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: 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
"Close your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me: 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: WEATHER
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me: 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: 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: 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
"I swear you're just like you 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."

And my favorite:
25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"
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6 Responses
  1. Teri Says:

    My mother taught me (or tried) how to be a lady. I swear. :-) I have a long list of Do's and Dont's that I (kinda) learned from my mom.

    I love your list. Have a great day!

  2. Tiffany Says:

    Love it!!

    Any sign of Bruno? I kind of miss him...

  3. Lex the mom Says:

    I am so with you on this! I owe my mom, but more my dad. That is the truth in finest form!

  4. Ann Says:

    This must be printed out this moment.

  5. wolfqueen2 Says:

    Ha Ha Ha If I have not heard them from my Mom I am sure I heard them come out of my own mouth. I laughed all the way through the list. I have used every one of them, just ask my daughter and son.