Monday, April 13, 2009

Unsolicited Advice

Tessa was home this weekend. Although she was sick and missed most of the Easter festivities, I still had the opportunity to offer some unsolicited advice. Because that's my job as Mom and Head General Manager of my children's universe. Truthfully, I gave up trying to manage their universe about the time they went off to college. I really don't have much leverage. I mean, what can I do, take away car keys, limit television, enforce a curfew? Not from long distance. I figure I did what I could in the first 20 years and it's up the them now. But I sometimes can't resist throwing little tidbits of wisdom in here and there.

Which got me to wondering what things my mother tried to tell me when I wasn't listening. And because it's Monday and you know what I love on a Monday. Everybody in unison. Because on a Monday Cari loves...all together now..."a good list".

5 Things My Mother Probably Told Me While I Wasn't Listening
  1. Wear more lipstick. Life needs more color.
  2. There's no such thing as "safe" sex.
  3. Don't wait for a Prince Charming to rescue you. Sometimes you have to rescue yourself before your prince will seem charming.
  4. Donuts make you fat.
  5. Sometimes life sucks, sometimes it doesn't. Get over yourself.

What did your mother say when you weren't listening?


Stephen said...

My favorite from Mom is still, "Life is what you make it, so make it a happy day! Now GET OUT OF THE CAR!!"
Ahhh... warms my heart. :-)

Mark said...

Study hard and mind your manners!

Did you do your homework?

Be home by ???

Don't bounce that ball in the house!

Ang (too lazy to log in) said...

You're naturally beautiful, but we should all do the best with what God gave us (aka, go freshen your make-up before that nice boy gets here).

Eat your vegetables, they're good for you.

You're in high school! Cut your own waffle! (maybe that was dad)

You don't have to be perfect!