Sunday, 10 May 2015

blog everyday in may: mother's day!

Even though Mother's Day has come and gone here in the UK, it's still Mother's Day back in the States. And today's prompt--my most important lessons from my mom/grandma--is perfectly fitting. But I have to confess that these lessons are ones I've gleaned from all the women in my family, even if they're not pictured in this post.

These fine ladies have taught me a lot over the past 24 years, so much so that it'd be impossible to mention everything. But I'll try to highlight the things I remember most.

1. Always keep your toenails painted and wear cute underwear. (This is technically my mom's rule for going to the doctor, since you don't know what they're going to tell you and it might be a while before you can reach your toes.)

2. A good eye-roll or raised eyebrow can say more than a whole paragraph.

3. Crafting of any kind is a worthwhile hobby.

4. Acknowledge your loved ones' milestones, even if it's just a birthday card. And write your thank-yous.

5. Tell people you love them.

6. The best gifts you'll ever give are the ones that seem like a little thing--something they mentioned off-handedly and forgot about.

7. Don't let anyone sass you and never, ever underestimate the power of women. The women of my family run our family in many ways and they're incredible, inspiring people. I don't know how they do all the things they do and still find energy to be such hoots. :)

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there--you're amazing!

What lessons did you learn from the women in your family?


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  1. Yes to the underwear rule! Once Fredrik was going to get a chest x-ray and I asked him if he had on good underwear and he looked at me like I was crazy but I told him you never know what could happen at the hospital so you need to have on your good underwear!

    1. Exactly! It's always best to have your good underwear on if there's a chance that someone can see it :)


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