My mom’s known to bust out with funny one-liners from time to time. Behold some of her recent gems …
… to my sister, who was stressing out over hosting a party: “Take a Valium and eat a couple Oreos and everything’ll be fine.”
… on Starbucks coffee: “The first few sips are kinda like drinking tobacco, but then it starts to taste like coffee.”
… while studying her wind-tussled hair in the rear-view: “Is that mirror right?”
My mother has some great catch phrases, too. Some are Barb originals; others are common expressions. Here’s a sampling of my favorite.
Do you need a slap? Mom’s not-so-rhetorical question when she senses I’m slipping into temperamental artist mode.
Everybody’s a critic. In other words, there’s already enough negativity and judgment in the world; why add more? It’s easy to criticize someone, but perhaps more original to seek out a person’s endearing qualities.
If you’re bored, you’re boring. This statement always put an end to my whining. Who wants to be boring? Besides, you really don’t have to go very far in this world to find something interesting to observe.
Count your blessings. I blogged about blessing-counting a few months ago; click here for the post.
If you can find it, you can eat it: Her usual response when my siblings or I asked, “Hey Ma, is there anything to eat?”
What words of wisdom has your mother passed on to you?
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