Meshuganeh (mustbecrazy) wrote in whatmomsaid,
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My Mom Says

Mom says:

- Eat ginger ale and matzoh ball soup when you are sick.

- The more friends the better.

- Friends are the most important things in life. Forgive them their foibles.

- I hate cats: "They are disgusting creatures."

- It's never too late.

- Clean your room. It's a pig sty.

- Be on time.

- Never date a Republican. They are just a different kind of people than we are.

- Work to make the world a better place. (She doesn't express this explicitly in those words, but she says similar things and leads by example.)

- Visit your grandmother.

- Don't sleep past nine. Wake up early for a healthy start to the day.

- Don't drink anything after dinner. You'll just have to get up in the middle of the night.

- Eat right. Your body is your temple.

- Exercise, exercise, exercise. A healthy body makes a healthy mind.

- Non est butandem est. (Hey, I don't know how to spell in Latin. It means "To each his own.")

- We all make mistakes. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

- Marry a Jewish man. It help you live your life the way you should. (I'm paraphrasing, that's not exactly it.)

- Experiment, experiment, experiment. How else can you know yourself.

- And, "Virgin for the virgin," said when we were ordering drinks at a restaurant. I love strawberry daquiris, but drink them without alcohol. This would only be said-- and yes, it was repeated more than once, when the waiter was young, male, and good looking. Gah. It makes you want to confess every sexual act you have ever done.

- Eat ginger ale and matzoh ball soup when you are sick.

- The more friends the better.

- Friends are the most important things in life. Forgive them their foibles.

- I hate cats: "They are disgusting creatures."

- It's never too late.

- Clean your room. It's a pig sty.

- Be on time.

- Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

- Clean up after yourself. No one's going to do it for you.

- Take initiative.

- Never date a Republican. They are just a different kind of people than we are.

- Work to make the world a better place. (She doesn't express this explicitly in those words, but she says similar things and leads by example.)

- Visit your grandmother.

- Don't sleep past nine. Wake up early for a healthy start to the day.

- Don't drink anything after dinner. You'll just have to get up in the middle of the night.

- Eat right. Your body is your temple.

- Exercise, exercise, exercise. A healthy body makes a healthy mind.

- Everything in balance.

- Non est butandem est. (Hey, I don't know how to spell in Latin. It means "To each his own.")

- Get a job you love. It will make everything better.

- We all make mistakes. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

- Marry a Jewish man. It help you live your life the way you should. (I'm paraphrasing, that's not exactly it.)

- Experiment, experiment, experiment. How else can you know yourself.

- And, "Virgin for the virgin," said when we were ordering drinks at a restaurant. I love strawberry daquiris, but drink them without alcohol. This would only be said-- and yes, it was repeated more than once, when the waiter was young, male, and good looking. Gah. It makes you want to confess every sexual act you have ever done.
Here's my list. I am crossposting it to my journal. None of the phrases are in quotes, because they may not be exact, but that is their essence. I love the idea of this community and there is ample fodder for it. I would love to hear yours, even if they are cliched like some of mine are.
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