Quote of the Day: “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” –Rudyard Kipling
A day late, but Mom’s don’t hold that sort of thing against you:
- Brag about your kids to your friends, in careful moderation. Brag about your friends’ kids freely.
- That giving someone the last word in no way, shape or form suggests you agree with them.
- Never criticize some other Mom’s kid at a ballgame.
- Ice cream is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (I learned on my own there are other things to be ingested that also serve as proof of this love.)
- Just because most of the neighbors leave all their furniture at the street after a hurricane surges into their home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hang on to the pieces you love and spend the next six months stripping and sanding and finishing them back in to shape.
- Don’t get mad often or easily. But when you do, do something about it.
- How to make some dang good tacos that are a little different than usual and how to make crackers and peanut butter and marshmallows toasted in the oven (but not how to give those crackers a catchy name).
- When you are full, stop eating. You don’t have to clean your plate if its gonna hurt. Just get less next time.
- If someone doesn’t like the way you read a map, tell them to pull over and read it themselves.
- Life is possible without the internet. However, usage of a rotary phone without caller ID and call waiting must at some point give way to a push button phone with not only caller ID and call waiting, but unlimited long distance. How else are you keep all your friends up to date on the greatness of your kids and grandkids?
And since I spent so much time at Mamoo’s growing up, a few (lesser) things learned from her:
- No throwing balls at (testicles).
- Don’t ever tell a bunch of punk kids they can say anything except for a few specified words.
- Never leave tomorrow’s pot pie in the refrigerator if your twenty year old son is at Hula’s.
- Certain antique buffets are worth preserving and even moving, no matter the permanent physical and emotional damage inflicted upon your sons’ ARB’s.
- English pea casserole–a lot better than it sounds.
- Doilies are not acceptable indoor substitutes for whiffle balls.