What My Mom Taught Me

My Mother taught me LOGIC… “If you fall off that swing and
break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.”

My Mother taught me MEDICINE… “If you don’t stop crossing your
eyes, they’re going to freeze that way.”

My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD… “If you don’t pass your
spelling test, you’ll never get a good job!”

My Mother taught me ESP… “Put your sweater on; don’t you think
that I know when you’re cold?”

My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE… “What were you
thinking? Answer me when I talk to you…Don’t talk back to me!”

My Mother taught me HUMOR… “When that lawn mower cuts off your
toes, don’t come running to me.”

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT… “If you don’t eat
your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

My mother taught me about GENETICS… “You are just like your
father!”

My mother taught me about my ROOTS… “Do you think you were
born in a barn?”

My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE… “When you get to
be my age, you will understand.”

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION… “Just wait until your
father gets home.”

My mother taught me about RECEIVING… “You are going to get it
when we get home.”

and the all time favorite thing–JUSTICE “One day you will have
kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU..then you’ll see
what it’s like.”