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It's a tad after Mother's Day, but needed to share this. I know that my mother and/or my grandmother has said each of these to me and my brother. In turn, I have imparted that wisdom on to my boys! :0)

> I Owe My Mother **************************************
> 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
> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
> 3. My mother taught me about 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 .
> "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
> 9. My mother taught me about 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 about WEATHER.
> "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
> 12. My mother taught me about 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 BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION .
> "Stop acting like your father!"
> 15. My mother taught me about 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 about 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 get stuck >
that way."
> 19. My mother taught me
> "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
> 20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.
> "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.
> "You're just like your 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

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Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on May 13, 2010 at 7:10am
Wow! It sure brougt back some good and bad memories. Thanks, I'm going to send this to my 5 brothers that had a large part in making all these quotes true.
Comment by Navy Wife on May 12, 2010 at 12:40pm
How true, how true! I taught them to my kids and they have passed it on to theirs. I wonder if the next generation will know these GREAT TRUTHS!
Comment by AidaCJ/NH on May 12, 2010 at 11:54am
Mother's University - you'll never find anything like it in this world. It seems that all mothers have been given the same 'lesson plans' to teach their children.
My favorite was: My mother taught me that the world is full ALIENs, she had eyes behind her head. "Stop whatever you're doing, I can see you!"
Comment by quiltingmama on May 12, 2010 at 9:28am
OMG!! So true!! :-)
Comment by Connecting Threads on May 12, 2010 at 8:08am
Comment by Irene Gallway on May 12, 2010 at 7:38am
This is so funny and like everyone else, I grew up with this same logic and in turn said the same things to my kids. Thanks for the laugh.
Comment by June Johnson/Wi on May 12, 2010 at 6:47am
Hilarious!! I can recall that my Mom taught me some of those and I taught my kids some, too.
Comment by Trudy/WI on May 12, 2010 at 6:02am
Comment by Pam/NY on May 12, 2010 at 5:41am
Comment by Shelia/AR on May 12, 2010 at 5:24am
I've never seen all of this together. It's great!!!!!!!!

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