"My parents did something right when they......" (complete this)

United States
February 19, 2007 6:13am CST
Taught me what real food is, and to avoid junk food Taught me to be modest Taught me to be choosy about my future mate Raised me on a farm, working out in the sunshine What did your parents do right??
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
21 Feb 07
This is really a great question! ...taught me to think for myself. I wasn't allowed to just "follow trends" or just "do what my friends are doing" without first sitting down and looking at just WHY I wanted to do something. It has saved me all manners of trouble and headaches, as an adult. ...taught me to take care of myself. My mom (at least) wanted to make sure she wasn't raising some "helpless man" who couldn't cook, clean, iron, mend a hole in his pants, etc. ...showed me different cultures. We never just vacationed somewhere in package deal hotels; we typically rented a house or apartment, and became part of the local town, living among and interacting with the REAL people of that country.
• United States
24 Feb 07
Thank you for responding! Your mom sounds awesome, and I am so glad she showed you those skills.. they really are not just things a female should do, but human skills. And it is really great she showed you other cultures! That will have an impact, I'm sure, on the rest of your life!