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Have you ever heard this expression?

Your son is your son until he takes a wife,
Your daughter is your daughter for life.


Asked by amessageofhope at 1:16 AM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • yes but the way I heard it was that when your daughter marries you gain a son, and when your son marries you lose him.
    My aunt once told me a bible passage about it, but I can't remember it exactly.

    It's not meaning that you really lose your son, but when he takes a wife, the mom seriously needs to back off and stop mothering so much (like my MIL tried to do)

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 1:25 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • No. My son will be my son for life, lol.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 1:17 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • no, but im glad i have a daughter! ha

    Answer by Morgs7531642 at 1:20 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • No...

    Answer by Erin814 at 1:17 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Nope

    Answer by pinkebabii at 1:18 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Nope

    Answer by Glamourina at 1:21 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • no but i think sons do tend to do what the wife says

    Answer by roxy0522 at 1:21 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • have heard it but not always the case....sometimes u gain a daughter

    Answer by bonn777 at 1:24 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Yup. And in my brother's case it is true and it bothers my dad something terrible. My parents are not jealous people and they love the fact that my brother gets along with his in-laws and such, but they are very sad that my brother and his family don't visit them very much. Or even call! He is their only son and he rarely has any contact with them - and they are only 15 minutes from each other!! My parents come down to see him at least a couple of times a month and they always get along and have a nice visit. But then again my brother can be quite inconsiderate a lot of times. My dh is very close with his family though. So it doesn't apply to him - they gained a daughter - ME :) lol

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 1:45 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I've never heard that one before, but it makes since. I think it would depend on your parent-in- laws. LOL..

    Answer by Renee132 at 1:59 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

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