Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh, the things my mother taught me!

Things Our Mothers Taught Us

    1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.  “If you’re gong 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 gong to knock you into the middle of the 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 are 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 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 your looks as if a tornado went through it.”
    12. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.  “Just wait till we get home.” or “Just wait until your father gets home.”
    13. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.  “You are going to get it when you get home!”
    14. My mother taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE.  “if you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stick that way.”
    15. My mother taught me ESP.  “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”
    16. My mother taught me HUMOR.  “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
    17. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.  “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”
    18. My mother taught me GENETICS.  “You’re just like your father.”
    19. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.  “Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?
    20. My mother taught me WISDOM.  “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.
    21. My mother taught me to meet a CHALLENGE.  “What were you thinking?  Answer me when I talk to you!  Don’t talk back to me!”
    22. My mother taught me to THINK AHEAD. “If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”
    23. My mother taught me about JUSTICE.  “One day you’ll have kids and I hope they turn out just like you!”






Becky said...

My mom once said to me "Don't look at me with that tone of voice!"
I'm still trying to figure that one out. :)

Joyful Grandma said...

I believe I have said that one to my children too.

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