In a search for something quick to write about today I stumbled or bumbled upon this site. A question for every day of the week, not bad. A great fallback for days like today, when I was so caught up in doing almost nothing (well, that is not really true. I did stuff...) that the nothing almost turned into nothing for a post. Since I didn't get my *g* photos taken either (part of the nothing that was something, just not that), I decided this idea was as good as any, and probably a lot better than some. The prompt:
My mother has taught me that I must vacuum the house daily, I was not born in a barn and therefore must remember to shut the front door behind me, and that if I want nice skin I have to wash my face twice a day. What three random things has your mother taught you?
What three things? Hard to narrow it down, but here goes. I learned, sort of indirectly, the importance of stability in a child's life. A homelife with parents that are dependable and there with you, and if I have done nothing else, I gave my kids two parents that have worked it out their whole childhoods. I learned a love of music and got a soundtrack for my youth. And for better or worse (depending on who you ask) she taught me to knit, purl and turn a four stitch cable. After that I was on my own.
So, please share, on your blog or in the comments. What are three things that you learned from your mom?
Two hundred sixty-nine to go. Three things I have probably taught my girls: To love reading (and how to block everybody out when you are lost in a book), to persevere through adversity (my way of saying it? Suck It Up!) and that nobody wants "she had the cleanest house" on their gravestone. heh.