Every child ever born has suffered the eye-rolling agony of having to listen to their parents’ mini-sermons and annoying sayings. No matter what we did Mom and Dad always had some hot-n-ready proverb to drag us down to reality. We swore in those moments that we would never, ever be so boring and predictable and irritating as our parents. Of course, the final and greatest joke is on us because somewhere along the way we realized we had, indeed, become our parents. And every time we yell, “One day you’ll thank me,” and “You’ll understand when you’re a parent,” we groan because we finally do. In this collection of parentisms are some of the best sayings we swore we’d never use, but often do.

40 Annoying Parentisms We Swore We Would Never Say, But Do Anyway!

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