My mum has a wealth of sayings one of which is “she didn’t lick it off the stones.”
Today is Mother’s Day here in Ireland and I’d like to borrow her expression in relation to myself.
I am the mother I am because of my mum.
As a mother she’s been strong, brave, loving,caring,thoughtful and fun.
At times my life has been challenging. Friends have on occasions remarked, ‘You’re so strong.’ While I smile and nod a little awkwardly at their praise, inwardly I think,
‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’
Happy Mother’s Day Mum. xxx
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21 thoughts on “‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’”
Happy Mother’s Day!
Whenever I would obsess over some child related issue, my mother would say, “We all eat a peck of dirt.” In other words, you can’t control everything that happens to your child, so chill. If only I’d listened more!
Ah the wisdom of our mothers!
I’d never heard that expression before. I’ll have to add it to my stack.
I’ve never heard that expression, but I LOVE it. Beautiful testament to your mum. I feel the same way when someone tells me I’m feisty or funny: I didn’t lick it off the stones, for sure.
Thank you. I too love it.
Happy Mothers Day!
Thank you Corina. It was everything it should have been.
you are both beautiful and kind mums, full of life and heart. i love this saying, and i plan to use it! happy mum’s day )
Love that expression!
Yes I do too.
Thank you Marie for including my post in your round up.
Selamat hari ibu
Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mum. And oh I hope I remember this phrase. I will credit your mum if I get a chance to use it!
I’ve little doubt the moment will come Colleen. I look forward to reading about it. Some of her expressions are so funny. I must do a post some day about them.
Yes you should! I’ll wait patiently.
Happy belated Mother’s Day to you both. Beautiful photo, and I love that phrase, too!