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Things We Used To Say 🥹

This is a discussion based activity, just for fun.

The idea is to show each picture and guess what mum is saying or would say.

Followed by guessing what the child is saying or thinking.

See how you get on. Feedback would be great.

Things Mum used to say

“I’m not asking you, I’m telling you.”

"You'll live."

"If the wind changes, your face will stay like that!"

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you won't grow up big and strong."

"You're not leaving this table until you finish your dinner."

"There's no such word as 'can't'."

"Stop sulking."

"Just wait until your father gets home!"

“Don’t sit too close to the TV, or you’ll get square eyes.”

"Shut the door, you weren't born in a barn."

"Get to bed."

"Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite."

"Stop crying, or I'll give you something to cry about."

"Money doesn't grow on trees."

"Act your age, not your shoe size."

"Put your hand over your mouth when you yawn."

"Don't be cheeky."

"Be home before dark."

"Don't talk to strangers."

"Good boy."

"Play nicely."

Can anyone think of any more?

Things kids used to say

"I'm sorry."

"I'm bored!"

"Are we there yet?"


"I don't want to."

"I'm telling mum."

"It wasn't me."

"It's SO unfair."


"Thank you."

"When will dinner be ready?" "Can I go out to play."

"I don't know."

"I can't be bothered."

"Shut up."

"Get lost."

"I'm bigger than you."

"Blah, blah, blah."

"He made me do it."

"It's not my fault."

"I wish."

Can anyone think of any more?


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