Today, Heather tagged me in a post on Facebook and I promptly started getting “someone likes a post you were tagged in” notices on my phone which I had to ignore because I was already doing my “one thing.” I’m thinking… “OK, WHAT in the world did Heather do now?” 😉 I don’t get on FB often and while I was compelled to THINK about doing it after this series… I did not. So, I had no idea what Heather dragged me into 😉 …
Until later, when I randomly read her blog… and I cried…
(obviously, I owe an apology for assuming Heather dragged me into something I didn’t want to be dragged into 🙂 )
And then I felt my own mother smirking at me because many of the things Heather said, my own mother taught me… [BUT, HEATHER…. I LEARNED THEM THE FIRST TIME! (ok, maybe the 2nd 😉 )]. Over the years, I took some of my own mother’s advice and “tweaked” them, or “learned a lesson the hard way [see? that one is even a blog category!],” made lists and added to them. [many people ask me for my camping or birthday LISTS ;-)] This was WAY BEFORE KIDS… some even before marriage… You name it, I probably have a list for it!
…AND I STILL HAVE THEM! These lists are surely what Heather is referring to in her blog, and clearly, she does not own a washer and dryer or that would have been near the top of her soapbox 😉
And while I sit here and smirk at Heather for FINALLY realizing what the heck I was talking about, I’m watching Ashley and William (because I’m ASSUMING Courtney has learned, while living in China, through “baptism by fire”), and thinking, “they probably still live in an oblivious state of ignorance” but after Heather’s HUGE HEARTWARMING COMPLIMENT [http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/heather/2015/05/31/459/] there is hope that maybe I’m not completely “off my rocker” with all my crazy reminders.
And I’m totally laughing as well, because, while Heather may not realize it… she needs to thank her grandmothers, and aunts, and great-aunts… and ‘friends of her parents that have know her since before she was born”… Often, I’d get ideas from THEM on “things SOMEONE should remember to do.”
Many of my crazy reminders were created because one of my kids would do something that needed cleaning up… and I should remind myself every now & then, to go see if that child… left stuff like fish tank supplies on the floor where they calcified………..
In the fashion of actually STEALING Heather’s blog title: “Mothers. Don’t Take Them for Granted”