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Things I learned from my Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day Sunday, here are the 27 things I’ve learned from my mom (one for year year of my life.. and yes my organizational skills are one of the thing’s she’s passed on to her favorite daughter!) Some of are funny, some are serious, but they all make me think of my mom.

1. Family is more important than anything else.
2. Education is a close second to #1.
3. You can have everything in life, by may not get it all at the same time.
4. Timing is everything.
5. Give your best to everything you do, something done half-way is wasted effort.
6. Never quit anything. Ever.
7. You can never have too many candles around the house at Christmas.
8. You can never set the Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter/dining room table too early (she has been known to set the table a week before the meal takes place)
9. Never stop learning new things.
10. Your word is your bond, if you say you are going to do something, you need to always follow through and do it.
11. There’s nothing wrong with daily happy hour. A sour apple martini or greyhound at the end of the day is refreshing.
12. The Cowboys are the only NFL team worth rooting for.
13. Knowing your ancestry and where you come from is just as important as knowing where you are going.
14. Always set goals, without an endpoint in mind you’re just wandering through life.
15. When getting on an airplane, always make sure you have a change of clothes in your carry on. Just in case.
16. Sometimes you do things you don’t want to, it’s part of being an adult. But the bad things are only as miserable as you make it, so smile and you may have fun.
17. Even if you don’t know how to use a camera, it doesn’t mean you like pictures any less.
18. Showing up at the airport 2 hours early… isn’t necessarily early enough.
19. If you have nothing else, you need to always have health insurance.
20. You can never have too many decorative rabbits on the Easter table.
21. You can never own too many silver pieces.
22. Familial belongings will never go into an estate sale.
23. Taking two naps is acceptable Sunday behavior.
24. Taking one of those naps during the Cowboy game is also acceptable behavior. And no, you cannot change the channel during said nap.
25. Being the VP of Finance and having your CPA doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t spend all summer watching Big Brother on CBS.
26. Whether you walk it or run it, a half marathon is the same distance for everyone. All that matters is that you finish with your head up.
27. No matter what happens, she’ll always be there to support and love me and my siblings… Even if we only get to the airport one hour before our flight.

I love you, Mom!!

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • KP May 18, 2011, 6:49 pm

    You’re such a suck up! I got mom an orchid for Mother’s day. Suck it. Just teasing.

  • epryor May 19, 2011, 6:28 am

    I’m pretty sure she hasn’t read this, but you should add any other Mom-isms you can think of!! I’d be curious what you’d say

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