzled to see her cutting at a saucer of sugar with a knife. Amazing answer to my 'why' question: the school nurse had been to talk to the children about looking after their teeth and young miss took the instruction to 'cut down on sugar' quite literally.

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This one really has become part of our family language. Sometimes we get it reversed, but that makes us laugh all the more.
Traveling in car. Son1 excitedly says, "Look- a deer right over there!"
Son2 says "Gee, if we hadn't noticed it, we wouldn't have seen it."

You can't imagine how handy that phrase is.

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cliffdweller
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quote:
Originally posted by birdie:
Oh, there are so many,but one I was reminded of this morning, was E, aged about 3, helping me go through the laundry and handing me a bra, saying

"Mummy, here are your nipple pants."

I.nearly.died.

E is brilliant.
[Yipee]

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quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
I think I posted about this a while ago, but it bears inclusion here - again, church family rather than genealogical family.

Our curate's wife was very keen to have their daughter show off her (then) nascent oral skills:

CW: What does the dog say?
CD: Woof.
CW: What does the cat say?
CD: Meow.
CW: What does the cow say?
CD: Moo.
CW: What does Daddy say?
CD: Mass.

I went with this routine with my son aged three, ending with:

What does Mommy say?
Answer: "I love you." [Axe murder]

I tried again at age ten, which was pressing my luck: [Devil]

What does Mommy say?
Answer: "Life is hard, suck it up!"

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quote:
Originally posted by Lamb Chopped:
I went with this routine with my son aged three, ending with:

What does Mommy say?
Answer: "I love you." [Axe murder]

I tried again at age ten, which was pressing my luck: [Devil]

What does Mommy say?
Answer: "Life is hard, suck it up!"

Reminds me of a conversation with Nenlet2 when he was perhaps about three years old.

Me: I love you, *name*

Nenlet2: Yes. Daddy luff me too.

Me: ... Yes.... That's right...

Nen - raiser of - hopefully - emotionally secure children... [Paranoid]

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Overhead this from an eight year old talking to his Dad:

"Dad - is it true that people in France drive on the right hand side of the road?"

"Yes, they do."

"That's daft - why aren't they like us and drive on both sides?"

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Daughter to daddy, 'will you love me til the bluebells ring?'
Older sister, quick a flash, 'I'll love you til the church bells ring, and that's Sunday.'

She was only about 9.
This was the same kid who wrote an essay about 'eggward the professor' with almost total lack of understanding, and and watched 'childrenscrojams' on TV.

Don't ask me what was going on in her head...

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I love reading this thread! (Wiping tears from eyes.)

I think I may have shared this little story once before, but here it is again.

Daughter-Unit was a bit of a drama queen when she was very young. We were on our way to church one Sunday morning, and she discovered she had left something at home. She asked for me to turn around so she could get it, and since we had already traveled eight miles, we were almost to our destination, and I needed to be at w*rk, I said that we wouldn't go home. She crossed her little arms, forced tears from her eyes and started saying how much she hated herself and had the normal speech occurred, she would have mentioned that she wished she was dead. But that's not what came out of her mouth that time.

"I hate myself. I wish I was stupid."

She had her head down while saying this and looked up at my face sideways to see if I had noticed. We both cracked up and that's the last time she ever used that little drama scene.

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Years ago, my mother, who lives in upstate New York, had recently begun working as a home health nurse and had found herself assigned to mostly male clients. In a effort to have some handy conversaion starters, she started listening to sports talk radio in the car on the way between stops. At this time, Doug Flutie was playing for the Buffalo Bills and had suffered a groin injury which had all the sports guys in a tizzy. We were out to lunch one day when mother, out of the blue, announces, "and I'm so stinking sick of Doug Flutie's groin!", in a very loud voice. To this day, any piece of minor news that is re-hashed to death in the media is referred to by my family as Doug Flutie's Groin. Outsiders don't understand [Hot and Hormonal]

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Last year my grandson, then aged three was coming with me to collect a kitten that I was buying. When we arrived the we were told that he had decided to sell to someone else instead

All the way home my grandson after spending a few miles saying variations of how much he missed the kitten and needed the kitten suddenly came out with "That man lied, he should be made to go to the Jeremy Kyle"

(We did find another kitten shortly after)

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My ex-husband's grandmother was a strict teetotaller. Nothing alcoholic ever passed her lips.

At some time in her early 80s she fainted. When she came around, her DIL gave her some brandy.

Nana's exclamation after one sip was, "You watered that down!"

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We were visiting my step-daughter to see the new addition to the family:

No 1 son: Maybe she'll grow into her face when she's older?

Step-daughter cracked-up, thank goodness!

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quote:
Originally posted by Lamb Chopped:
I went with this routine with my son aged three, ending with:

What does Mommy say?
Answer: "I love you." [Axe murder]

I tried again at age ten, which was pressing my luck: [Devil]

What does Mommy say?
Answer: "Life is hard, suck it up!"

If he takes both statements seriously, I'd say that's a good start on life!

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[Big Grin]

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Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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Fredegund
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Many years ago: the small boy who, amongst other things, became my uncle, was taken to the Gents for the first time to mark being older. Tradition and my mother report that he exited at speed, crying "Mummy, they wee up the wall!" He was never allowed to forget it, and it was related wherever groups of family passed the public conveniences.

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Pax et bonum

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