Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reasons I owe my parents

Thought you may appreciate this email I many of the 25 have you said???? I didn't realise I was adding so much to my child's education...but we never realise, do we?


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

3. My parents 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 parents taught me LOGIC.
' Because I said so, that's why.'

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

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

9. My parents taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

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

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

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

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

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

15. My parents 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 parents taught me about ANTICIPATION.
'Just wait until we get home.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Kim said...

OMG! I thought my mother was the only person to utter these words, rofl. Truly, how do we survive this?

Gina said...

Oh yes I remember those and yes I've said a few in my time aswell,

Love and hugs Gina xxx

anne bebbington said...


trashalou said...

i certainly heard several of those when I was growing up!

The Calico Cat said...

Based on number 25 alone, I must have been a perfect child!

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh my gosh! I've heard my mother say most of them, and I think I've said more of them than I havent. Toooo funny.

Needled Mom said...

Too funny and too familiar!!!

Elaine Adair said...

My word - all our parents learned these exact same statements!!

Bec said...

very familiar!