I was talking to my sister in law Jennifer earlier today. We were discussing some things about my Mom, some positive, some not so positive. I started thinking about all the advice she had given me growing up. Again, some positive, some not so positive.
She used to tell me "the way to your family's heart is through their stomach." So true in our family!
When someone was mean to me at school, she'd said "Kill 'em with kindness." Yeah, ok. Not easy for a 10 y.o. It usually worked short term. But years later, I realized that I never learned to resolve conflicts, just to lay down and become a door mat.
Regarding shopping for (in my opinion) un-needed items, she'd say "It's better to ask for forgiveness than to beg for permission." Ummm...not such good advice. She had been married for many, many years with a totally different life ahead of her. I was newly married, new baby, not a good idea to be buying new...everything.
"You must buy good bras!" oh so true Mom - now that's good advice.
Any advice your Mom gave you (or mother in law) that was either useful or a bunch of bull honky?
Weren't we cute in 1977?