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Apr 19, 2014 16:00:30   #
AuntiE
 
Yet again, I take no credit for this. It was sent to me. I could almost hear the voices when I read this.

Most of our generation were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways.

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My father taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My father taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.."

14.. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My father taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !"

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Quote of the day:
"Faith is not about everything turning out ok. It's about being ok, no matter how things turn out."

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Apr 19, 2014 16:23:37   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
AuntiE wrote:
Yet again, I take no credit for this. It was sent to me. I could almost hear the voices when I read this.

Most of our generation were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways.

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My father taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My father taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.."

14.. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My father taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !"

*******************************

Quote of the day:
"Faith is not about everything turning out ok. It's about being ok, no matter how things turn out."
Yet again, I take no credit for this. It was sent ... (show quote)


I seem to remember most of those in my childhood as well.

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Apr 19, 2014 16:34:53   #
AuntiE
 
bahmer wrote:
I seem to remember most of those in my childhood as well.


How many did you use when raising your daughters? :lol: :lol:

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Apr 19, 2014 18:00:41   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
AuntiE wrote:
How many did you use when raising your daughters? :lol: :lol:


We used 16 on our daughters and son. Lets see we used numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 25. How about everybody else out there?

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Apr 19, 2014 18:18:52   #
AuntiE
 
bahmer wrote:
We used 16 on our daughters and son. Lets see we used numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 25. How about everybody else out there?


I used twelve, My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" however, modified and said a gazillion.

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Apr 19, 2014 18:31:01   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
AuntiE wrote:
I used twelve, My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" however, modified and said a gazillion.


Good one. My wife used a number of them and they were included in that list.

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Apr 19, 2014 18:35:12   #
AuntiE
 
bahmer wrote:
Good one. My wife used a number of them and they were included in that list.


I never did the wait till we get home. If there was public misbehavior, I would gently ask if a visit to the restroom was in order? After about the third time of such visits, the question sufficed to resolve the behavior.

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Apr 19, 2014 18:39:04   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
AuntiE wrote:
I never did the wait till we get home. If there was public misbehavior, I would gently ask if a visit to the restroom was in order? After about the third time of such visits, the question sufficed to resolve the behavior.


My wife was a softy like her mom was and she just couldn't bear the thought of hurting them and so they laughed at her because she didn't hurt their little buts but dad was different.

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Apr 19, 2014 18:44:25   #
lpnmajor (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
My wife was a softy like her mom was and she just couldn't bear the thought of hurting them and so they laughed at her because she didn't hurt their little buts but dad was different.


My Father taught me about telepathy, " that's a lie, here's why you did that ..."

He also taught me about accepting responsibility - "why do you make me beat you like that?"

I do not use those. I didn't like them much. :evil:

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Apr 19, 2014 18:46:39   #
AuntiE
 
bahmer wrote:
My wife was a softy like her mom was and she just couldn't bear the thought of hurting them and so they laughed at her because she didn't hurt their little buts but dad was different.


When the edict of go to your room occurred, it was, "go to your room and sit in the middle of the bed." There is no value in "go to your room" if the toys are still available. With the "sit in the middle of the bed" rule, the toys were right there and unavailable for play. If the behavior was truly egregious, the current favorite toy was set in prominent sight. :mrgreen:

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Apr 19, 2014 18:49:44   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
AuntiE wrote:
When the edict of go to your room occurred, it was, "go to your room and sit in the middle of the bed." There is no value in "go to your room" if the toys are still available. With the "sit in the middle of the bed" rule, the toys were right there and unavailable for play. If the behavior was truly egregious, the current favorite toy was set in prominent sight. :mrgreen:


You are really too cruel.

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Apr 19, 2014 18:55:15   #
AuntiE
 
lpnmajor wrote:
My Father taught me about telepathy, " that's a lie, here's why you did that ..."

He also taught me about accepting responsibility - "why do you make me beat you like that?"

I do not use those. I didn't like them much. :evil:


Without judging your Father, my statement, if it was a question of truthfulness, was pretty much, "Is that an accurate true statement?"

The one, written in stone, rule, in our house was to NEVER use the word promise unless we knew with 99.99% certainty we could keep the promise. It is still pretty much in effect on almost all things.

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Apr 19, 2014 18:59:46   #
lpnmajor (a regular here)
 
AuntiE wrote:
Without judging your Father, my statement, if it was a question of truthfulness, was pretty much, "Is that an accurate true statement?"

The one, written in stone, rule, in our house was to NEVER use the word promise unless we knew with 99.99% certainty we could keep the promise. It is still pretty much in effect on almost all things.


Promise? :-D

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Apr 19, 2014 19:06:45   #
AuntiE
 
bahmer wrote:
You are really too cruel.


:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :P :P :P :P :P :P

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Apr 19, 2014 19:07:14   #
AuntiE
 
lpnmajor wrote:
Promise? :-D


No! :!: :!:

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