In "The Mom Song," Anita Renfroe compiled some of the advice Moms are famous for giving. She said she gathered what Moms say in a 24 hour period and condensed it to 175 seconds.
- What do you say that you really want your children to remember?
- What do you want them to remember when they have children of their own?
- Are there things you want them to remember that you haven't said yet?
Those are a few of the questions I ask myself when I'm trying to be a better Mom.
They say our children won't remember most of what we say, but they will never forgot how we made them feel. That makes what we say less important than how we say it.
But both are important! We don't remember the meals we eat either, but they nourish us and become a part of who we are.
Here's Anita. Hope you enjoy! Some of it might sound a little familiar!
"The Mom Song" Lyrics
Wash your face, brush your teeth, comb your sleepy head.
Here's your clothes and your shoes.
Hear the words I said. Get up now, get up and make your bed.
Are you hot? Are you cold? Are you wearing that?
Where's your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat.
Don't forget you gotta feed the cat.
Eat your breakfast; the experts tell us it's the most important meal of all.
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall.
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today.
Don't forget your piano lesson is this afternoon, so you must play.
Don't shovel, chew slowly, but hurry the bus is here.
Be careful, come back here - Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside, don't play rough, would you just play fair?
Be polite, make a friend, don't forget to share.
Work it out, wait your turn, never take a dare.
Get along - don't make me come down there.
Clean your room, fold your clothes, put your stuff away.
Make your bed - do it now - do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn? Would you like some hay?
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone. Get Off the phone.
Don't sit so close. Turn it down. No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight. Your iPod's my iPod if you don't listen up.
Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you're coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me makes you welcome everywhere you roam.
You'll appreciate my wisdom someday when you're older and you're grown.
Can't wait 'til you have a couple little children of your own.
You'll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly.
But right now I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me.
Close your mouth when you chew would appreciate.
Take a bite, maybe two, of the stuff you hate.
Use your fork. Do not you burp, or I'll set you straight.
Eat the food I put upon your plate.
Get an “A.” Get the door. Don't get smart with me.
Get a grip. Get in here or I'll count to 3.
Get a job. Get a life. Get a PhD. Get a dose of....
I don't care who started it. You're grounded until your 36.
Get your story straight and tell the truth for once for heaven's sake.
And if all of your friends jumped off a cliff would you jump too?
If I've said it once, I've said at least a thousand times before that
You're too old to act this way. It must be your father's DNA.
Look at me when I am talking. Stand up straighter when you walk.
A place for everything and everything must be in place.
Stop crying or I'll give you something real to cry about!
Oh! Brush your teeth. Wash your face.
Get your PJs on and get in bed.
Say a prayer with Mom.
Don't forget I love you. *Kiss*
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom's work never ends.
You don't need the reason why.
Because, because, because, because
I said so. I said so. I said so. I said so.
I'm the Mom, the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom. Ta-Da