It’s almost Mother’s Day – and my memories of Mom keep coming back so strong. She was such a feisty lady. In her 60’s she drove a bright yellow car and slowed down only slightly for stop signs. She loved to show my daughters how to do the Charleston. (Does the younger generation today have any idea what that is?)
She gave me a lot of good advice (some I followed, some I did not). But in honor of her great sense of humor, I thought I would share some things my mother NEVER said to me. (And I’m sure there are things other mothers have NEVER said to their children.)
- How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?
- Just leave all the lights on…it makes the house look more cheery.
- Let me smell that blouse…yeah, it’s good for another week.
- If Susan’s mother says it’s OK, that’s good enough for me.
- If everybody else jumps off the bridge, be sure and join them.
- Your curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.
- Don’t worry about sharing your candy with your sister. After all, it is yours.
- You are too tired to do your homework tonight. OK. Just be sure and turn off the TV by bedtime.
- Don’t worry about wearing a coat. Spring is only two months away.
- I don’t have a Kleenex with me. Just use your sleeve.