You Get What You Get and You Don't Get Upset!

27 August 2011
I say this to my students often and I love how they finish the saying for me!  Click on the picture to download your copy today.  Can this count as my "Free For All Friday," even if it is Saturday?
Kids don't need to have all these choices.  It reminds me of what my Italian grandmother used to say to me when I was little: "You want this with a beating or without?"  I chose without LOL!  Imagine someone said that to kids today!

*Font is by Kevin and Amanda.  Graphics by Pixel Papers.  Both links are in buttons to the left.

Please, note as per "Terms of Use" I will be updating all of my free documents to include links to graphic and font artists.  This means that I will be changing the Google Docs links for my freebies to the updated versions.  Please, check back to my old blog posts for the new links if you can no longer find one of my freebies in Google Docs.  Also, artists and shops, please allow me time to update.  School starts in a week and we are about to get hit with a hurricane.  Thanks!!!  Sorry for any inconvenience!


  1. Wow! I say the same thing, just a little different: You get what you get and you don't throw a fit. :) Love your sign! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  2. I love this! I say this all of the time too--and my students finish the sentence as well!! Love what your grandmother used to say, hahaha!!

    I wanted to say thanks for sharing the clipart site...the graphics are beautiful and I love how they can be shared in printables. Thanks Erica!

  3. Dear Erin,

    I stumbled upon your blog a little bit ago, and I wanted to say I love your ideas! I've been a substitute teacher for the past three years, but this September will be my first year with my own classroom! I'm so over-the-moon about it that I decided to start a classroom/teacher blog (launching September 1st). Yay!
    Know that I shall be following along and wish you a great year! :)

    Amanda Z.

  4. I love your Italian grandmother! My mother used to say, "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about." Worked like a charm too!
    The Write Handed Teacher

  5. I use this with my kids only we say, "You get what you get, and you don't mind a bit!" =) I love it.

  6. Adorable! We always say "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit" but I love this!


  8. Very cute, Erica!!! I say this to my kiddos too! :)

  9. Funny, like many of the other comments I also say "You get what you get and you don't pitch a fit". I bet we all live a little more south than you Erica, where get and fit rhyme!

  10. Hehe, I say this to my kiddos as well. Thank you for the freebie! I will definitely be posting this in my classroom. :)

  11. I LOVE this! It's going in my classroom this week. So cute; thanks for sharing!! :)

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  12. Our way is "You get what you get and you don't pitch a fit!"


  13. We say," Take what you get and don't pitch a fit."
    in central Georgia.

  14. Hey Erica, I hope you all made it through the hurricane ok!!


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