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Don't pick at it.

Let it heal! ~.^ 

This thread is for all those wisdoms parents told you as you grew.

1. Wear clean underwear.

Posted 7 years ago by Thursday Soleil Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • Use Mustard on sunburn.
    Posted 7 years ago by Some_Random_Guy Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Think before you react.
    ETA: unless someone is trying to kill you! - ya, than you don't have to think too much :-D
    Posted 7 years ago by Stormy Weather Subscriber! | Permalink
  • It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
    &
    Don't ever say "Go suck an egg," it is inappropriate and rude.
    Posted 7 years ago by ??~ Auren ~?? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • You don't need tomato sauce on every dinner, even if you make it yourself.
    Posted 7 years ago by Maxy Cat Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Chew each bite of food 100 times before swallowing.
    Posted 7 years ago by Carl Projectorinski Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I have over protective parents.  They are better now that I'm in my 40's but still, wow:

    don't make a left turn, just go right a few times
    never go to a gas station store or a 7-11, that is where people get robbed
    don't drive at night, you could get car jacked
    floss and brush three times a day, then repeat (made myself lol!!!)
    are you wearing a coat?  I know it is 80f out, but is it buttoned all the way up?
    don't touch door handles, they have germs.  just don't go in
    slide the car seat back before getting out, saves on upholstery
    100 times?? no, chew each bite 200 times
    never use a parking lot at night ...sigh
    if you have to use one, make the security guard walk you to your car, be sure to be on the phone so they know everyone knows where you are and who you are walking with

    that is enough!
    Posted 7 years ago by Minkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Wow Minkey! Your parents are overprotective but your post is awesome :D

    Another that I thought of today is:

    If  you don't have anything helpful to say don't say anything at all!  
    Posted 7 years ago by Thursday Soleil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • This is a bit of a tangent, but someday, when I have a child, I'm going to say, "If you do things right, nobody will be able to tell if you've done anything at all."

    I'm pretty sure my wife will be unpleased with me for it, but it's inevitable.  If we don't have children, then one of my nephews will get it.
    Posted 7 years ago by Carl Projectorinski Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My mom always kept telling me that preparation h is good for mosquito bites....

    .... bitch was right
    Posted 7 years ago by Jessenya Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Don't put your nanas dentures in and pretend to be a horse, it's disrespectful.
    Posted 7 years ago by Troll Doll Subscriber! | Permalink
  • thank you, Troll Doll, made me laugh and laugh!

    yes, Thursday Soleil, absolutely way over protective...and, sadly, still.  I'll get an email every now and then asking if I'm drinking enough water, using protection, locking the door etc...

    blah!  funny though and I know they meant/mean well
    Posted 7 years ago by Minkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Dont give your kids ridiculous names.Good advice
    Posted 7 years ago by Anime_panda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Oh, that's not fair? Well, LIFE isn't fair."
    Posted 7 years ago by Jennyanydots Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Always look on the bright side of death ; P
    that might not have been my parents....
    Posted 7 years ago by Anime_panda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Whenever I couldn't manage to finish all of my dinner I used to hear 'your eyes are bigger than your belly'. Funny how nobody says that to be nowadays :)
    Posted 7 years ago by Troll Doll Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Don't eat bacon. Its bad for you."

    HAHAHAAAA! My parents are so funny.
    Posted 7 years ago by OMG BACON!! Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Ha ha Troll Doll.  Brilliant!  I actually Loled!
    Posted 7 years ago by Foofala Fury Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh my Jennyanydots, that is something I have heard too.  I still tell my mom something isn't fair and get that response.
    Posted 7 years ago by Thursday Soleil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yay Carl for Futurama reference!  One of my favorite episodes.

