Nanette Heintzelman (Wells)
‘If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.’
‘You better pray that will come out of the carpet.’
‘If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle
‘ Because I said so, that’s why.’
‘If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the
‘Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.’
‘Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.’
‘Shut your mouth and eat your supper.’ My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
‘Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!’
‘You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.’
‘This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.’
‘If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!’
My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.’
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
‘Stop acting like your father!’
My mother taught me about ENVY .
‘There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have
wonderful parents like you do.’
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
‘You are going to get it when you get home!’
‘If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.’
‘Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?’
My mother taught me HUMOR.When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.’
‘If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.’
‘You’re just like your father.’
‘Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?’
‘When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.’
And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
‘One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you