Monday, January 31, 2011

Life Lessons

1 – Don't disobey your mother or she'll chase you down the street with a tree branch.

2 – Don't take off a baby's diaper unless you have a clean one underneath it.

3 – Writing is an oxymoron. It's one of the hardest things to do, but is the most fun at the same time.

4 – If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

5 – Bloom where you are planted, whether you want to or not.

There's lots more . . . like

Don't spend more money than you make.


Don't procrastinate . . . it'll bite you in the hiney later.


Don't share your opinion unless you're asked for it.

But that's probably all I should share. For now, anyway.

What are some of yours?


  1. Always wash your hands before you leave the house.

  2. Those are some great words of wisdom. Unfortunately I am not feeling very wise myself today.

  3. Don't drop rocks off overpasses.

    Don't walk out the door leaving a 5-yr-old in the house. She'll just lock you out, open the window and yell that you can't get back in the door "cause it's freakin' locked!"

    If you make coconut cake, hide some for yourself or you won't get any.

    Don't disco dance next to glass bowls.

  4. LOL A tree branch, eh? That's big time. :)

  5. My mom never chased us with tree branches but she did jump in the pool fully clothed to yank us out of it, once or twice. Goes to show that you'd better know how to swim fast enough to escape.

    And Jill's additions totally made me giggle.

  6. Ah great words! You're the best.

  7. Ohhhh, I like those! They are all so true! #2 made me crack up and I nodded my head when I read #3. =)

  8. Don't drink too much coffee on an empty stomach.

    I love your #1!! :-)

  9. Don't even try to work on a WIP when the kids are on vacation! Thanks for commenting on my query over at Matt's blog the other day. :)

  10. Great thoughts! I can't think of any right now, but you should make this a series on your blog or something. :)

  11. Excellent. Especially the diaper one.

    For me, it's got to be something with work. Working hard for what you want or whatever. I can't think of anything right off the top of my head.

  12. These are great!
    Don't run with a sucker in your mouth.

  13. Hi, Shari! Oooh, my favorite one is 5! Thank you so much for posting this and for your sweet comment on my blog!


  14. Don't spit into the wind.

    Don't pee on an electric fence. (No really, don't. If you're a guy, kiss your posterity goodbye!)

    Plant your corn early.

    (On occasion I have used these as tips at restaurants when servers have been particularly snarky.)


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