    And my mom always said "It builds character" when I didn't want to do something.
    Posted 7 years ago by Cadmium Blue Subscriber! | Permalink
  • stuff happens. Get over it.
    Posted 7 years ago by Anime_panda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • every job you'll do teaches you something that's useful later; pay attention.
    Posted 7 years ago by CrashTestPilot Subscriber! | Permalink
  • People will laugh when they see your stuffed animals because society thinks that "men" don't have a heart.
    Posted 7 years ago by Cirnots Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Don't waste.
    Posted 7 years ago by AwesomeCardinal2000 Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "If it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger..." 
    Posted 7 years ago by Syrup Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yes, I got the ones similar to some of you -
    " not Fair ? - get used to it - LIFE is not fair. "
    " Complaining ? Complaining is not going to help the matter - it will only make you feel worse about the matter. So maybe you shouldn't bother complaining " .
    On the eating one - I used to do that fairly regularly when i was a kid esp if it was a fave food ( like corn on the cob -cooked on the grill! , or mashed potatoes with gravy ) , I'd fill my plate -and couldnt finish it all and my grandpa would say " your eyes are bigger than your stomach (or belly) " .
    Don't burn your bridges! (esp. as applies to work - example - if you leave a job, be sure to give at least 2 weeks notice and leave on a good note) . You never know when you might need or want that bridge later. ;)
    Posted 7 years ago by serenitycat Subscriber! | Permalink
  • If you don't stop crying, I'll give you something to cry about.
    There's no use worrying - if it's something you can do something about, do it. If there's nothing you can do, forget about it.
    You caught that cold from sitting in a draft. (Can we get iMG for crafting a "draft"?)
    Don't sit so close to the TV - you'll ruin your eyes.
    If you don't go to other peoples funerals, they won't come to yours. (Well - YAY!)
    Posted 7 years ago by Patricia Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Sickness is caused by demonic oppression in your life due to allowing the devil in." My parents were crazy, Satan-obsessed fundy people when I was little. They're slightly better now.
    Posted 7 years ago by Djabriil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Act your age" (what the hades does that mean - throw a temper tantrum since I was 6?)
    "Don't hang your arm out the car window - a truck will come by and take it off".
    "Don't swim for an hour after eating"
    "Don't cross your legs - it is not ladylike" (not being ladylike was the ultimate argument with my mom)

    And my favorite pair of all time:
    "Always tell the truth"
    "If you can't say something nice, don't day anything at all"
    Posted 7 years ago by Kookaburra Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh! On the not swimming for an hour thing... for some reason, I mis-heard the reasoning behind this. I heard "You've gotta wait an hour after you eat before you go swimming, or you'll get crabs*." I spent probably a few years wondering how HECK the crabs would know that I'd just eaten, and not wanting to ever put my feet on the ground underwater for fear that crabs would be following me along, waiting to pinch my toes off or something.

    *they were actually saying "cramps." And before you say it, I was like, SIX. 
    Posted 7 years ago by Jennyanydots Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "The plains of desolation are littered with the bleached bones of countless thousands who, upon reaching sight of their goal, lay down to rest."

    This was regularly stated at our house, complete with dramatic inflection. I think I was 4 the first time I heard this. Thanks dad...I think.
    Posted 7 years ago by Voluptua Sneezelips Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Voluptua Sneezelips

    Hah!!  I love that quote.  We had a similar one when I was little, I think to discourage us from only setting a few goals or from thinking we were "done" once we reached a goal.

    Our neighbor had the goal of living to be 100; talked about it all the time.  He actually died less than a week after turning 100.

    Ahhh, I see now!

    ETA:

    @ Djabrill
    Oh, my!!  I knew someone who said that all the time!  And, when there was an earthquake, she was frightened that the evil spirits would get her.  I explained the plate tehtonics thing and she was so surprised, "it's more like a pimple in the earth and isn't evil spirits?"

    @Kookabura
    I had the arm warning too.  My dad saw that happen when he was a kid and he would never let us put our arms out the windows.  Oh, every single time we tried to get some air he'd tell the whole story about being on the bus and how some lady had her arm taken off by another bus going the other direction.  I'm still not sure I believe the story!!
    Posted 7 years ago by Minkey Subscriber! | Permalink
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    Posted 7 years ago by Djabriil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Some of these are awesome!  Jennyanydots @ crabs... LOL!
    Posted 7 years ago by Thursday Soleil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • From Grandpa (Veteran of WWII, Korea, & Vietnam):
    Slow down. It'll all be over soon enough. (He died at 98)

    From my Dad:
    Careful not to cross-thread!
    Don't overtorque!
    Goddammit, let me do it.

