Monday, April 19, 2010

Things my mother taught me...

Monday...Monday!!!! After a week away, I have a feeling today is going to be a tough one;-)  I will post pic's of our week away tomorrow...bit snowed under right just something to make you smile today.

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC. "Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. 'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!" 10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother ! taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, They are going to freeze that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOUR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
25. And my favourite: my mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

Found on Bert Christiansen's site...looks like most of us had wise mom's like this:-)


  1. Thanks, Lynette, for your inspiring post!
    Hope you have a great Monday!

  2. oh LYnette, i really tot your mum taught u that.. brilliant.. i like the one.. make sure u wear a clean underwear.. hahaha.. yeah, i think we should.. just in case anything happens.. :)

  3. Classic!

    I can't lay it at my (very wise) mom's door but I have heard so many people say those things. . .

  4. LOL Scary thing is, my kids think that about me!

  5. I so needed that this afternoon.
    I need a sleep too still, think I have a chance?

  6. Ah............must say, heard quite a few of these while growing up! Does make me giggle!

  7. hmmm - heard them ALL whilst being dragged up... and have heard a fair few uttered from my very own mouth.....**horrified**

  8. lol! Thanks for the laugh..Happy Monday and nice to see you back here in the blogland.

  9. That is so funny. As I was reading many of them, I could hear my mother's voice! ha!

  10. He he he, so true! My favorite is #25...gotta love it!

  11. lol , Lynette ! I've always said my mom was very wise ! this puts it all in perspective !


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