Monday, 11 March 2013

Was your mother like this?

Mother knows best.
I must thank EvalinaMaria for the following advice. She posted it on her blog  http://evalinamaria.blogspot.com.au/  Well, I think she did. When I went back to the page I could not find it, but there it is in my Google Reader. Strange.

My mother was not completely like this, but she certainly had her moments.
Today we do not advise our children quite so forcefully about the consequences of their behaviour. Psychologists seem to have given incorrect advice in some areas. Now we are living in a society where violence is seen as a problem solving method.

Anyway ... Enjoy this advice from the past. I hope it brings back interesting memories for you as it did for me.

by EvalinaMaria

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!"

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don't talk back to me!"

My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
   "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
I bet the mothers of these girls did not say this;
probably different advice though.
    "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job."

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

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
    "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
    "You're just like your father."

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...
    "Do you think you were born in a barn?"

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
    "When you get to be my age, you will understand."

And last but not least...

My Mother taught me about JUSTICE..
    "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you....Then you'll see what it's like!"

2 comments:

  1. Oh thanks for posting that - some of it rings very true! My daughters also for the longest time believed I had eyes in the back of my head :)

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  2. Yes I did and later I realized that Mother's Day is not until May 12 (May 26 in Poland) and I removed that posting. It will be again in May though...

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