Quote from the Corbett Kids

Today’s quote is about life, and comes from the Corbett kids. They rattle off this phrase (sometimes cheerfully, sometimes not) when life throws them something unexpected, or something they don’t like.

Right now it’s usually reserved for when Mommy serves something for dinner they hate, but I hope they’ll carry this attitude into adulthood–along with the willingness to change what they don’t like instead of sulking or getting mad about it.

(Works best if said in a sing-song manner since it rhymes)

“You get what you get, so don’t throw a fit.”



11 thoughts on “Quote from the Corbett Kids

    • Florence,

      I love it for the simplicity, and because it portrays a no-nonsense approach to life. My twins love to say it in sing-song when they know something is coming that the other one isn’t going to like. Kind of like a preemptive strike, in a sibling kind of way 🙂

      Thanks for visiting!


  1. Too cute. It’s good they learnt this early. It’s a good philosophy to live with…even for adults.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. It’s a long one here as we mark Queen Victoria’s birthday on Monday. The sun promises to shine with temps in the mid 20s. It almost feels like summer. 🙂

    • Diane,

      Did you see the award I nominated you for last week? Just scroll back a few posts on my blog and you’ll find it.

      We’re going to have a nice, sunny weekend here too. Good thing, because it’s supposed to rain for the first three days of next week.

      Any big plans for your weekend?


      • Yes, I did, Christi. Thank you. I’ve already started writing the blog. I should have it posted on Monday (or Tuesday). It’s been crazy busy here. I’ve never had a spring so busy.

        No big plans this time around. We would normally head for the cottage, but with the animals this year, we’ll be out training the horse instead. Does planting Alaskan peas count? lol

        Take care.

  2. Precious. Out of ther mouths of babes….. or did it originate with Mommy? No matter. My “mantra”, if you will, for the past year has been “It is what it is.” Or like in Kenny Rogers’ song, “You gotta know when to hold them, and know when to fold them.” Wisdom is what is needed to knoiw when to accept and when to fight.

    • Tori,

      It is something they picked up in school, and now we say it at home too.

      Love that Kenny Rodgers song! I used to sing that one all the time, and that is my favorite line.

      Thanks for visiting,


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