Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mothers . . .

How many of you remember your Mother saying this to you?



"I'm only doing this for your own good."

"Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.'

"If I had talked to your grandmother the way you talk to me . . . "

"Always put toilet paper on the seat - but don't sit down! Squat!"

"Don't sit so close to the televsion set, it'll ruin your eyes."

"The important thing is to get a good bra."

"Don't wear white until Easter or after Labor Day."

'If you want to be beautiful you have to be willing to suffer a  little."

"Get your hair out of your eyes!"

"Don't go in the water for 30 minutes after eating."

"Do you think your generation invented sex?"

And my favorite "Stand up straight" and then she'd dig her thumb into our spine. LOL

My sister and I always had to: lift our feet up, cross our fingers, touch the roof of the car, touch something blue, make a wish and hold our breath every time we went over the railroad tracks.

And we ALWAYS had to sit down and count to 30 if we forgot something in the house and had to go back in.



Just a little trip down memory lane for me today - I don't know what got me started thinking about my Mom. She was a hoot. "Lucy" legs and all.

Boy I wish she could see my kids!!!

Gotta go get my hair done . . . BYE!
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23 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Karen, I love this post! What a beautiful lady your mama is! (I always use the present tense even when our loved ones have passed on, she is still beautiful!) Your list is so much like mine would be... mamas are so special, and I miss my mama every single day too... but I know she is always watching over me and close by... my favorites on your list that my mama always said too were "always put toilet paper on the seat and don't sit, squat"... to this day, I still "squat"! And mama was always telling us to "stand up straight"... I am 5'3" so I thought I was standing up straight??? I love to hear these kinds of things you posted... I find myself saying many of my mama's sayings still... she always said "never put shoes on a table, it is bad luck"... NO shoes on our table, ever! Thanks for sharing precious memories... xoxo Julie Marie

Betty said...

Karen,
Yes, this post brings back many memories...

Many times, I along with other family members, would hear Mama say, "that's what I thought." Now when we are together and we hear that phrase we all in unison say,"Mama"... or Grandma" ....

We could never sing at the table...or we would be crying before morning.

My husband's father was very superstitious and he would turn his hat around if a black cat ran across the road in front of him...

Thank you for visiting with me...snow is forecast again for Saturday. If that happens it will indeed set a record for our area in the deep south...

Blessings...Betty

Betty said...

Karen,
Yes, this post brings back many memories...

Many times, I along with other family members, would hear Mama say, "that's what I thought." Now when we are together and we hear that phrase we all in unison say,"Mama"... or Grandma" ....

We could never sing at the table...or we would be crying before morning.

My husband's father was very superstitious and he would turn his hat around if a black cat ran across the road in front of him...

Thank you for visiting with me...snow is forecast again for Saturday. If that happens it will indeed set a record for our area in the deep south...

Blessings...Betty

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

How true is that...and your Mom...."A Vintage Beauty".

Moms are God's gift.....now that mine is retired...she comes once a week to my house and makes us a home~cooked~MOM Meal~

:)

BellaRosa said...

Karen amor, I loved this post :) I laughed and my ees watered, I am so lucky to sill have my mama here to say these things to me, my new favorite is...Oh you look healthy amor, which translates to...Your gaining weight lol but I know she says these things with love..My Ita, I miss everyday, she raised me when I was little and was the one that taught me to sit like a lil lady when wearing dresses or for that matter anything :) and how talking back to my mama or her, put me on the angels naughty list and that they had the in with God, so I better be careful :) yeah to this day...I still remember that one everytime I bite my lip when I am about to say something back to my mama...did I mention I am 42 :) maybe I shoulda used that more on my own kids :)

Your mama is beautiful and she is so very proud of the woman you have become and the woman you have yet to be :) Besos,Rose

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
What a sweet post. I find myself repeating many of the things that my Mother would say to me. Her favorite was when I wanted something...she would say, "well, people in hell want icewater...!"
I now look in the mirror and see my Mom, but that's ok, I can handle it now!

I love your post.

hugs
Sissie

Love the Decor! said...

Nice memories. Who would have thought we would be saying similiar things to our own children?
My mom's favorite" don't make that face, your face
will get stuck that way" seriously who says this? :)
You must be missing your momma today... I am missing dad as well this day. Blessings and comfort to you!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a sweet post, Karen. I would roll my eyes when my mother would say things like this and now I'd do anything to hear her say them again. I wonder if I have to be annoying to my kids to have them remember me this well! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This brings back tons of memories of my mom too. I sure wish she was here too. Can't wait to see you on Friday. Hugs, Marty

Theresa said...

Yep, Mothers... sweet, special and memories galore. Love all the sayings and I know you miss her, because I sure miss mine:( Have a wonderful evening and thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Theresa said...

Yep, Mothers... sweet, special and memories galore. Love all the sayings and I know you miss her, because I sure miss mine:( Have a wonderful evening and thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Cozy Little House said...

This was beautiful, Karen. Poignant and fun and so sweetly said. She must have been quite a lady. I envy you that. And I'm so happy you have these memories, even the ones that seemed so silly back then!
Brenda

Debby said...

Hi Karen, this is the post of the day. It was a great stroll down memory lane. Loved reading it.
Debby

Our Back Porch said...

OMGosh! Yep, my Mom said many of those things growing up! The toilet seat cracked me up as it was very familiar! Thanks for sharing your little trip down memory lane. I am sure you miss your Mom very much. I hate the day that will come when my Mom is gone! Sending you hugs.

Rebecca

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, I do still stand up straight, thanks to my mom putting her fist in my back all the time! Not only does this sound like my mother...it sounds a little like me talking to my kids! Don't tell anyone.

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi, your post is so true. I lost my Mum when i was 10, but i still remember her saying many of the things you listed. If we could all have them a little longer... such memories, but she will always be with me.

Mieke said...

It seems Mothers are the same no matter on which side of the planet you live ! This list sounds very familiar to me :))

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Karen,
You are so funny.
I thought only MY Mother said those things (eyes rolling) haha
oh...if only we could have them back here to hear all of those phrases again. Instead of huffing and puffing at her, I'd be hugging and kissing her now.
Not a day that goes by do you not think about her, huh?
Here's a hug from me...

debi said...

My mom, and dad said all of those things to me. What a great post!

And very timely...not five minutes ago, I was having a little sad, tearful period, thinking about my dad. I miss him, and my mom so much!

Thanks for the great post!
Hugs

Amy Arnaz said...

Karen ~ I remember all of those! When mini-skirts were popular (late 60's) my little mother always said: "You're not going out of the house in that skirt!" and when really long bangs were popular, she always echoed your mom in saying, "get your hair out of your eyes." Gosh, this took me down memory lane. Fun read! xoxo Amy

Nina Diane said...

oh yes...my mom said ALL of those! And I think I have said a few of them to my kids..haha

Connie said...

Yes...your mom was a special lady and I do remember her saying a few of those lines. You are so blessed to have had her for your mother and you have so many good memories.

She would be so proud of your boys and YOU as she was!!!

Love you, Connie

June said...

Karen this post is so dear. Yep, my mom said all those things to. Your mom is so cute in that picture.
hugs