When I was born, I weighed in at 10lbs 11 oz. For those of you spatially challenged that’s two 5-pound bags of sugar with a small grapefruit head. (Thanks for the push out Mom!) I guess if I asked her when the challenge of motherhood began, she could probably say right from the beginning. I wanted to come up with a Top 10 list to honor my Mom and let her know that even though I poke fun at her, I really do heed her advice.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Top 10 Valuable Translations from Mom
1. Ironing Clothes/Dressing up
Translation: Care about how you present yourself to the world
2. Buying multiple loaves of bread for the freezer
Translation: Be prepared for company or World War III. Either way, it’s good.
3. Czyś ty zwariowałas? Have you gone crazy?
Translation:I wouldn’t do that if I were you. Your idea is definitely doomed.
4. Buying multiple shampoo bottles, soap and toilet paper
Translation: You never have to experience running out of anything if you think ahead.
5. Shopping at thrift stores, hand-me-downs
Translation: Spend your money on the right things and send your daughter to college without loans
6. Running into the basement and dancing like a crazy person when my brothers band practiced The Beatles, “Twist and Shout”
Translation: You’re never too old to dance (especially in your own basement.)
7. “No money, no funny.”
Translation: No money, no funny.
8. The urge to cover things in plastic.
Translation: Take care of your things.
9. Owning vacuum cleaners of every shape and size.
Translation: Life gets messy in hard to reach areas. Have ways to clean it up.
10. Fighting with me over what’s a good or bad decision.
Translation: I love you.