Happy Mother's Day

Mother in Training


I can still hear my own Mother saying exactly these

My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you
can't go to the store with me," as well as, "If everyone else jumped
off a cliff would you do it too?"

My Mother taught me MEDICINE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to
freeze that way."

My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"
and "Do you think any young man would want to marry a
girl who doesn't act like a lady?" (You really appreciate
that statement when you are 8 or 9 years old.)

My Mother taught me ESP...
"Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when
you're cold?"
and "Don't lie to me; I know you did it!"

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!"

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

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

My mother taught me ABOUT SEX...
"How do you think you got here?" or "You were found
under a cabbage leaf or brought by the stork"
(For years I thought Storks ate cabbage)

My mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You are just like your father!"

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

My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand," or,
"I will explain it all when you get older."

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

My mother taught me about RECEIVING...
You are going to get it when I get you home.

And the all time favorite thing my mother taught me -

"One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out
just like you. then you'll see what it's like! I can't wait!"

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