I had a very lovely Mother’s Day celebration with a leisurely picnic prepared by my husband followed by hanging out at a local playground with the family. As I watched my little girl giggle and climb the jungle gym while my little boy quietly slept nearby in his stroller, I thought it would be amusing to post some “words of wisdom” that my mother/mother-in-law have passed onto me in the past few years. Among some of my favorites are:
1. Don’t lift your hands up above your head when you are pregnant because you will choke the growing baby.
2. Don’t be in such a hurry to pick up the crying baby. Crying is good exercise for the baby’s lungs.
3. If you let the baby crawl too much, he/she will grow up to have ugly knees.
4. If you let the baby stand too much, he/she will grow up bowlegged.
5. If you shave the baby’s head, he/she will have thicker hair.
I will not admit to how many of these I actually followed or ignored, but needless to say, I have two healthy strong-willed, headful-of-thick-hair, beautifully straight-legged children. Thank you Moms for your well-intentioned advice!
Anyone else care to share some of their favorite Old Wives’ Tales?