Things my mother taught me...

[FONT=Verdana]Things my Mother taught me:[/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me RELIGION - “You’d better pray that comes out of the carpet”, as well as IRONY - “Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.” [/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me about OSMOSIS - “Shut your mouth and eat that corn”, as well as about STAMINA - “You’ll sit there until all that corn is gone.”[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION - “Stop acting like your father!”, as well as about GENETICS - “You’re just like your father.”[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me about LOGIC - “Because I said so, that’s why”, as well as MORE LOGIC - “If you fall out of that tree and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION - “Just wait until we get home” or “you just wait until your father gets home”, as well as about RECEIVING - “You are going to get it when we get home (or when your father gets home).”[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me CONTORTIONISM - “Look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”, as well as all about the WEATHER - “Your room looks like a tornado went through it!”[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE - “If you and your sister are going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning the house.”[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]My mother taught me HUMOR - “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me”, as well as all about my ROOTS - “Shut that door! Do you think you were born in a barn?”[/FONT]

Smart momma!!

Are all moms related??

very nice

sounds like we might have had the same Mom Jae

My dad taught me a thing or two also.

You can pick your friends
You can pick your nose
But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

Yep, my father is a strange man.
And everytime my mom gets mad at me, she claims I am just like my dad.

Ain’t they all the same???:wink: :wink: :wink:

She taught me to give until it hurts, to be true to myself and to love others for who they are not what they have.

She taught me that a sense of humor can get you through the darkest times in your life and bring sunshine when it seems as if the rain will never end.

She taught me the value of friendship, of listening and holding the tongue when it is almost impossible to keep silent. (I’m still working on that one)

She taught me to love God, to honor my family and members of iNACHI and to love myself.

She taught me to stand up for myself and to always defend others.

She taught me that a careless word cuts deeper than the sharpest sword and heals more slowly than any wound.

She taught me to be proud of who I am NOW, not what I may or may not become.

She taught me that honesty is the essence of one’s own self respect and that though I may face consequences for what is true, I will lose my self respect for what is not.

She taught me that we are not all exactly the same but we are all in this together.

She taught me to love my country and to always respect the law (damn I ran a red light yesterday).

She taught me to think for myself but to leave plenty of room for the thoughts of others. I do listen.

She taught me the value of keeping a home in order.

She taught me to love books and music and history, but it didn’t work.

She taught me to use my imagination and I do.

She taught me that while I reach for the most distant stars, I have to take joy in the stars I can see.

She taught me that I am exactly what I think I am, and no more, no less.

She taught me to sing my own songs but to dance to the songs of others.

She taught me that what is said about me is not nearly as important as what I say about others. Which I will always believe in.