Contest: Your Mama!

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Complete this sentence;

I sounded just like my mother when I...

and win a gift for your mom from The Automat.

You pick the present (up to $15). And I'll send it directly to her wrapped up nice and pretty. I'll even help you write a passive aggressive note to include.

Contest ends on May 3 and then I'll ship it speedy quick.

25 comments:

sparklykatt said...

*LOL*

Even if I don't win would you help me write a passive aggresive note?

Anonymous said...

I hope I never sound just like my Mom!! Pretty sure I could never tell my child she wasn't welcome in my home.

monique said...

LOL! I caught myself sounding like her just last night when I told my daughter, "Go put a sweater on... I'm cold." I don't know how many times my mom said that to me through the years. Sigh.

Angela said...

I sounded just like my mother when I told my own daughter "I'm SO disappointed in you" attempting to help her with her self discipline. (Like - ok, now that Mommy's disappointed, I will stop doing whatever the hell I was doing) This tactic worked well with my sister and me. But my daughter (age 8) is like "So!" I guess I'd better work on sympathizing with others before I pull this one again.
Must check out your shop!

Kris said...

.....when I chase my daughter up the basement stairs roaring like a hound from hell. (all in good fun, of course!) .... I still am scared of basements.

Anonymous said...

I sound like my mother when I turn one syllable words into two.
~Michele

Ashley said...

I sound just like my mother when I...

fart at inappropriate times. Like when I'm singing opera in the kitchen.

Judi said...

Crap! I sounded like my Mom once when I told my older son:

"If you don't knock it off, I'm going to pull down your pants and spank your butt in front of God and everybody".

Ah..... precious, sweet memories!

By the way, it was more of a warning and she never had to do it. We knew she would do it, but none of us were stupid enough to keep doing whatever in the Hell we were doing that was driving her crazy.

Oh, she had five kids. Nuff said!

Julie said...

Hey Lotta, I've been lurking for a few months now, you crack me up. Too bad you don't live in California, we'd be buddies.

More times than I can count, my mom said "I brought you into this world and I'll take you out" or the ever classic, "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about".

And yes, I've been known to use those words on occasion myself!

Anonymous said...

I sounded like my mother when I told my son, "I'm gonna change my name. Don't call me Mom. Call me Ruthie." My mom used to tell us that all the time. That's probably why I call her by her first name to this day. But her name is Phyllis. Hmmmmmm....

Trissy 26

gerette said...

Discovered you recently and am madly in love. If I lived in Chicago I'd be stalking you daily. As it is I obsessively read every post over the course of about 2-3 days. Needless to say, no laundry or dishes were done those days.

Okay, on to my mother... I sound just like my mother when I rationalize everything, "I bought something we really don't need, but I only bought one." "My freelance business has been really slow this month, but I have more time to take care of the house." (Yeah, right.) "I'm overweight, but I have a great personality." Basically, everything bad in life can be overwritten by something worse you didn't do. In my mother's case, it's "I was a bad mother, but at least I wasn't a drunk." Um, okay.

Pick me, pick me!

  said...

I sounded like my Mom when I said I am not too old to have what I always wanted.

Je ne regrette rien said...

When I tell my daughter, "I can't WAIT until the day YOU have a daughter just like you !!" ... *hangs head in shame*

Dana said...

unfortuneately, it was when I told my son to "come over here, you have something on your face..." Yep, then I licked my finger and de-schmutzed his pudgy cheeks.

Kathi D said...

I sound like my mother when I offer an encouraging word instead of finding fault. It makes me feel better, and also gets better results.

Christina said...

I sound just like my mother when I can't find the correct words in conversation, and substitue like-sounding ones. Example, "when I was getting out of bed this morning, I had a bad case of VERTICLE (vertigo)." Or, "that poor boy is death (deaf)." I don't know why our language skills decline at a certain age. Thinking is hard...

Kelly said...

I sounded just like my mother when I...started yelling irrationally at the TV at some politician that was pissing me off.

Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much.

I'd like to thank Da Husband who reminded me carefully that I sounded like my mother when I did this. And his statement was quickly prefaced and followed with "But really. You hardly ever sound like your Mother."

Good Husband. Good Boy. Wanna treat?

nikki said...

I sounded just like my mom when I:

Told my son to get his hands out of his pants and to stop picking his nose.

IamSusie said...

My mom and I are the same about getting lost when driving. We met up at the Rosemont Convention Center with stories about our wrong turns and wasted time. Then after the day at the convention was over she called me late that night and we laughed again about our misadventures trying to get home. It's really pathetic. She's apologized again and again that I have inherited this trait from her.

When we travel together, we can never remember where the keys are, where we parked the car, which part of the antique mall we've already seen...

We missed the first 45 minutes of my brother's wedding reception because we missed the turn while chatting in the car. Thank God I got there in time to toast the bride and groom...

HellesBelles said...

I sound just like my mom: Well you see I don't have any kids of my own yet but I help keep an eye on 4 teenage siblings in law when their parents are out of town. (often) So I wandered through the house the other day and saw huge piles of clothing and random junk every where. I then proceeded to tell them "If its not gone in 5 minutes its going in the trash. And from now on if it gets left out you're going to have to pay me to get it back." And then I walked quickly away before I could start laughing at myself for what I had just said. I'm sorry mom for making you resort to that so many times. I did throw away a pair of their jeans but just in my craft room scrap trash not in like the nasty kitchen trash or anything.

Katy (aka funny girl) said...

I sounded like my mother when I said to my 9 year old daughter "you're gettin' too big for your britches, young lady" - complete with my hands on my hips. Of course she said "what are britches?" and that led us down a whole other path but I digress...

adriane said...

My Mother uses swear words like "snicker doodle" and "fiddlesticks" and "crummy buttons". I have caught myself saying these same kind of phrases (although I hate them). For instance, while driving in traffic with my 20 month old (aka "The Repeating Parrot Baby"), I was cut off in traffic by an asshole with a death wish. My natural, maternal reaction was to swerve, flip the bird and scream: Mother F-f-f-fiddlesticker!

Pure Class. Thanks Mom!

jen said...

Well, unfortunately not only do I sound just like her, I pretty much look just like her. Luckily, the memory is kind so nothing is coming to me, but I've enjoyed reading what everyone else remembers!

Jen said...

well - I am slowly turning into my mother...and it gets worse and worse everyday - I fully believe that when your child is placed in your arms for the first time some sort of latent mothering gene switches on...how else could the following come flying from my mouth before I even realize it...it's like my voice is not my own- it is the MOMMY VOICE...

If everyone jumped off a cliff would you?

I have told you a million times already...

Do you want a whoopin'?

Really are we trying to air condition the whole neighborhood - shut the fridge door.

I don't care if you don't like it -it is dinner so just eat it.

Because I said so.

This is not a democracy...this is a dictatorship the sooner you realize this the happier we will all be.

GET OFF YOUR SISTER - I am NOT going to tell you again....{and then 2 minutes later}...I TOLD YOU get off your sister...how many freakin times to I have to say it.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I sounded just like my mother when I said "Hey baby, hand mommy that bottle". Of course, my mom was referring to cooking vanilla, and therein lies the difference.