Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things My Mother Has Taught Me

Since Mother's Day is tomorrow, I'm doing a sort of Mother's Day special on advice from my mom. Most of it has been gleaned indirectly, from seeing how she does what she does.

(Edit 20.Jun.2010: The companion Father's Day blog can be found here.)

Some things my mother has taught me:
  • +Unplug your toaster after using it, or the next lightning storm will destroy it for sure.
  • +Use coupons, discount cards, and mad haggling skills to get things cheaper. Also, take advantage of rummage sales, thrift stores, garage sales, and friends who are getting rid of stuff.
  • +Take vacations.
  • +Make sure your tires aren't flat before you get in your car.
  • +Archie comics are the best comics.
  • +If something isn't perfect (including purchased items and food at restaurants), complain until they fix it or make it up to you. After all, you paid for it.
  • +It is perfectly okay to collect toys when you aren't a kid anymore.
  • +McDonald's is good. Burger King is evil.
  • +On hot days, don't go outside between 11 AM and 3 PM. Between 3 and 6ish is fine, but after that the mosquitoes come out and you have to go back inside.
  • +Cats are completely worth the trouble it takes to own them.
  • +Be nice to your mother, or your life will be much harder than it needs to be.
  • +Always check under your car for gators and rapists.
If you have any motherly advice of your own to add, share it in a comment!

1 comment:

thedavemyster said...

Hahaha! I agree with all of it...except for the restaurant part...says the guy who worked in like 300 restaurants! =)~