Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The "Ten Lies My Mother Told Me" Meme

I was tagged for this meme by Mimi, Queen of Memes. That's right. I created this nifty little meme and will tag the five bloggers who remain in Bloggingham Dungeon. This is your Get-Out-Of-The-Dungeon free card. It's called.....

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....and yes, she really said these things! Thank God for therapy.1. You can't be pretty and smart.

2. If you tell a lie your nose will get bigger.

3. Morning dewdrops will erase freckles.

4. If you don't go to sleep at 8:30, Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and every other imaginary me, won't arrive with a present.

5. I have eyes in the back of my head.

6. You're not fooling me one bit, young lady!

7. It's bad luck to wash your hair during your menstrual cycle.

8. If you swallow your gum, it will stick to your stomach for seven years.

9. I saw you hit your brother.

10. Boys don't respect girls who call them.

11. You'll be sorry you said that to me one day!

12. Tell me the truth and I won't tell your father.

13. Get out of the tub quickly before you go down the drain.

14. This shot won't hurt.

15. Be nice to people and they'll be nice to you.

I knew this was a lie because I was nice to the doctor and the shot still hurt.

How am I sane?!! I was only guilty of telling #4 and #5 to my own child. Whew! I think I did OK as a parent. As for #6, I would say "I always know when you're lying" -sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't.
Baby boomers, especially, should have interesting answers to this meme. Mine were pretty standard and un-original, except for the freckle erasing and hair-washing horrors.
I remembered more than ten but you are not required to do more than ten in this meme. If you do, however, you may get extra cake and ice cream in the dungeon.

Mimi, Queen of Memes tags -
Empress Bee (I want to know what Podunk mothers say) Starr (I want to know what fairies say) Frank (He lives in a cave. Need I say more?) MO (because he's Mo) and anybody else who wants royal treats.

Don't worry. I didn't cook anything myself. If you want good cake, visit Bee.

UPDATE: Morgen has finished his meme. He is out of his chains. It is hysterical. Click here.


Dan said...

Boys don't respect girls who call them.

Who call them what? Just teasing! :)

Good one! And I know that my mom never saw me hit my brother either! How could she? She was in the other room!

Bond said...

ummm Mimi...???? #7..... ummmm now that one has me all one week a month you can't wash your hair????? Bad luck???? huh????

Morgen said...

Okay, since it's a get out of the dungeon free card, I guess I'll play this meme-card.

Morgen said...

Mine is up!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

alrighty then, i did it! let me out of the dungeon!

smiles, bee

Sanni said...

*brings coffee in*
Now that´s a pretty funny MEME! Maybe Luis will do this one day - or me finding my big butt tagged again.

Have to take a shower right now, washing my hair carefully... before it´s too late *LOL*

Sanni - new edition: in cinqued =)

Travis said...

Wait...I thought you were kidding about tossing bloggers in the dungeon. Now I'm skeered.

One Wacky Mom said...

Oh yah...those were lies for sure!

One Wacky Mom said... can't be pretty and smart? Where did your mother get that one? How could she tell you that? Was she serious? Or joking?

One Wacky Mom said...

Oooh, my computer crashed..yup in murphy's law. everything is on it...but it's backed up. So I'm writing from my son's computer...don't you love that? I do. It's speshul!

Odat said...

lol..this is a good one...My Mom told me all the same lies too! Go figure! and the one about don't swallow the cherry pits or a tree will grow in your stomach...I really believed that one...oh well...

Starrlight said...

Ohh goodie this one looks fun!

Mimi Lenox said...

Dan - Exactly! She never saw me hit my brother. It was my sister. (he he)

Bond - It was a strange superstition. I wash my hair everyday now. Revenge.

Morgen - Yours is hysterical.
Bee - I love your meme! Thanks you two!

Sanni - I can't wait to see your cinq. I'll go look now.

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - I am now kidding!!

Odat - Isn't it amazing how these things are passed on and on? Let's hope we learned to censor somewhat by the time we had our own kids.

Mimi Lenox said...

Wacky Mom - Sorry about your computer. That's awful.

My mother did say that and she was not kidding. The irony: she was pretty and smart, to this day....but in her time and mindset she thought you had to use one or the other to get ahead in this world. The combination spelled contradiction and disaster to her. I never thought of myself as pretty growing up. It took years to meld the two and become the real whole me. Now, I'm comfortable in my own skin, thankfully. I wished she'd had the same insight earlier in my life - and in hers.

One Wacky Mom said...

Well then, you can appreciate my mother saying to me,
"Do you want to end up like your aunts? And no one wanting to marry you!"

Can you email me??? I don't have your email since I lost all of my outlook...crash! I need to tell you something!

I'm doing your meme this weekend.

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