Moms are full of useful information, but there are plenty of things they purposefully left out…
Stay tuned til the end to hear our joke of the day!
1. Thanksgiving Dinner is No Fun
All the work and preparation. A house full of relatives. A big Thanksgiving dinner might have looked festive when you were a kid, but your mom didn’t enjoy it as much as you did.
2. Getting Older Sucks
Creaking joints, extra weight, doctor appointments, diminishing eyesight and back aches… You may have thought your mom aged gracefully, but she was just trying to shield you from the ugly truth.
3. She Dyed Her Hair
How did your mom manage to keep her natural hair color all those years? Well, she didn’t. That beautiful blond hair came out of a bottle and now it’s time for you to jump on the bandwagon too.
4. Babies Aren’t Always Cute
Your mom desperately wanted to be a grandmother, so some of the things she never told you include midnight feedings, endless diapers and debilitating sleep deprivation. Welcome to parenthood!
5. Don’t Expect Perfection
You will always be perfect in your mother’s eyes, so she may have glossed over the fact that the rest of the world doesn’t think so. The best thing you can do is adopt a flexible attitude and learn to roll with the punches.
6. Dealing with Money is Hard
Your mom might have actually tried to impart this advice, but there is nothing like the school of hard knocks to bring it home. Dealing with finances is never easy, and chances are your mom struggled just as much as you do.
7. She Didn’t Have All the Answers
Your mom might have seemed like a font of wisdom when you were young, but chances are she was just as lost as you feel now. You will spend a large portion of your life just muddling through, so don’t fight it. In Life, we’re all novices!
8. Take a Chance Now and Then
Mom’s primary job was to keep you safe. Now that you are on your own, you shouldn’t be afraid to take a risk. So start training for that marathon, drive across the country, embark on a new relationship. You only live once!
9. Some People Peak in High School
Your mom probably spent a lot of time soothing your hurt feelings during your teenage years. But many of the kids who were mean to you were living the last of their glory days. That quarterback who ignored you probably isn’t so hot anymore.
10. You Will Want to Kill Your Kids
This usually happens during the teenage years, when you go from being all-knowing parent to a creature whose very existence embarrasses your offspring. Don’t worry, your kids will come back, and you can start imparting your own wisdom once again.
And here is the joke of the day!
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like!”