06/11/2013 10:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

20 Things Moms Say And What They REALLY Mean

Ah, "Momisms," those phrases we turn to for a short reprieve, to conceal criticism and maintain our sanity or simply because we have no clue what our child just said. We've all used them, so I thought I'd give you a handy decoder to translate what we say into what we REALLY mean.

Do not let this fall into the hands of your children or it'll ruin it for the rest of us!

OK, print this and keep it in your purse for a quick reference in case you want to say something and don't know quite how to put it.

I know you have some doozies. What are your favorite Momisms?


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