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Things my parents taught me…

1. My parents 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 parents taught me RELIGION.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.

3. My parents taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t straighten up, I’ll knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My parents taught me LOGIC.
“Because I said so, that’s why!”

5. My parents taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re going to the store with me!”

6. My parents taught me FORESIGHT.
“Be 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 parents taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

9. My parents taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?”

10. My parents taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until you clean your plate!”

11. My parents taught me about WEATHER.
“This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it!”

12. My parents taught me about ANTICIPATION.
“You just wait till we get home!”

13. My parents taught me about RECEIVING.
“You’re really going to get it when we get home!”

14. My parents taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stick that way!”

15. My parents taught me ESP.
“Don’t you think I know when you’re cold? Put that sweater on!”

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

17. My parents taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up!”

18. My parents taught me GENETICS.
“You are JUST like your father!”

19. My parents taught me about my ROOTS.
“Shut that door behind you! You weren’t raised in a barn!”

20. My parents taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand!”

21. My parents taught me about JUSTICE.
“One day you’ll have kids and I hope they turn out just like you!”

Feel free to substitute “father” or “mother” wherever it says parents.  Happy Wednesday!

Borrowed from Jill at Bluegrass Belle.


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