I find that more and more often I am one of those older folks (that not too long ago I would giggle at)..you know the ones who say things like: I remember when…. or When I was a kid….. I thought I’d never get there, but I so have! The other day, Hubbie sent me a list of “Things You Don’t Hear Anymore” and I was relating to almost all of them! Do you recognize any of these?
Don’t go outside with your school clothes on! I grew up going to public school and didn’t wear a uniform but there was definitely a big difference in our school clothes and our play clothes…and my mother was none too happy to find you playing after school before you had changed your clothes.
Go comb your hair. It looks like a rat’s nest! So, my mother.
Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won’t get on it. Makes perfect sense to me.
You’ve torn the knees out of the pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on. Okay, I even tried to patch one of my boy’s pants when they were younger and I couldn’t even find patches anymore. Patches are now decorative accessories.
Don’t forget to wind the clock before you go to bed. I’m not kidding…my children even have to stop and think when they have to READ an “old-fashioned” clock – not digital!
Wash your feet before you go to bed…you’ve been playing outside all day barefooted. I’m wondering if we were that dirty, why didn’t we just take a bath??
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here; its getting hot. We bought a house with central air conditioning when I was in 8th grade and thought we had moved into “high cotton”. It had a dishwasher too!!
You can walk to the store; it won’t hurt you to get some exercise. My friends and I loved going to the store for our moms. We usually rode our bikes. We rode our bikes everywhere and stayed outside all day long – unattended. Our moms never “worried” about us. (Life was good.)
Don’t sit too close to the TV; its hard on your eyes. OR Don’t cross your eyes; they will stick that way. Too funny.
And two of my personal favorites:
If you get a spanking in school and I find about it, you’ll get another one when you get home. Indeed. And,
If you pull that stunt again, I’ll wear you out! A total classic. I so hope my brother is reading this!! 🙂 Have a memory-filled weekend!