Good afternoon, dear friends!
Another week almost over…where does the time go? Another busy week of school, games and everything else…does anyone else feel that time is just flying by?
I made a little card yesterday which got me thinking about the subject for my post today…
This wonderful Mom image is from Crafty Secrets’ “Domestic Goddess” Creative Scraps…one of my favorites!
I love the new scallop stamp from their new “Artsy Banners” stamp set…so many things you can do with it!
I just added some lovely vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, some crocheted lace, ribbon tinted with Gold Glimmer Mist, platinum Stickles for a bit of sparkle, and that’s it!
I’ve been thinking alot lately about little sayings…platitudes, if you will…little things we as mothers say that are meant to gently remind, teach, or even mildly scold those in our care…where did they start?
My Great-Grandmother, Mary always sad that it was a privilege to do the dishes, and that you shouldn’t do them unless you enjoyed doing it. (Can’t say I always feel the same, but I’m glad I think of her when I do the dishes!)
I also remember her every time I make a sandwich. She said to always make them with love, and that the spread should always go to the edges of the bread.
My Grandmother, LaPriel instructed her children to always smile before they answered the phone, so that the person on the other end would know they’d reached a happy home.
My other Grandmother, Velda would tell me to always leave a bathroom looking like you’d never been in it….still have a problem with that one!
What sayings do you use? What do you remember from your childhood? Here are a few more classic “Mom-isms”, along with mother and child photos from my family…
“Remember who you are!”
“You are the apple of my eye!”
“Remember to always act like a lady…”
“A word to the wise is sufficient…”
“Just one step at a time…”
“Laughter is the best medicine!”
“Don’t make that face! What if your face freezes like that?!”
“You’ll always be my little princess.”
“Practice makes perfect!”
“Look both ways before you cross the street!”
“Don’t forget to wear your hat!”
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness…”
“No running by the pool!”
“Wait till your father gets home!”
“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right!”
“Don’t go in the water for half an hour after you eat!”
“You are what you eat…”
“I will always love you…no matter what!”
And that, my friends, is the best one of all.