03/23/22 I was raised on…

My house my rules…

– my mother
so much resentment stems from this, but spiteful actions have made me more independent. I purchased my first car at 18 after being told the variation, "my keys my rules." Fine. I will buy my own car and your rules can kiss my a$$.

Enough blue in the sky to sew a dutchman a pair of pants…

– my mother
this one always made me laugh when we were trying to decide whether to go to the state park, take off the poncho, or to determine if it was safe to go berry picking

You make your own weather…

– my mother
always with me. It reminds me that I can control how I feel in any given situation. It used to be said passive agressivly, but now I live it in earnest.

This is your project, not mine…

– my mother
the reliance on caregivers never even occured to me when I was younger. Quality work that deserved awards had to come from me...because it is my project. Not someone elses.
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12 thoughts on “03/23/22 I was raised on…

  1. I had to laugh at your second rule. Living in Dutch country I hear that often. Where I grew up it was …to make a sailor’s shirt. Who hasn’t heard that first rule. It must have been in the parent’s handbook that so many received.

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  2. Isn’t it funny how those things mold is into who we are today? I like how you took some of those things and really shaped them into what you wanted them to be or mean. I relate to this fully and deeply. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I love this format of remembering the saying you grew up with. I’ve recently started a list of the saying my mother use to say. At the oddest time I remember one. Some of my friends remember ones I told them and had forgotten. I plan to borrow your format sometime before the end of March! Thank you. My favorite is ” You make your own weather.” My mom would say, “Anyone can throw you the ball but if you catch it, your the fool!”

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