Saturday, January 31

An Oldie but a Goodie

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 BEHAVIOR 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 HUMOR .
'When that lawn mower cuts off your foot, 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 favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE
'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.'

I tried to get rid of this blue rectangle, but it was part of the email and I can't delete it, so I'm writing on it! My doc called today with some good news. My total cholesterol is now 127 - YAY!!


Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Yeah, my mom said all those things, too. And congratulations on the cholesterol. Did you do it without a statin? I take a statin.

Bud said...

Judy, great post...And I love the cholesterol report in blue....nice touch.How about blood pressure in red??

bobbie said...

I heard every one of those things.

Congratulations on the numbers.

Kay Dennison said...

My cholesterol was good, too, Judy, despite my best efforts. Aren't we good old gals?

And yeah, my mom, said all that stuff, too. I used some of them myself but I tried to be creative. The Dynamic Duo didn't fall for that stuff.

Nancy said...

Sure, my Mom said every one of those things to me at one time or another. And, guess what? I said every one of them to my kids,too.

"What goes around comes around."

Ginnie said...

Your last two blogs are just my cup of tea...I love words and the use and misuse of them!
Also, congrats on your cholesterol score.

Paul Nichols said...

Those oldies are always fun to repeat. Thanks again.

Ark Patti said...

Momma said them because her Momma said them. Pretty sure the great, greats, will be saying them in the future. Why mess with a good thing?
Congrats on the numbers. Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your cholesterol control, Judy. How did you do it?

My mom and dad used all of the listed items except about spinach. Spinach is my second favorite food--after snow ice cream!
Cop Car

Lisa said...

Yep. Heard 'em all. And if I'm being honest, I have to admit that I've probably said most of them too!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Mom? Is that you?

Bob-kat said...

LOl! I think my mother had the same book of sayings!

Very glad to hear that the cholesterol count is down, yay!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I think we can all relate to those sayings! WTG on the cholesterol!

rosemary said...

i remember things like: kids in China would want that meatloaf.....having enough dirt in my ears to grow potatoes......and a lot of someday you'll know how much you made me suffer.

Darlene said...

Oh yeah! I heard most of them and repeated them to my children. The one I remember most was having my Mom look down and me with her hands on her hips saying, "Darlene, I hope you have a sassy daughter just like you." Guess what - I did. Guess what I said to her.

colleen said...

Typical momisms for sure. My mother liked to say "I only have two hands" and "it looks like a cyclone hit it," as in our bedrooms.

Peter said...

Must have been universal for mums to say all or most of those things.

Jay said...

Your mom rocks!

themom said...

Funny how we ewventually ALL turn into our mothers.

sage said...

I just realized I also learned a lot from my mom. Thanks!

Beverly said...

Our mothers went to the same parenting class.....

srp said...

Yeah! For the low cholesterol!
Not only have I heard many of these... I probably have said them too. Oops!

PI said...

Good news about your results although your numbering system is quite different to ours.
My mother said she couldn't wait till I had teenagers of my own - and I was NO trouble at all. Honest!

Beverly said...

Those statesments have probably been heard by all of us of a certain age.

Hooray for good cholesterol numbers.

whimsical brainpan said...

These are priceless!

Congrats on the cholesterol test results!