Pass It On

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Have you ever caught yourself saying something your mother used to say, or your father? Did it freak you out? I’ve caught myself doing it, I laughed and carried on. I catch myself using old euphemisms from my grandparent’s time and it’s funny when I hear them because it shows, in my opinion, where you come from.

Have you picked up any of the habits of your parents, or traditions? I can’t think of any traditions we’re carrying on that either of my parents started. The one thing I think they both shared a love of was music, and I’ve inherited that of course, but I can hardly imagine living a life that didn’t have as much music in it as possible. I think it’s a normal part of everyone’s life. I’d be surprised to learn differently.

I did get a recipe from my grandmother for her green beans, she makes them a special way. šŸ™‚ But that’s the only thing I can think of that I took right from someone in the family. Additionally, my middle name is shared with my mother and my grandmother, but a lot of people share family names. I gave my son my father’s first name as his middle partially because I liked it and partially because my father had no sons, I was supposed to be one, but surprised them. šŸ˜‰

You’re dying to know what it is aren’t you? Alright, it’s Arlene. I try not to gag when I say it, and that’s only because that’s what my mother goes by. She doesn’t like her first name so she goes by the middle name. Kind of ruins it for me but I like my first name just fine so it’s all good.

What are you passing on to your children from your childhood?

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2 thoughts on “Pass It On

  1. what am i passing on…grace at the dinner table. we did it in my house as a child and we do it at our home now my childrn both say grace at dinner time. i suppose thats tradition, not everone does it. We celebrate birthdays all month long here too so July Dec May and Oct are all month long parties…hopefully that will contine on well into thier lives!

  2. When I was little, my mother found me having a tea party with stuffed animals. I was in the process of scolding the animals with something my mother told me often: “Don’t take too big of a bite or you’ll choke and die.”

    She still laughs until she’s purple when she tells that story.

    So, I don’t know how often I use the phrases ingrained in my by my mother, but I’m pretty sure they’re still there, just waiting to unexpectedly bubble to the surface.

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