Today, to promote their Mum of the Year awards, (Bee and Belle, if you’re reading, you can make nominations here, just saying…), Tesco have been asking people on twitter for the best piece of advice ever given to them by their mum. It got me thinking about all the weird things that I remember being told as a child, and also made me curious about what advice I’ve given that will stay with my children as they grow up.
I don’t have a very good long-term memory, and tend to rely on my sister, (who is actually four years younger than me), for key information from our childhood, but there are a few things that my mum told me that stick out in my mind, although I’m not sure I have remembered them completely accurately. I thought I would share them with you though, valuable as they are. It could save your life…
Scrambled eggs must be stirred at all times. If you really must do something important that can’t wait, like have a very quick wee, you’re allowed to stop stirring once, but no more.
If it’s raining, but you’re hopeful that the sun will come out soon, it’s probably a Clearing-Up Shower. I have no idea to this day whether or not this is a real thing.
Never ever run over the power cable when you are hoovering. You will die.
You see? Valuable advice indeed.
What’s the best advice your mum ever gave you?