The other day I actually heard the words, “You’re cruisin’ for a bruisin!'” escape my mouth.
Cruisin. For. A. Bruisin.
Exactly what did I mean? Was I really threatening to beat my son until black and blue marks appeared on his skin? Of course not. But I heard the sentence so many times during my own childhood it bobbed to the top of my mind like a rubber ducky released from the depths of a pool.
I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but it’s happening. I’m turning into my mother. Not only that but, much like when I shouted the above sentence, half the time I don’t even know what the hell I’m saying. I mean, seriously. What does “If you don’t stop crying I’m going to give you something to cry about!” even mean?
If you’ve said two or more of the below sayings, well, I have some bad news for you; you’re turning into your parents as well.
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