Sure, dads say the darnedest things, but moms too have their own special way of imparting wisdom. Be it through stories, catchphrases or sayings, it’s clear that our mothers find their way into our consciousness (and subconsciousness!) in obvious and subtle ways.
So, for Mother’s Day, we’re soliciting mom quotes! Share yours using the hashtag #momtoldme or leave a comment below.Tweet #momtoldme
Here are some of our staffers’ mom stories to help get you started:
“There’s a lid for every pot” — Everyone has a mate no matter how odd they might seem, according to the mother of senior social media producer TJ Ortenzi.
“How ya be?” — That’s how engagement producer Bethonie Butler’s grandmother answers the phone.
“I’ve got enough friends. I’m your mother.” — Newsroom administrator Alma Gill’s mom would share this with her.
Politics social media editor Natalie Jennings says the worst thing her mom can say about someone or something is a one-word phrase: “tacky.”
Finally, consider this interaction between engagement producer Haley Crum and her mom:
Mom: I heard you’re sick. LOL.
Haley: Do you know what LOL means?
Mom: Lots of love.