13 Things a Mom Would Never Say!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

We all remember things that our moms said to us as we were growing up. Make your bed. Do your homework. Take the trash out. Wear clean underwear. And of course that classic: Well if all the kids jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?

I read a list of things once that a mother would never say:

  1. Be good and for your birthday and I will give you a motorcycle.
  2. How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?
  3. Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I will be happy to feed and walk him every day for you.
  4. Don’t bother wearing a jacket today. That chill is bound to improve.
  5. The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It is not like I am running a prison around here.
  6. Let me smell that shirt. Yeah. It’s good for another week.
  7. I think a cluttered bedroom is a sign of creativity.
  8. Oh yeah. I used to skip school too.
  9. Go ahead and leave all the lights on. It makes the house more cheery.
  10. Could you turn that music up a little louder so I can enjoy it too?
  11. No I don’t have a tissue with me. Use your sleeve.
  12. Well if Josh’s mom says it’s OK, it’s OK with me too.
  13. Run and bring me the scissors. Hurry!

Well, God has blessed mothers in a special way. And moms certainly deserve their own day. When you stop and think about it, every thing we have learned in life we probably learned from our mothers.

Consider these statements of American presidents as they talked about the influence of their mothers on their lives. George Washington said, “The greatest teacher I ever had was my mother.”

Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am or hoped to be I owe to my angel mother.”

Theodore Roosevelt said in part, “The mother is the one supreme asset of our national life. She is more important by far than the most successful statesman or businessman or artist or scientist.”

And it was Ronald Reagan who said of his mother, “From my mother I learned the value of prayer and how to have dreams and believe that they could come true.”