These words sum up my outlook on motherhood (and daughterhood). In one way or another this was always the message conveyed to me by my mother as I left the house for school, work, friend’s houses, grandma’s, and everywhere. It translates as get the most out of life – have fun! Enjoy, explore, try new stuff, do stuff you like…And then there’s the “be good.” That one reminds me to be aware of what’s best for me and the people around me, be respectful, kind, ethical, nice…
These words have become my tag-line as a mom. As they go to their own classrooms at school in the morning: A quick hug or kiss if I can manage it, then “I love you,” then as they are almost out the door, “Have fun, and be good!” Almost everytime I leave them, this is the parting!
So, this blog, a way to keep in touch and log some memory is titled “Have fun. Be good.”
Warning: I am not terribly computer literate or trendy or patient, so you’ll have to deal with my ignorance and low tech style for a while.