There are so many things my Mom taught me throughout my life. Probably some of these sound like your Mom or even yourself. Hi Mom!
Not sure why I am thinking about this tonight, but it does occur to me that some of these things actually make sense now.
- wear clean underwear when you go out
- if it is worth doing, it is worth doing well (or perfect in some cases)
- get an education and be able to support yourself
- are you going to wear that?
- it is better to be one hour early than one minute late
- girls don't call boys on the phone
- someday you will need your sisters, be nice to them
- life is not always fair
- Jesus is watching
- no matter how old you are, you will always be my child
- you are older, you should know better
- you are too smart for that
- you don't have to go out with your friends every night
- finish what you start
- if you get your work done right away, you can go play without it hanging over your head
- you catch more flies with honey than vinegar
- some day when you have your own house, I am going to come stand on your couch
- never let woodchucks live in your backyard
Yeah, that last one was not said by Mom, but by me. The woodchucks are out a lot now because they are foraging for winter. I came home in the dark tonight and started talking to the woodchucks as I walked up to the door. I do that so they run away before I step on them. So, I was stomping and talking to them when I notice my new neighbor in her yard with her puppy.
NG: Hi, did you hear me talking to the woodchucks?
NN: Oh, we were wondering what that thing was. Do you think it will attack my puppy?
NG: It is bigger than your puppy, be careful.
NN: does it live under your deck?
NG: It lives with other woodchucks, a family of raccoons and some skunks anywhere it wants to. Don't you have holes in your yard?
NN: Yes, I wondered why we had holes. Why do you talk to it?
NG: (thinking it is a good thing I am talking to her and not Imaginina who would have said DUH!) So it runs away before I step on it. Don't let the puppy get into the hole.
P.S. Mom, when you are coming over to stand on my couch, let me know so I can get the camera batteries charged up.