Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share some classic mom quotes from some of my friends.
For a smart girl, you sure are dumb.
It’s a sin to eat too much.
If you would just get up and start working, you would feel better.
Eat everything on your plate. You are going to sit there until you do.
Don’t make that face—your face will get stuck that way.
If you don’t stop crying, I’m going to give you something to cry about.
Don’t swallow that chewing gum or it will get stuck in your heart.
Eat well, sleep well; what good is wealth if you can’t enjoy it.
Always vacuum with your shoes on—if you don’t, one day you will vacuum up your toes.
You attract more bees with honey than with vinegar.
Don’t stir old shit.
Don’t ever throw anything away—as soon as you do, you will need it.
The last one is from my mom. Needless to say, she was a hoarder. I have tried to live a simpler life with less clutter than she did. However, I have found that when I dispose of stuff, sometimes I regret it and wish I still had it. I hate to admit it, but on some things, my mother might have been right.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the other women who have mothered me—Aunt Ielah, Jan Mace, Jenny Potzler, Lynaia Freund, Leslie Bramson and my wonderful mother-in-law, Barbara Dugger.
GENEVA CHINNOCK works as a nurse and has lived in Southern California for longer than she wants to admit. She is a writer and author of Becoming His Beloved: Journey into the Father’s Affection and is now delighted to be called the Book Midwife. She blogs about matters of faith at TreasuredbyGod.com.