Life Lessons Only Now Realized

As I was unloading the dishwasher tonight, I started thinking about some of the things my parents used to try to teach me when I was growing up (note the word “try”) – and how so many of them turned out to be true! I tend to be very random anyway, so it is no surprise that these “life lessons” would appear out of nowhere.

I’m sure I will try to instill some of the same principals in my girls, and they too will go unrecognized until the year 2027. My dad has been dead for almost 9 years now, and I can still hear him telling me some of these things.

  1. Nerds make good husbands.
  2. always say yes to the first guy that asks you (even if you don’t like him)
  3. kill ‘em with kindness.
  4. If you hang with dogs, you get fleas.
  5. say your prayers each night
  6. if you drink a lot of alcohol you’ll get big
  7. Be nice to you sister, one day you will be best friends.
  8. the grass is always greener on the other side
  9. Turn the other cheek
  10. It”s guilt by association
  11. credit card debt is the root of all evil
  12. Don’t try to keep up with the Jones’
  13. Be a friend to everyone.
  14. Death is part of life (ironically, my father died a few years after telling me this)
  15. Spend quality time with your mom/dad, one day you will be glad you did.
  16. Any my personal favorite.. if you have sex you’re gonna get pregnant.