It’s past Mother’s Day, but I was thinking about her today.

One of the best things she gave us growing up was NOT being overprotective. Scrapes, cuts, bee stings, sun burn, those were all “normal”, and not some major catastrophe.

We were allowed to run around in the rain during a summer thunderstorm, or stay out so long on the frozen pond our feet ached and throbbed as they thawed out, or drive in a snowstorm.

The point: We we’re allowed to be kids, and I am eternally grateful for that.


Those were the days, kids allowed to be kids! We learned more, burned more calories and had adventures.

If I ever complained about being bored, I was handed a chore. I think that only happen once. I use that with my kids. Works like a charm.

@prchrskd @JM @GenesRayBurn

My Mom's favorite phrase:

"If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean"

😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

@JM @GenesRayBurn Me either. You and I have discussed our screwy childhood but there were good times. One of my favorite times was when Mom & Dad were happy and getting along. We outside till dark, played in the rain in our underwear and Mom would catch June bugs and tie a string around it's leg & we'd fly that bug till he died.


IMO, acceptance of both the great times and the worst allows you to live a healthy life.


Shoot we weren't even allowed to report that little stuff to mom unless there was copious amounts of blood.

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