Best Motherly Advice Given or Received?

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Hot2na
Best Motherly Advice Given or Received?

Reflecting back on childhood, some of the motherly advice given & received has been passed on from generation to generation. In fear of 'becoming my mother' I often laugh at advice given to me from her that in return, I've passed on to my kids. Yes, even the ridiculous one liners moms tend to throw out there that are pure randomness. I'm sure this is the case with many others.

In celebration of moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmothers, and/or appointed care-givers of someone elses child(ren), what is some of the best or even ridiculous advice you've been given?

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  • Do not put that in your mouth, you don't know where it has been.
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
  • Don't be afraid  to ask for help.
  • Always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident.
  • You're a winner just for trying!
  • How do you know you won't like it if you haven't tried it? <-- *seafood. now i love it!*

 

   

   

LadyCerridwen48
Re: Best Motherly Advice Given or Received?

"If you keep making that face at your sister, your face is going to freeze like that!"

 

"For we are always what our situations hand us, it’s either sadness or euphoria"

Hot2na
Re: Best Motherly Advice Given or Received?

haha i never heard that! but a few 'scold' types i never forgot or figured out - - but always hated:

"Do as I say!"

"Because I said so."

"N - O - spells No!" <-- really mom? you're a genius!

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Almost Evil
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 "Dont go outside barefoot / hair wet or you'll catch pneumonia and die"

*still waiting to die*

 

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

Hot2na
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*embarrassed beyond belief* AE, i use that line on mini all of the time. so HOM *being the smartmass he is* had her challenge me one day and asked, how is that even possible?

i swear i'm not my mother. yet!

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Almost Evil
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haha i hate wearing shoes and i hate blow drying my hair so i am ALWAYS out without shoes on and with wet hair. And i grew up in the high mountains with snow. No death yet- still waiting!

 So if im around kids, i'll just tell em theres a slim to none chance of dying, but it IS possible. I mean my hair could drip water which then freezes into a slick patch of black ice that my bare feet slip on and i fall and whack my head and die. --> death by wet hair/barefeet.

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

snazzy
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best advice given to me was from my mother. she told me to relax! the more stressed you get the more your kid wiggs out. and the best advice, other than that, that i could give: it's just like being married. never go to bed angry. i cant think of a time that i have let mini cry herself to sleep because she was upset. bedtime (and the bed) should be a positive experience. now she may have sat in her bed for a while but weve always made a point to comfort her and "make up" before actually going to bed.

animestrinity
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That 'You don't know where it's been' has scarred me for life... meant as a general thing, it sticks with me for EVERYTHING....

I think of all the others who tried the clothes on before me... swimsuits especially...

The millions of people who have used that bowling ball... didn't wash their hands after the restroom... they 'disinfect' shoes... but no one cleans the holes in a bowling ball... and worse... all the foods you get are finger foods... bowl... get fries... eat fries... put lord knows what germs from the bowling ball directly into your mouth... so... wash your hands before you eat... although, millions have chosen NOT to wash their hands after the restroom and then touched the door you need to touch to leave the bathroom... I've honestly sat staring at the door of a bathroom from the inside waiting for someone else to open it so I wouldn't have to touch it...

makeup counters (all the tester makeup) I suggest NEVER putting it on your face... 

Grocery shopping... who knows how many people have picked up that box you put in your cart... or touched the produce you chose...

Doors of public areas.... pay phones...

I could go on...

 

 

snazzy
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the makeup..o yea. thats the worst. i see these samples out and the finger print in the lipgloss and just cringe. and the payphone...if you can find one they are horribly ugly and dirty! my mini started to run toward one as she started her phone obsession phase and i about scared the poop outta her when i yelled "no!" i quickly changed my tone and explained to her why she couldnt touch it and i am a freak about carrying anti-bacterial hand gel with me now. i cleaned out bath and body works of their little bottles and have them stashed everywhere. and in our publix they have the santitizer gel by the carts, produce, and meat sections. just another reason i love shopping there. but the best investment i think i ever bought was the cart cover. i used it to death! it fit on shopping carts AND restaurant high chairs.

Almost Evil
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 lol i lurve you snazzy but you are nuts! I want to see pics of this shopping cart cover thing!

 

 

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

Hot2na
Re: Best Motherly Advice Given or Received?

they are excellent baby shower gifts! target even carries them now. here is a designer one.

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