Parenting is the hardest job on planet earth. At least, it certainly feels that way sometimes. Luckily, there’s always a good movie and a glass of wine to wind down after a day on the battlefield, I mean at home. And hey, sometimes little nuggets of wisdom can be found in those flicks.
Here are 15 iconic movie quotes that work perfectly for parenting:
“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
— Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz
From the moment you give birth to when they leave the nest – nothing looks the same anymore.
“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”
— Strother Martin in Cool Hand Luke
Could be said up to 20 times a day. At the terrible twos stage? Possibly even more.
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
— Marlon Brando in The Godfather
Perfect for when you’re about to bribe your child. Hey, we all do it sometimes.
“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
— Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind
Also could be said up to 20 times a day.
“You talkin’ to me?”
— Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
Not with that attitude, you’re not.
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
— Peter Finch in Network
Let’s be real, we’ve all been here.
“May the force be with you.”
— Harrison Ford in Star Wars
An excellent hourly reminder.
“You can’t handle the truth!”
— Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men
Literally, you can’t.
“Round up the usual suspects.”
— Claude Rains in Casablanca
You will find out who made that mess.
“Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
— Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Probably the one your kid took half a bite of to discover what it was and then put it back because she didn’t like it.
“Well, nobody’s perfect.”
— Joe E. Brown in Some Like It Hot
Another excellent reminder. Maybe set an hourly alert on your phone to remember.
“Houston, we have a problem.”
— Tom Hanks in Apollo 13
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
— Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
Except for you. When they need a timeout.
“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!”
— Oliver Hardy in Sons of the Desert
For the fourth time today.
“Is it safe?”
— Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man
You just never know. It could be a war zone.
When you have kids, every day is an adventure. It can be tiring and overwhelming, but it’s the best thing in the world – except on bad days when you wonder if there’s a return policy. That’s when these quotes really come in handy.
Now, may the force be with you.More On