momisms, part 3

Another chapter in the ongoing saga of being a mom. Sometimes my son will look at me and tell me not to bother saying it, because he knows what I'm going to say, and I tell him, consider it said. We always offer our kids advice about life in hopes they'll learn from our mistakes and not have to make them all themselves.

Let me know what your mom always told you!

1. Just do it!

2. If you've been given a talent, it's your responsibility to use it.

3. Find something you love to do, then figure out a way to get paid for it.

4. Be muti-faceted.

5. You don't have to have only one profession.

6. You can do without a ot of things for a while.

7. It takes 30 days to make or break a habit.

8. If it looks like a choo-choo and sounds like a choo-choo, it's probably not a parakeet.

9. Stand on your own two feet.

10. Your face will freeze like that.

11. Eat your vegetables.

12. R. H. I. P. - Rank has it's privileges. Moms always outrank kids and always will. (My version of "Because I said so."  I was in ROTC in high school. )

13. Go to your room.

14. It's not the end of the world.

15. Say "What can I learn from this?" instead of "Why me?"

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  • As much as we want to "help" our children - even when they become adults, they really do have to learn from their own experiences.  Some of the sayings you listed were really familiar to me!  This was fun to read.  Thanks for sharing it.  I'll do the same.

  • Don't do what I do.  Do what I say!

    Great PR Carolyn.  Reminds me of the "Good Ole Days!"  Liked and Shared.

  • Aww This post reminds me of when I worked with alzheimers residents and I was the one who did activities with them, and one of the things I did was old sayings which always made me laugh, seeing how different moms were years from now. I can remember my mother telling me to always ignore people who are mean to you. I know my mother meant well in telling me this but I have learned as an adult this was not a good idea. I was bullied as a child in school because I was always a leader and didn't want to follow the crowd of people who were so rude. Plus I have always could see more than the average eye which makes me extra sensitive to my surroundings. In the end all of the pain I absorbed eventually ran into my body causing physical pain as well as emotional for holding it all in all those years. A few years back is when I let it all out but by my experience My saying as a mother would be Too always express yourself no matter what and not in a way that adds fire on fire, but just lets people know that you love yourself as you are and nothing they could say would change that! Thanks for the sayings Carolyn it brought me back to reflecting lol.

  • Hi Carolyn, great post.  I don't think our children ever learn until they get older and have children of their own and then they say 'why didn't I listen to you mum' !!  

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    Stand on your own two feet is what I heard from my mom which means "Be independent." Awesome post Carolyn. Are you going to do Momism number 4? If so, I will be looking forward to reading it. This can go on and on. Shared and liked. 

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