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Buzzard2010
02-28-2011, 10:26 AM
WHAT 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 this 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 store 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!'

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA
'You'll sit there until all that SOUP 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 get stuck 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 tent?'

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 '

1991-C4
02-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Nice job!

My mother just turned 89 and has lived in an assisted living facility for a little over a year. She still knows who I am. She remembers things that happened to her when she was 5 but she can't remember what she ate for breakfast this morning. I know it is only going to get worse.

But because of all those great lessons, no matter how painful it is to see her this way, I still visit her although she stopped being my mother a long time ago because now its my turn to pay her back. She will always be my Mom.

6string
02-28-2011, 05:01 PM
Nice job!

My mother just turned 89 and has lived in an assisted living facility for a little over a year. She still knows who I am. She remembers things that happened to her when she was 5 but she can't remember what she ate for breakfast this morning. I know it is only going to get worse.

But because of all those great lessons, no matter how painful it is to see her this way, I still visit her although she stopped being my mother a long time ago because now its my turn to pay her back. She will always be my Mom.

She will always be your mum, and you will always be her baby.... As hard as it is to see her like this, make the most of any time that you get to see her.

I lost my father recently after he had a stroke which pretty much left him a vegetable.
I can't be sure, but I think it was harder for him to have me seeing him like that than it was for me to see him like that, but visiting him as often as I could, even though I often think I could have made more effort, I'm glad I got to spend the time with him that I did, and I'm sure he felt the same.

I have no doubt that your mum would be feeling the same, even if the memory of you comes and goes, as you said, she will always be your mum :)

Moss
02-28-2011, 05:46 PM
"I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."

Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch

I love you too, mom. :)