Friday, May 11, 2012

Let's Celebrate Mothers!

Sunday May 13 is Mother's Day in Australia. I thought it might be timely to ponder what mums have taught us down through the ages. If your kids are old enough, you might like to share this with them, and ask them what they've learnt from you!

WHAT I OWE MY MOTHER:

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 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 shops 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 dinner.'

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 SOUP 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 get stuck 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 tent?'

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

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

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7 comments:

  1. Hi
    I was laughing so much when I read this post! So true!This particular one 'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a tent?' We gave up on this one and now our 20 year old repeats it back to us! And this classic 'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do..' I remember arguing with my mother about the food she had provided and she said There are millions of children who don't have this wonderful food....So apparently I said to her that maybe she could post the food to them!!!!
    Love it
    Sue Stirling

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  2. @sue stirling I sure remember so many of these too, Sue!

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  3. What a giggle! So good Susan. Off to share this now. Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Ha! I didn't know I had a sister in your part of the world- what has my mother been keeping from me? ;)

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  5. Very cute list! I love all the subjects you learned from your mom. I tweeted 25 reasons I love my mom for Mothers' Day, then posted the list on my blog. Feel free to swing by!

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