Mother’s Day is around the corner which means it’s time to celebrate moms everywhere! One of my favorite things to hear from others are their favorite mom-isms. I think all moms can remember a time when we would tell ourselves that we would never become our mothers.
Twenty something years later, we find ourselves uttering the same sayings that our mothers would say. You know – the ones that would drive you crazy? My mother would say things that didn’t even make sense to me like, “Make sure you always have on clean underwear in case you get into an accident” or “Don’t make me wash your mouth out with soap!”
If I ever got into an accident, the last thing I would be thinking about is if I had clean underwear on and these days, a lot of soaps are made to actually taste like fruits so it wouldn’t be that bad, right?
Reflecting on some of the things I endured growing up with my mother almost seems as if Diary of a Wimpy Kid was based on my teenage years.
Perhaps the best story I have about my mom is something I can laugh about now, but at the time it wasn’t funny. Like most teenage girls, I had a habit of just throwing clothes on my bedroom floor – clean or dirty. I had a system and it drove my mother crazy. One day she was so fed up she decided to do something about it.
I came home from school and went up to my room. Everything was gone. All of my clothes and anything else that was on my floor was gone. My mom was standing in the doorway and said, “If you treat your things like garbage, I’ll just keep throwing them out.”
I thought to myself that she wouldn’t have thrown out all of my stuff. That’s ridiculous! She probably had them in garbage bags hiding somewhere just to teach me a lesson. Turns out, I was wrong. She did throw out all of my stuff – out of my bedroom window onto the front lawn.
I spent the next two hours picking everything up off the yard and even had to fish stuff out of the trees with a fishing pole. Needless to say, I never put another piece of clothing on my bedroom floor ever again!
Even though our moms embarrass us, drive us crazy, make us mad or say the wrong things at the wrong time, it’s what we love most about them. We might not admit it, but they are. The random things we endure because of our mothers make the best stories. In fact, when my 8 year old daughter throws her clothes on the bedroom floor, I remind her of what my mom did and she runs straight to her room and picks everything up.
S, thank you, mom! Without going through some of the craziest moments of my life with you, I wouldn’t be the most awesome mom in the world (according to my daughter). What are your favorite mom-isms? Share them with us and then check out our Facebook page for our celebrate mom contest!