Let’s talk about those MOM Codes?
Is it just me or does it seem like mothers are not getting enough support? In a perfect world every mom has a mentor. Their mentor ensures that they follow the mom codes. What? You never heard of the mom codes?
Basically, it’s a bunch of unwritten rules that all moms, well most moms should follow to help get them through those trying mom child rearing times. As they surly will come. Here is a few from the book. Feel free to share them and add your own.
-Have your own. Go ahead and be independent.As a parent, I want you be. By legal and ethical means of course.
-Have your own opinions and thoughts. Being a puppet is hard work.
-Never, “Throw the brick and hide your hand.” It could be the difference in a friend laughing with you and you loosing total respect.
-Let the kids go out to play AND resolve problems on their own. Now, with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don’t know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it. Parents stay out of it. (this goes for the small ones)
-Always be grateful! People don’t like it when you start to smell yourself.
-Your words have power. Don’t be a fool and cross yourself up.
-Value your time. If you don’t no one else will.
-Say what you mean and mean what you say.
-Volunteer! There is no other way to show thanks to God for giving you the ability to help others.
-Be able to say you’re sorry and mean it.
(I am on a roll huh?)
-How to handle gossip. Never take off your lip gloss for a toad.
-Learn a marketable craft and know how to get paid doing it. Jobs are NOT promised at birth.
-Dress for the weather. PLEASE!
-If you go to a funeral. Go to see other family and friends knowing that the spirit of the loved one has already left the body. After all, do you really want to remember them like that?
-Don’t bring men in and out of your child’s home like it’s a gym. That’s just tacky.
-Clean up after your self. May it be the social, business or spiritual.
-Learn how to prepare a healthy meal (or 5)!
-You can’t receive anything with a closed mind, hand or heart.
-Compassion is not a bad thing, but show too much too soon and people may take advantage of you…To be effective you must get in the habit of not always worrying about what other people are thinking of you. Be firm and clear about what you want then give them the opportunity to have their say.
-You have two ears and one mouth for a reason…
-Instill better manners than ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’
Look up when people enter the room. Go to the door when someone leaves. Well, that it for now.
Till the next chapter, QC Supermom