    From my Brother:
    Stay away from white drugs.
    Also, if you have to break the law, don't break MORE than one at a time.

    From my Sister:
    Stay out of my stuff!
    (I was not in her stuff.)
    You're just going to f<> that up!

    From my Mom:
    It's going to be okay. Really. I love you.
    Posted 7 years ago by CrashTestPilot Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Whatever doesn't kill you makes you fatter.

    This is something that my dad still says to this day.
    Posted 7 years ago by Eriol Subscriber! | Permalink
  • If you have to force it, you're doing it wrong.  

    My dad was always talking about physical things when he said this, but I find it applies to many other situations as well.
    Posted 7 years ago by Squiggle-Squee Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Don't waste your food, there are people that don't have any"
    I always think of asking "Why aren't you helping them?"
    Posted 7 years ago by ?Cobalt? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Don't squish the bread!"
    "Is the bread getting squished?"
    "Where's the bread?  Is it getting squished?"

    My mother's words. xD
    Posted 7 years ago by Impspindle Subscriber! | Permalink
  • can i give my sainted grandmother's advice?

    before i could sit up by myself she told me:

    never draw to an inside straight.

    i never have, bless her.
    Posted 7 years ago by flask Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Awsome Cardinal, my grandmother had a variation:  "Waste Not, Want Not."  And you could hear the cap letters in her voice, lol. Another gem was "don't sew your clothes while you're wearing them, or you'll always be poor".   Hmm, wonder if that was a metaphor.
    I love the one" "this too shall pass".  (the good things too?  yep)
    Posted 7 years ago by Phoebe Springback Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My mom has a great one, about an overweight great-aunt.  Every day, as Auntie popped a chocolate in her mouth she'd blissfully say, "I'll go on a diet... tomor-row~"
    Posted 7 years ago by Genkicoll Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Okay, that is too funny Genkicoll!  Here is one for you:

    My grandmother, who was about sixty pounds over-weight, would eat fried pork rinds and then tell us they were fat free!!!  Gramma, that IS fat, I'd say.  Gramma, that is fried in fat, my brother would say.  Oh, no dears, these are non-fat.

    Uh, huh, starting that diet....never!
    Posted 7 years ago by Minkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • We've got a saying in our family, which goes (roughly translated): "plan something, and things will go quite differently". It's one of the truest sayings I know. :~D
    Posted 7 years ago by Rannera Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My family's unofficial motto is as follows, translated from the Yiddish: "Do a pig a favor, and all you get is a grunt."
    Posted 7 years ago by ZenMonkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • lol

    grunt grunt!
    Posted 7 years ago by Minkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  •  
    Posted 7 years ago by Misty Power Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh I am using that pig one in the future!
    Posted 7 years ago by Thursday Soleil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • It is open source. ;-)
    Posted 7 years ago by ZenMonkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Watermelon seeds won't grow in your tummy
    Don't sit so close to the T.V.
    Cheek-pinchers mean well
    Posted 7 years ago by Sybarine Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Be nice to the cat!
    Posted 7 years ago by Fernstream Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My mom: "Rinse your dishes!"
    My grandmother: "What would other people think?! O.o"

    =^.^=
    Posted 7 years ago by starrkittyface Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My favorite wisdom came from my grandmother.  Whenever I was feeling down, defeated or humiliated, she would remind me "This (day/moment/feeling) too shall pass."  

    Reading this post by crashtestpilot reminded me of advice I gave younger siblings:  "One crime at a time!"
    Posted 7 years ago by SallySomeone Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Don't talk with your mouth full." (did someone already say that?)

    Me: how do you spell Chicago?
    Mom: chicken in the car and the car can't go.
    Posted 7 years ago by total.rebel Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I am saving all these wisdoms. Thank You all for sharing yours. 
    Posted 7 years ago by Thursday Soleil Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Measure twice and cut once.
    Posted 7 years ago by Benzyl Subscriber! | Permalink