1. Always wear a slip. Always. It’s also important to wear nylons for certain engagements.
2. It’s nice to make things look nice. For example, you should always put your food in a matching dish before putting it on the table. No tupperware allowed on the table. Prepackaged food (salsa, salad dressing, ketchup, etc) must be first transferred into a pretty dish before it’s allowed on the table.
3. Interesting = Interested
4. A television should never, ever be turned on if the sun is up. Television is for the evening only.
5. Keep a clean house. When I was a teenager a friend said to me, “Don’t you hate it when you get home from school and you go to pour yourself a bowl of cereal only to discover that the cereal box is stuck to the kitchen table because it sat in the spilled breakfast milk all day?” Um…no. I’d never experienced anything like that. Our house was always clean. My Mom didn’t just clean up our spilled milk and cereal boxes, she taught us how to clean. I’ve realized that in most cases cleaning is a learned skill, not a natural ability. I’m glad I learned how to clean, because Peter and I like living in a clean house.
Happy Mother’s Day.