Because

Grammar Hammer: Because image 2012 09 because i said so Because I said so…. this is one of the most overused mom-isms in the world, or maybe just in my family.  When I am busy and don’t feel like explaining, because is the answer.  If because is questioned, and it often is , it is expanded on with “I said so” as if this is the end all reason.

The problem with this is that I taught my kids it is okay to question.  So in trying to shorten a discussion, I have actually made it longer.

There are so many more Because that would make it shorter,

…..because the Bible says so. No argument there, except maybe where.

…..because that is how it is done. Although I can still see why coming.

…..because that’s the rule in our house.  We don’t have many so this one is a tight answer.

….because you have school tomorrow.  Great for weekdays.

This post is part of Lisa-Jo Baker‘s Five-Minute Friday, where we gather together to write for five minutes, unedited, on a given prompt for the week.  This week’s prompt was Because

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About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try the believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you
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