Mother's Words About Health

We have heard that kids say the darnedest things, but have we ever listened to ourselves.  Here are a few choice remarks that we probably have all uttered over the years in regards to health.

          Eyes, Ears, and Throat

Don’t do that. You’ll poke an eye out.

Don’t sit so close to the TV. You’ll go blind.

Don’t cross your eyes. They’ll freeze that way.

Are you hard of hearing?

What did you say?

Are you trying to grow potatoes in those ears?

I’m going to wash your mouth out with soap.

Don’t talk with your mouth full.

Answer me.

Don’t use that tone of voice with me.


Eat your (whatever). It’ll put hair on your chest.

Eat your carrots. Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?

Eat all your supper or you can’t have dessert.

If you eat one more thing, you are going to explode.

Don’t put that in your mouth. You don’t know where it’s been.

          Medical Advice

Don’t pick it. It’ll get infected.

Don’t get any blood on the carpet.

Cover your mouth when you cough.

Use a tissue.

If you’re too sick for school, you’re too sick to play.

Don’t you think it’s past your bedtime?

Are you planning to sleep all day?

If you get hurt, don’t come crying to me.

You’ll live.

This hurts me more than it’ll hurt you.


Don’t run with scissors.

Your bed is not a trampoline.

You can’t swim for ½ an hour. You just ate.

Don’t go outside to play in your good clothes.

Go play in traffic.

Don’t get hit by a car.

Look both ways before you cross the street.

Stay in the yard.


It’s no wonder our children make it to adults.

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