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Happy Mother's Day

This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day. When I was a kid, and both my parents were still alive, I often wondered why they got a special day. You know: Mother's Day, Father's Day. For that matter, everyone got a day - St. Patrick, St George, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, $1.99 and hot cross buns (oh that $1.99 day was so popular a whole bunch of stores turned it into 365 days a year, and that last one I think was actually Easter) - everyone except kids. Of course, now that I'm older I've come to realize every day was kid's day in my house. Thanks, Mom. And happy Mother's Day. I miss you.

Meanwhile, for the rest of you...

Things My Mom Taught Me

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!"

3. 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!"

4. My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

5. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

6. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job."

7. My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

8. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

9. My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You're just like your father."

10. My Mother taught me about my MY ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"

11. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand.

"And last but not least...

12. My Mother taught me about JUSTICE...
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you....Then you'll see what it's like!"


dizzblnd said…
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dizzblnd said…
That first cartoon is the best! "My mother taught me" is one of my favorite lists about mom
ettarose said…
I loved them all. That list has been handed down for generations. We all tell our kids those things. See why you turned out okay?
Sue said…
Good post! I'm still waiting for my boys to drag their butts out of bed to see if they remembered Mother's Day. We'll see if #12 comes into play today.
nonamedufus said…
Dizz: Yeah, I liked that cartoon and the one with the kid hugging the TV.

ettarose: It's a great list. My own mother had a few. One was "Don't make that face. One day Jack Frost will freeze it like that and then what will you do?"

Sue: Are you in another time zone? What a great Mom, letting her boys sleep till noon!
Anonymous said…
Nona -

So sorry for your loss. I'm a huge baby when it comes to my mama. When the day comes I have to say 'bye for now', I'll fall to pieces... just thinking about it shakes me up a bit... if her health were better, I probably wouldn't dwell on it.

Thanks for the smiles.

Ms. Thirty Something
Anonymous said…
Nona -

So sorry for your loss. I'm a huge baby when it comes to my mama. When the day comes I have to say 'bye for now', I'll fall to pieces... just thinking about it shakes me up a bit... if her health were better, I probably wouldn't dwell on it.

Thanks for the smiles.

Ms. Thirty Something

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