Things Moms Say Vs. What Moms ACTUALLY MEAN

Recently I wrote a post about common Momisms and how they can get you into big trouble. You know Momisms, those things moms say to get a short reprieve, to conceal criticism, to maintain our sanity, or simply because we have no clue what our child just said and we’re trying to go with it? Since that column seemed to resonate, I thought I’d add a handy decoder to translate what we say vs. what we actually MEAN.

Do not let this fall into the hands of your children or it’ll ruin it for the rest of us!

Things moms say vs. what we actually mean

Maybe –> Probably not

We’ll see –> NEVER

Let’s play the quiet game. –> Stop talking, my ears are bleeding.

I love the outfit you put together. –> Please spill something on it before we leave the house.

Where did you hear that? –> Your information is completely false.

One day you’ll thank me. –> Hopefully, you’ll forget this ever happened.

Do you think that’s a good idea? –> That’s the worst idea EVER!

Uh-huh –> I have no earthly idea what you’re talking about.

Wow, that’s great sweetie! –> I still have no idea what you just said, but you sounded excited so I went with it.

Jenny Isenman
Jenny Isenman
Jenny Isenman is a mom of 2 and humorist from hot and sunny Florida. Also known as "Jenny from the Blog" you can find her bringing the funny at her blog the Suburban Jungle, on YouTube, and over at Cafe Mom.

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