Do you guys garden? I can’t. I kill everything green that crosses my path (minus this one succulent that I grew forever). I definitely, DEFINITELY have a black thumb. My mom on the other hand does not.
So, I was talking to my younger (and only) brother, R, on the phone Saturday evening, and I was telling him how The Husband had spent the whole day doing yardwork and that I planted some tomato and strawberry plants in containers for our front porch. He didn’t let me even finish telling him about it and blurts out, “Katie, you idiot! Don’t you know that you’re not suppose to plant things until after Mother’s Day.” He also went on to tell me that it was “the most important piece of advice” that our mom has given him.
Now mind you, this kid is newly 26-years-old. He’s never planted anything in his life nor does he ever worry about frost, because up until last month, he’s lived in California for his entire post-graduation life.
I could not stop laughing that this was “the most important piece of advice” that he has retained from our mom. So it got me thinking about what was my most important that I have learned from my mom, and even though she’s taught me a ton (like everything I know about gardening, sewing, etc.), I think my favorite advice is “Don’t worry about what others think of you.” Especially when you decide to wear paisley and stripes together! ;)
What other “Mom-isms” do you all adhere to?
- On Target item: Merona Boyfriend Denim Jeans (super similar)
- Sunglasses: Gap Outlet (similar)
- Shirt: Old Navy (exact)
- Watch: Target (exact)
- Purse: Merona, Target (exact)
- Shoes: Old Navy (exact)