The amount of advice we get from our mom’s is endless.
Growing up most of us probably listen to her advice and think “she had no clue what she’s talking about”…only to realize years later, “SHE WAS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!”
We hate that she was always right but we definitely appreciate all the wise advice she’s given us over the course of our life.
While the pieces of advice are really endless…there are some that will always stand out.
One of the golden nuggets of wisdom my mom gave me to travel through life with is “Will this matter in 5 years?”…Will whatever crappy situation you are dealing with at the moment really matter in 5 years? Will you even remember this in 5 years? Will this alter the course of your life in 5 years?
Spoiler Alert: The answer is usually NO to all of the above.
Another great piece of advice from my amazing mother… Follow your bliss-make yourself happy, do what will make you happy.
Man they get us good!!
Mom’s just have a way of putting life in to perspective in such an easy way. You mom’s are just great!!
A research study by AA Insurance has revealed some of the top advice mom’s have given us…
The top pieces of advice from mom’s across the board were to live life to the fullest, never give up and to treat others how you want to be treated.
The study also revealed some pretty peculiar (but useful) pieces of advice…
-don’t go grocery shopping hungry…TRUTH.
-if you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree.
-never pat a burning dog…I’m thinking that one is along the lines of ‘don’t poke a sleeping bear’
-never tie your shoelace in a revolving door
-speak quietly but carry a big stick
All such great advice…which we probably do not thank you for giving…so thanks mom’s!!
What is the best advice your mom has given you?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or tweet me @ToryTheBull!
There are some people you just don’t want to mess with…this woman…is one of those people.
When I say pregnant…I mean she was 9 months pregnant!
So she is minding her own business and some A$$ Hole comes up to her attacks her, takes her purse and runs away.
Screw you dude.
Well the woman decided to chase after him…9 months pregnant. She said her purse has way too many important things in it to give it up that easily and she didn’t even think about the fact that she was 9 months pregnant!!
You go girl!!
She catches up to him and tried to confront him…so he pushed her down! JERKKKKKK!
Luckily she saw friends playing basketball nearby, so she yelled for help and they ended up restraining the thief and getting the woman’s purse back!
She even confronted the thief asking him why he would do that, why would he pick on her, especially out of all the people in the parking lot…he had nothing to say!
Balls of brass on this woman!! Love it!
It’s not over…all the chaos caused the woman to go in to labor!!!!
When she got up from being pushed down, she started having contractions!
Five hours later the woman had her purse and a baby boy!
The thief is in jail.
I hope his cellmates know that he couldn’t outrun a pregnant woman.
Good for this woman!!
The Internet was down this morning. It was horrible. You really don’t realize how much you use and need the Internet until it goes down.
It’s back up now, thank goodness…
I feel we take it for granted some times so I decided to write the Internet a poem!
And since the internet was down for a few hours I had a good amount of time to sit around with my own thoughts this morning.
My dear, dear Internet.
You haven’t woken up yet.
Why did you leave me without a goodbye?
I can’t refresh your pages, no matter how hard I try.
You have gone away, and I feel oh so alone.
Please come back dear internet, please just come home.
I promise to never take you for granted,
Just please, please don’t leave me empty handed.
Come back to me dear internet,
Can we make up and be friends yet?!
I know you’re over worked and never get to rest
But please help me get my work done so I can be the best.
I will treat you better and appreciate you,
Because living without you, that just won’t do!
So come back to me internet,
And we’ll be the best pair yet!
Love you internet, please don’t go down again, being alone with my own thoughts is rough!!
Parents are funny. They are so protective over their kids…especially when it comes to germ. And public restrooms.
When I was little…and too young to understand how gross some public restrooms are…my mom, bless her heart, was a champion at protecting me from all the germs in bathrooms.
My mom would first tell me not to touch ANYTHING!! DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING!
Then she would spend the next 15-20 minutes covering every part of the toilet with toilet paper…I mean, every part!!
At this point, I’m doing the pee dance…and my eyeballs are floating.
We still aren’t done.
Now that there is toilet paper all over the toilet…she has to hold me over the toilet so I can pee.
I’m hovering over the toilet…and she has some serious upper body strength!
I never even touch the toilet at all…so the point of the 15 minutes covering the toilet with TP…was pointless?!
Now she has to uncover the toilet…still telling me do not touch anything…Tory, do not touch anything.
The things our mom’s go through…and if you’ve ever been in a public restroom while a mom and child are in another stall, the conversations are HILARIOUS!!
The Stir.com came up with some of the things mom’s have said in public restrooms with their children…
You know you have heard all of these…or even said them yourself!
“No, I don't know why there's a floating poop in the toilet.
Yes, it's huge.
I promise it won't come after you.”
“Do you know how many butts have touched that seat?
I don't know if grandma's was one of them.”
“Don't lie on the floor! Stop rolling on the floor! Yes, those are feet. Stop, please ... no peeking. NO CRAWLING UNDER THE STALL!”
I can't believe you just touched that!
OMG. I feel sick.”
“Do not read anything.
Not. One. Thing.
Yes, that's a bad word.
No, you can't "color on the wall" too.”
Hats off to you moms! Thanks for holding us about toilets and putting up with our curiosity, lack of verbal filters and need to touch everything!!
What are some of the best things you’ve heard from parents in public restrooms with their kids?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or Tweet me @ToryTheBull!
What were you up to at the age of 7? I’m pretty sure I wasn’t doing anything more productive than hanging NSYNC posters all over my room…which was very important. VERY.
Okay so it is not that impressive…but my room looked…AMAZING…but not as amazing as a girl was when she saved her family TWICE!
The first was when a grease fire started on the stove…Sage noticed the fire, alerted her family, and led them out of the house.
Later that same evening the fire started again…and Sage got her neighbors for help. Unfortunately the family lost their house the second time…but everyone got out safely.
Sage said she was prepared because she had practiced fire drills, learned about evacuation and dialing 911 just days before.
You go girl!!
When I was younger my family had a meeting place in the event of a fire…once out of the house, we would all meet by the big tree in my back yard. Luckily we never had to meet there, but it was good to have a plan in place just in case.
A fire plan in your home is very important, if you and your family don’t have one here are some tips for putting one together from the US Fire Administration!
A quick conversation going over your plan could help in the long run!!
Going on vacation is the best!! A few days in a new place, possibly with a beach…and cocktails with umbrellas in them! PERFECT!!
It’s even better if the location is abroad!!
You post all your pictures on social media…the crystal clear water of the ocean, the beautiful sunset, zip-lining through the rain forest, pictures of your fruity drinks with special filters!! #vacation
And all of us are beyond jealous you’re in this gorgeous place…just know as we are waiting in line to check out at wal mart checking out your pictures…we hate you…we hate you so much!
But what if it turns out you’re not in vacation at all!?! But instead you are sitting at home on your computer photo shopping your vacation!
One Dutch student did just that! SHE FAKED A 5 WEEK VACATION BY PHOTO SHOPPING EVERYTHING!!
SHE FOOLED EVERYONE!!
The student did this as part of a class project and “wanted to prove that sometimes the things shared on social media aren’t necessarily true. With the help of filters and editing software, people are able to alter what “reality” really means.”
Looking through the pictures of her “vacation” I was fooled!!! She did an excellent job photo shopping everything!!
She has a website where she showed how she fooled everyone and reveals the truth behind each picture.
I feel so lied to!!
As if nothing I thought was true can possible actually be true!!!
That’s the beauty of social media and editing software!!!