At first, I loved them. Just take a look at my grade five creative writing journals. Every story ends with one.
And then I didn't like them. They fell in the same category as air quotes and the constant over-use of "Excellent, Smithers!" while drumming my fingers together. I didn't particular like them but I kept using them as I communicated.
And now I find that I'm back to sorta liking them again. Although, today I've decided to modernize a few and re-invent a few to reflect my life.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
10 minutes locked in my bathroom in silence makes me a better mom
All in due time
No, I said you need to wait for me to finish this before I get you a drink
Never pet a burning chicken
Well, this is just sage advice. You don't mess with a classic.
One bird in hand is worth two in the bush
It's easier to carry a duck than a tree full of blue jays
Slow and steady wins the race
Someday the laundry will get done
Things aren't what they used to be
Does anyone know where Mom's broom handle went to? Is that what's holding up your fort right now?
Please be quiet and don't interrupt, you're Dad and I are trying to talk.
Fork it over
The cutlery is your job and there's no playing til it's done.
Full of himself
Mom, 'Drew's diaper is full
How about you? Any cliches you can turn into Mom-isms?