Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Maternal Truths

Just some randomly occurring grey matter this week...

Thirteen Things Mom Was Right About

1. Just because your friends jump off a bridge, doesn't mean you have to too.
Though it doesn't seem like it at the time, this proves true, thank goodness.

2. Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyes.
Or at least, when you get older, it gives you a headache.

3. Frown too much, and your face will get stuck like that.
This is not exactly true - but frown lines are an unfortunate reality.

4. 'I don't know' is not an answer.
True. This doesn't fly in the real world.

5. You should save your money now, while you don't have to pay rent.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda. I'd have a FAT 401K. Sigh.

6. Chew your food.
Always a good idea.

7. There's pride to be had in a job well done.

8. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
A good rule of thumb that will save you a lot of trouble.

9. There are consequences to every action.

10. You never know who your true friends are, until you're flat on your ass.
At which time, having them might be your only consolation.

11. You can do anything you put your mind to.
Well, I still can't fly - but I think I get it. It's a metaphor . . . right?

12. Always make sure you have on clean underwear.
My definition of 'accident' may have changed, but this is still good advice.

13. Someday, you'll thank me.
Thanks, Mom.

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Shelley Munro said...

Your Mom is full of good advice but I thought I don't know was a perfectly good answer! ;)

Tempest Knight said...

Moms are always right. *LOL* And the funny thing is when you become a mom, you say the same things to your kids.

Adelle said...

Don't you hate it when they're right? lol I know my kids do. Happy T13!

Debbie Mumford said...

It's amazing, but the older we get, the smarter our parents get *lol*

Kudos to you for this list...I hope your mom reads it!

Kathleen Oxley said...

Wise woman, your mom!
And a great list for this week!!

Mine is up:

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Don't run with scissors?
I caught myself saying that last week. LOL.

These are awesome Gwen.

Ava Rose Johnson said...

Moms are always right. I don't think I could ever admit that to my own mother, though, I have too much pride :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah admitting it is one thing. But the yare right. Least i hope I will be for my kid!

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

Great list!

Gwen Mitchell said...

Moms are often under-appreciated, and it does turn out that you say the same things to your kids. I hope my mom sees this too - otherwise it's like the proverbial tree in the Thanks gals! Happy TT!

Alice Audrey said...

What's really funny is that I don't think I've used ANY of these on my kids. Yet.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's sweet. And mom's are always right! :)

Kaige said...

Moms are smart. If only kids would realize it earlier! There'd definitely be fewer gray hairs in the world.

Happy TT, Gwen!

Heather said...

Great list, Gwen! And hey - you can too fly...provided you earn a pilot's license. *g*

Paige Tyler said...

Great list!


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Gina Ardito said...

Moms rule! (Well... most of us do. Some, like certain celebrities...maybe not so much.) LOL!

Lis said...

#11's always been my mom's favorite :)

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

Frown lines scare me!