"I love you.
Have a good day, get all your work done.
Listen and do it the first time.
Follow the golden rule in actions and in words.
Do your best."
I would say that every day when I brought my children to elementary school, then I would kiss them and send them on their way. The best thing about that is when we were in a hurry and running late my youngest would remind me to say it. So I knew she had listened for all those years. It's hard to believe I'm not saying it any more, they aren't little. This is the time in 15 years that I'm not bringing anyone to school.
"Doubt means Don't."
If you are in a situation that you don't think is good don't be there. If you think it's not a good idea then it probably isn't.
"Wallet, badge, keys, phone. Drive careful, have a good day, I love you, bye."
Every morning I get up with my husband and make his coffee and lunch while he makes and eats his breakfast. Then I say the same thing as I kiss him goodbye every morning.
"Time to get up. Put your feet on the floor and get out of bed."
I call this up the stairs to my girls every morning to wake them up. I changed the wake up call to this after hearing the camp counselors say it one summer to the girls. I liked it and it stuck. Before I used to say. "Wake-y, Wake-y, Eggs and Bacon"
"Wise I like, wise guys I don't."
I always used to say this when my son was fooling around and talking back when he was little. When he was in 5th grade he wrote me a poem for Mother's Day and included that statement in it. I had it mounted on a plaque and it still hangs in my kitchen today.
"It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt."
An all time classic parent and teacher saying, that I have said many times.
"Rock-a-bye and good night, go to sleep (Alex, Emily or Amy)
Close your eyes fall asleep, go to dreamland.
Close your eyes and fall asleep and tomorrow will come.
And we'll play and have fun until the day is done."
This is the lullaby I sang to my each of my babies every night as I put them to bed.
"Do your best and let God do the rest."
This is something my dad always said to me and I continue to say it to my children.
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