Sunday, May 10, 2009

Things my mother has taught me

After reading this blog, I decided that trying to list stuff Mom has taught me is a pretty good idea for Mother's Day. Happy Mom's Day, MOM!!!!

  • Always be friendly and kind to people (even the icky boys at school).
  • Always wear clean underwear.
  • Don't chew with your mouth open. (some of these are, of course, from Mom and Dad)
  • It is possible to go to school, work full time and have 3 kids (but who the heck would want to do that?)
  • Volunteer when you can (but hide sometimes so you don't have to risk not saying "no" when you're asked)
  • Don't be afraid to say what you think.
  • Send thank-you notes (I didn't learn this one so well, sorry)
  • Sometimes staying up late to talk around the kitchen table really will solve all your problems.
  • Appreciate nature all around you, and take pictures!
  • It's always a good time to try a new craft!
  • If you wrap your own presents early enough in December, you'll be surprised on Christmas morning, even if you bought them for yourself. :)
  • Maintain a good sense of humor - you'll stay married longer. (Love you, Dad!)
  • Be generous with your stuff (including money).
  • Never stop playing, even if you lose all the time.
  • Dinner doesn't have to be fancy food to serve it on the fancy china.
  • Use the good silver/china/tablecloths - it's worth it now.
  • Being smart is cool, and sexy.
So much of who I am is because of my parents. I love them both dearly, and I'm very blessed to have them both around. I wish we weren't 3 hours away from one another! I'll have to start a list to have ready for Father's Day now, huh?

I'm also very blessed to have 2 great in-laws! Again, sorry that they're 3 hours away (in the opposite direction from my parents), but it's still great to have them around.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom and Jennie!

1 comment:

Jim Brochowski said...

I have to admit there are some things my Mom taught me that I remember fondly, and there are some things that well... not so much.

It took me awhile, but about a year or three ago I just decided it was time to find a way to love my Mom no matter what, and I decided to focus on the fact that she has a good heart, and she really just wants what's "ideal," for everybody.

Wow! That's a lot of info - sorry.

What I'm getting at is this - I love tributes to Mothers because deep at their core, they really just want what's best, and you can't always say that about everybody.

Great Post!