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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things My Mother Taught Me.....

Have you ever sat and stared at your pc for inspiration when about to do a blog but just cannot find the write first sentence to start with? But you know you have SO much to say and tell but sometimes words do not come ? Well I am having one of these days today. I am not sure whether its because I am tired from waking too early this morning when saying goodbye to my husband as he ventures off to Hong Kong for the week and couldnt get back to sleep at 4:15am.... or whether its just a blank in the moment of life on the rainy Melbourne day.

So I thought instead of me making some boring ole blog post and feeling you fall asleep on the other side of the screen. I thought I would add a funny poem which has always curled the corner of my mouth and a chuckle from inside over the years from. But also made me go to some of them...yes Mum did say or do that!

I hope you enjoy it and that it brings a smile to your heart today. xo

Things My Mother Taught Me....

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!"

 The one thing alot of us forget that us Mothers and I am saying this as a whole is that we truly are remarkable beings! I have learned so much from my own mother that each day I do atleast 5 things that I know I learned from her. If you are lucky enough to still have your Mother alive, ring her and tell her how thankful you are of everything that she has done for you over the years and tell her that you love her.

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

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