Friday, 8 May 2009

25 Lesson's My Mother Taught Me

Tribute to Mother's Day on Sunday...Another email I thought I'd share. This portrayal is surprisingly accurate to my own mother's responses.

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 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 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.


  1. i like this alot - can i adapt it?

  2. chain mail shud be left to chain mail..

    just a thought

  3. JDee - This epitomises my Mother lol! :)

    MJ - You know you can do whatever you like because you're you and not many have that privledge :P

    Killa - Don't you have a hole or something, where you can crawl in and keep your thoughts to yourself?
    Just a thought.

  4. Lol!!

    Your Mom sounds a LOT like mine! :D

  5. OMG, can I just say I LOVE YOUR mother?!! lol had me in stitches.. I can't imagine any of you turning out bad!

    She sounds fantabulous! Happy Mother's day to Azra's Mom


  6. Sorry..
    The hole aint big enuf..
    just give credit where its due..
    Like the source of this article

    I like how ppl think its your orig..

  7. Ms - I got this off an email. I posted it because those are the EXACT responses I get from my mother.

    Killa - Don't jella gazi, vang tips!
    I never said it was mine, I said its a tribute to Mothers Day.
    I'll gladly dig a bigger hole for you, but I'll have to wait in that line.

  8. Mothers...can't cook with them, can't live without them!

    Oi Pot a.k.a Killa, exactly how many posts have you written or altered from emails???

    Cause the last time I read your was just that

  9. im also a bit of a stickler for referencing chica - i guess its because of my background.

    Killa is prob doing this because I crapped on him last year for posting a blog without crediting the source.