Friday, May 7, 2010
Mother Knows Best
In honor of Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I'd like to do a tribute to my mom and all the little things she taught me through words and example that have helped me maintain a healthy body through the years.
-For not allowing us to watch television on beautiful summer afternoons and telling us to go outside and play instead.
-For spending the whole day at the pool with us when you had dozens of things to accomplish at home.
-For asking "What's wrong?" when I obviously had a bad day instead of letting me drown my sorrows in a bag of potato chips
-For making me ride my bike to visit my friends instead of driving me.
-For buying me that cool bike with a banana seat covered in bright flowers when I was in 3rd grade.
-For letting us walk to the neighborhood park to spend the afternoon.
-For taking us on family picnics and bringing hard boiled eggs, fruit and chopped vegetables to snack on when we were tired from hours of lawn darts and frisbee playing.
-For dropping us off at the ice skating rink for open skate on Saturday afternoons in January and February
-For teaching me that the ice cream man charges way too much and that I should save my money for something that will last more than five minutes
-For taking the whole family to pick fresh strawberries every June
-For occasionally buying chocolate covered raisins, my favorite, and letting me know that only having treats occasionally makes them so much more special
-For quitting smoking when you learned of the dangers of secondhand smoke. (This one means the most to me.)
Most of all, I want to thank my mom for always being there for me no matter what. I love you Mom, you're the best!
To all the moms out there, have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Did your mother teach you any valuable health lessons?
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