Petersen's cliches

If you have ever spent a considerable about of time with a Petersen, you may have noticed that we are deliquents when it comes to cliches. We were raised by a father who loves and readily uses cliches, but somehow we never retained a memory clear enough to ever remember one correctly. For years I thought the phrase went “nip them in the butt.” I am always saying things like “hit the hammer on the head.” So, today when I was observing Dantzel’s violin lesson, I had to laugh when she loudly proclaimed that the third line of her piece was so easy, in fact it was “a piece of meat!”

One response to “Petersen's cliches”

  1. Kjirst,
    Very funny. Craig and I laughed because you certainly hit the hammer on the butt with this one. I wonder why we struggle so much with this concept. I can’t believe how many times I catch myself mixing them up. Maybe because I never really internalized what the phrases meant. Maybe I should explain them more thoroughly to my kids should I ever actually use one correctly.Love you

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