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It’s been a year since my Mother passed away but sometimes I can still hear her voice. Now before you have me committed, I should clarify…I hear her words, her tone and her opinion out of my own mouth on a regular basis. It’s true, despite my best efforts to distinguish myself from my Mother I have actually turned into her when I wasn’t looking! 

“If I can’t see you, you’re not safe!?

“Don’t make me come up there!”

“Decaf coffee is for sissies.”

“I am NOT going to tell you again!”

“If there’s no blood, you’ll live!”

“Because I’m the boss and I say so”

“If it hurts to move it, then stop moving it!”

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep quiet”

So it would appear that I must have found some benefit to the Mom-ism’s she shared with me. And it got me thinking, which of my words would I like my children to remember when they grow up? 

“Put others first, be generous and wait your turn”

“Make sure you laugh every day”

“You are not an individual if you look like everyone else”

“Be a good friend, and be sure you choose good friends”

“Use kind words, ALWAYS”

“Think before you act”

“Loving to read will enhance your whole life”

“If I can see your underwear, it’s time to get pants that fit!”

Well, regardless of whether my children absorb anything that I have said or not, I will continue to impart my “wisdom” in hopes that one day they will look at their children and say “I don’t care what [Joey] is allowed to do at his house…in this house I AM THE BOSS!”

Of course, that’s just how I see it from My Corner of the World.

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