Sunday, May 11, 2008


I pinched this from The Old Tarf...
25 Reasons I owe my Mother

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

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL .
'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
' Because I said so, that's why.'

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the shops with me.'

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
'Make 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 mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!' or 'You can cut that out lad, or you'll be smiling on the other side of your face in a minute.'

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA
'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
'Stop acting like your father!'

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.'

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
'Just wait until we get home.'

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stay that way.'

19. My mother taught me ESP.
'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'

20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.
'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT
'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
'You're just like your father.'

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25. And my favourite:
My mother taught me about JUSTICE
'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.

I think I have said almost all of these to one or other of my kids over the years!

Another one I love and have said a million times....

When I can hear a kid screaming outside: "There better be blood, or you are in trouble for all that screaming"!

In fact, there's heaps more I'm sure!

ANYWAY, it's Mother's Day ! Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums out there, I hope you have a fantastic day.
Amanda and Andrew arrived here safely last night... they are, like me, still in bed .... I'm waiting for breakfast in bed, somehow I don't think it's going to happen! Oh well.... better get up, fed the kids, tidy the house in readiness for this afternoon's Open Home.

Wouldn't it be nice to be spoilt on Mothers Day? HUH! I have vacumed, washed floors, made beds, tidied rooms, dusted.... shit you get the drift! One day....
Amanda and Andrew have taken the kids out for me so I could get the house tip-top for viewing... only 1 couple through today... they LOVE the house (who doesn't?)... just wait and see now.

Totally knackered .... gunna relax for a while.... before getting dinner for everyone. 'Mothers Day" my arse!
End of Day: yeah baby, I DID feed everyone.... with a little help from the local takeaway shop! Stuff cooking on Mothers Day! NSV: got lots of exercise, felt good too. nite nite.


  1. I waited for breakfast in bed too!! Didn't happen and that's with a chef in the house!! Not impressed:-(

  2. That was bloody fantastic - I'm sitting here with tears of laughter streaming down my face. Happy mothers day! Love Zxx

  3. Love the post! Who knew Moms in Alabama and Moms in your part of the world are/were so much alike!

    And tell Annonymous "BITE ME". You keep taking care of those precious babies and give them a good life. I mean, why is it when we help we're "enabling" and when we don't we're "bad parents"?! Hmmm...for what my two cents is worth, keep right on taking care of those kids and if anyone doesn't like it, look them in the eyes and say "BITE ME". ~jan

  4. Happy Mothers day to you too!

  5. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Hope the kids are spoiling you rotten today and making you a yummy lunch to make up for no breakie in bed.

  6. I love that so much!!!!

  7. Happy Mothers Day hunny!

  8. Awww, I'm sorry you had to clean on Mother's Day.

  9. Happy Mothers Day....


    hope you had a good day (after cleaning the house).

    Kids got me a silver turtle necklace and a gold studded turtle key ring G me lucky aye.


    P.S. Spend it wisley

  11. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Ahhhh... had to chuckle over those but mostly over your comments! My husband made arrangements to bring a gal in from another state today to interview... so, not only will he not be here most of the afternoon and evening but he's making another guy go in too. He's feeling a bit sheepish about it all now.

    I will be cleaning myself. I'm glad y'all at least were able to do take out.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  12. #25 is my favorite too, but so far it has not worked on my kids. They keep insisting they will live with us forever.


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