Since becoming a mother back in the summer of 12′ (doesn’t have the same ring as ‘the summer of 69’ but whatever), I’ve noticed a curious propensity towards words and phrases that were previously complete unknowns in my vocabulary. Like the ability to remove snot from a nose that isn’t your own without choke vomiting and sensing that it’s your kid that needs a nappy change in a group of 12 other disposable wearers, it’s something that clearly lies inert within your DNA until called forth due to need and circumstance. There’s something so inherently ‘parent-ish’ about uttering ‘were you born IN A TENT?’ that I don’t think you can really avoid falling into this way of speaking. Yes, you may well feel like your own mother while doing it but really, resistance is futile. Roll with it I say and try busting out one of these crackers that is heard frequently floating through the corridors of (Not) Just A Mummy manor.

  • What do you think this is? Bush Week?
  • You change your mind like the weather
  • It’s like Blackpool Illuminations in here (that one is courtesy of my English husband).
  • You could break a cast iron marble (another one from El Husbando)
  • You make a better door than a window
  • No way Jose
  • Were you born in a tent?
  • Well I’d like a million dollars but that isn’t going to happen
  • Don’t get your knickers in a knot
  • Calm your farm
  • Full as a googie-egg
  • What a shemozzle (courtesy of my dad and his love of the word ‘Shemozzle’)
  • Cheers big ears!
  • Far out brussel sprout

Aussie Parenting Sayings

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1 Comment on My Most Common Mumisms

  1. John Cotterill
    July 13, 2015 at 9:06 am (4 years ago)

    Fair bite of the sauce bottle Nay!!!!!!!!!!!


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