Thursday, 15 May 2008

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 this will come out of the carpet.'

3.My mother taught me LOGIC.
' Because I said so, that's why.'

4.My mother taught me IRONY .
'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

5.My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
'Shut your mouth and eat your dinner.'

6.My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

7.My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY
'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

8.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.'

9.My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
'Just wait until we get home.'

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

11.My mother taught me HUMOUR.
'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

12.My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

13.My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a tent?'

And my favorite:

14.My mother taught me about JUSTICE
'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you

This was circulated by internet - and edited by me!

Now if I could just measure up to her goodness - my mum is beyond measure.She is the best cook too.
Did you know that it was the 100th anniversary of Mother's day ? I didn't ! amazing.

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Tammy said...

Great list...sounds like things my mom taught me too!

Thanks for stopping by my very 1st TT!

Alison said...

LOL That's very clever!

Jane @ Kidzarama said...

I love this post, Trish. ~Wish I'd come up with it!

Bettina said...


That's great!

Widdle Shamrock said...

lol. Yes, I remember some of those lessons !!!! lol.

Cecily R said...


Number 11 makes me LAUGH. Its wrong to laugh at that, but I do...

JaniceNW said...

I think your mother was related to my mother! Good Thursday 13!

Joh said...

My mother taught me some of these things too, and I'm sure in moments I have passed the wisdom on to my two!
Great post. Made me laugh.

Craig Harper said...

LOL. Nice list! You just brought me back to my childhood.

Chuck said...

Neat! You are too funny too - gr8 post and 100th ann. Wow. Sadly, I'll never experience the goodness of this celebratory event. Oh well. I sure love my doggie... ;) *huggies*

Peapodsquadmom said...

Super cute post. And thanks SOOOO much for the topmomma hints! You are just the sweetest!

susiej said...

I know those things too!!

projectmommy said...

LOL! This is too funny...sounds like my mom!

Melissa Markham said...

Ha Ha! Too funny! And so true!

Jayne said...

LOL Great list, they're all so true :)

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

great post

PreSchool Mama said...

Just came here from Kidzarama, and I love it!
I swear I could hear my own Mom in there...

frogpondsrock said...

hehehehe My Mother said all of those things.. then I said them.. Now I am waiting for Veronica to start saying them as well..

hehehehe cheers kim..

anonymum said...

oh dear! how many times have i not only heard these, but actually said them??
lolololol...still funny though!

storyteller said...

Thanks for visiting my T-13 last week. I’m playing ‘catch-up’ today and added my link to your Mr. Linky just because. I love your list of lessons learned from you mother … especially #4 (a common comment from my childhood too). I love your sense of humor and if I do a Saturday Smiles post later today, I’ll definitely include a link to this ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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