"You're having fun now, but in a minute someone's going to get hurt."
"Don't make me come down there!"
"I knew of a girl who frowned like that, and her face froze that way."
We laugh when we remember our parents' expressions. They seemed so ineffectual at the time. And we never really believed our faces would freeze that way.
You don't really believe any of that silly old stuff, yet here you are telling your children if they wish on the first star they see, their wish will come true, or that if they put a slice of wedding cake under their pillow, they'll see their future spouse in their dreams.
Do you ever find your mother's sayings coming out of your own mouth? Are some of them expressions you vowed you'd never utter?
Put your feet up, pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and join the conversation.