Top 10 Most Cliché Things Parents Say

Parents can say and ask cliché things. I counted down the most cliché things they say and ask that I can think of, if there's any I missed feel free to add them.
The Top Ten
1 When I was your age...

When I was your age I didn’t have a computer, like that is a horrible lame excuse for not letting me do what I want with my time. Like I will be fine as long as I eat, drink do homework and go to the loo

You might've been my age once, but do I really need to listen to you ramble about things you did when you were my age? No, I don't.

I GET IT OK?! I know you're perfect when you're my age! No need to repeat it for the 500th times!

2 Get off the phone
3 How was your day at school?

I'm great learner but all days in school are boring

I normally respond either good, great or okay

Your children will say these same things to you.And then you will know how it feels.

It's okkay. I don't care if the best thing ever happened or I was miserable. the answer is always OK.

4 Don't raise your voice at me!

Even when I whisper my mum accuses me of raising my voice at her and having an attitude. When I don't respond to refrain myself that's rude as well.

He said with an exclamation point at the end.

Yet you raised your voice at me... god the 21st century is full of hypocrites.

5 Why can't you be more like your brother or sister?

Oh my gosh, my parents are like this like they be like "Jeremy and Joshua studies or other crap" and I hate when they compare me we are all humans everyone is different and works at different pace.

So you want me to be a picky eater, make death threats constantly, and have a nasty attitude towards you guys? OK!

Note: it's sarcasm

Maybe cause I'm different and don't want to be more like my sister or brother just common sense.

Well more like why can't you be like your cousin kinda thing...

6 I was once your age, I understand

I really hate the time when children complain about their parents, Whatever they do, they do for you

You understand what? God this just really gets old.

Well, I AM my age, so I understand

7 That isn't how it works in the real world

If you really know so much about the real world then tell me what the hell does work in the real world?

8 Because I said so!

Just because you said so, I should do what you request when you yell in my damn face?

Why can’t they just give a real answer?

9 If a relative jumped off the bridge, are you going to jump off the bridge too?

How does setting an alarm relate to jumping off bridges? It does not so please stop using this dumb thing.

No, why even bring up jumping off a bridge over a mistake I made?

Yes, there would be a nice body to land on

I'd jump off with a rope to save them

10 Give me your phone

I don't have a phone, but I have a kindle. But still! It terrifies me whenever my mom or dad ( mostly my dad ) says that. I often have horrific nightmares about it and many of the things I do on there are kept secret. - PuppyLove123

What is wrong with being on your phone

It's my nightmare.

The Contenders
11 Where have you been?

As soon as a parent ask this, I feel like facepalming.

12 You're grounded!

An overrated punishment usually done when you screw up. I understand discipline and all but this one just gets old after years.

stupidiest punishment ever, why not a better punishment?
Maybe not being on the phone for at least 3 days?

This isn't cliche, (I AM NOT PUTTING THE ACCENT ON CLICHE BECAUSE I'm NOT SWITCHING TO THE FRENCH KEYBOARD) It's a punishment, you got what you deserved so you get grounded.

13 Stop back talking to me!

I gave you advice how is that back talking? 21st Century parents are just agitating.

14 Go to bed
15 Don't be cooped up in your room all the time

And then they force you to do your goddamn homework

16 Who are you texting?

Living human

Mom: Who are you texting?

Me: Mr. Nunya.

Mom: Who's Mr. Nunya?

Me: Nunya business


17 Why are you so ugly?

Mothers and fathers would never say this to their own children

My mom's Asian and she's the pimple police!

So what if I'm ugly?

18 You can't use social media

My mom actually BANNED me from using social media. I’m not allowed to have a Facebook or YouTube, yet the majority of my family have accounts on them.

I’d just say, “Oh well. I’m not missing out on much anyway”.

19 You need to branch out
20 Nothing's free

My parents are Asian and they're so frugal

21 Don't you disrespect me!

Yet you disrespected me ever heard of what comes around goes around?

22 No

Sometimes I don't even bother asking. After all, that's their favorite word!

My parents’ favorite thing to say to me whenever I make a request. Very annoying.

Me: can I ride that roller coaster?
Parents: no
Me: can I go to <insert popular vacation destination here>
Parents: no
Me: can I buy <insert item I want here>? I’ll pay for it with my own money.
Parents: no

I would like to hear them say “yes” more often for a change! >:(

23 You are too old for that!

Young actually

24 Don’t say another word!

It feels like bullets to the eardrums when my stepdad says this to me. Man, it’s so annoying!

25 You can't call your girl/boyfriend

Parents generally say this to dating teenagers, I'm not dating yet but I can see how it's cliché.

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