Saturday, April 11, 2009

What My Mom Taught Me

I've been thinking a lot about what my mom has taught me over the years. Actually not just my mom but my grandmothers and my mother-in-law. Mom's really do know everything.

My Mom taught me if a cookie recipe DOESN'T have milk in don't need to spray the cookie sheet. She taught me how to make bread WITHOUT a breadmaker. I kneaded it and rolled it up, making sure to pinch it so there wouldn't be big air bubbles in it. She taught me how to cross-stitch and attempted to teach me how to crochet (multiple times) but it never took. She gets points for trying. She taught me how to fold towels into thirds. This was because of the odd shape of the cabinet in our bathroom. She taught me how to care for others. I watched my mom take care of my grandmother when she was sick. My grandmother passed away in our house and I feel a lot of comfort in the fact that my mom with with her when she passed away.

Both of my grandmothers taught me a lot.
*Keep licorice in a drawer at all times just in case my dad comes over.
*How to color decorative glass bowels by putting them in the sun.
*How to count to 20 in Dutch.
*How to throw the BEST pinata party in the world.
*Having a 'game closet' with lots of fun and unique games and toys is THE BEST!
*Oil of Olay is the only thing you need to keep your skin soft.

And now that I have a mother-in-law that is a MACHINE she has taught me a lot as well. She has taught me that butter is better than margarine, meat will make my husband happy, and ALL THE MOTHERS have taught my, by example, to give of myself.

I probably should have waited until Mother's Day to do this, but isn't every day mother's day?


Becky said...

That was a nice tribute. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Wow, that was awesome. I feel like I learned a bunch by reading that.

So how DO you color a bowl with the sun?

Jen said...

What a great post!