Saturday, September 29, 2012

Things I want to teach my son

Some of the few things I want to teach my son:

1. God is above all, all power, authorities and nation. He is the creator of heaven and earth.

2. Love God unconditionally, above all things.

3. Play a sport.  It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.  

4. Use careful when you pee. Somebody got to clean that up, you know.

5. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.   

6. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.  Now please go use them. 

7. Pray and be a spiritual leader. God is always available, pray all the time, anytime, anywhere.

8. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

9. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

10. Treat women kindly.  Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

11. Take pride in your appearance. 

12. Be strong and tender at the same time. 

13. A woman can do everything that you can do.  This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.  Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

14. "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.

15. The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private".  Please do not scratch them in public.

16. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow. 

17. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

18. Be patriotic. 

19. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.

21. Your nose is NOT an appropriate place for the following items: crayons, beads, marbles, cheerios, pasta, peas, carrots, french fries, or your finger. Period.
22. Play. Draw. Paint. Create.

23. Explore the outdoors. Get outside as much as possible. Breathe the fresh air, play tag, ride bikes, skip, hop, jump, run, climb.
24. It’s okay to cry.
25. No respectable girl wants to see your penis.
26. Find your passion. Keep looking and searching, never stop.
27. Travel, visit other countries.
28. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, you are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
29. Love the animals, animals are supposed to be your friends not your food.

30. Meat doesn't make you strong, work out does. This is something you will never regret to do it.

31. Have a healthy lifestyle and you will never have to count the calories.

32. Dogs are man's best friends.
33. Swim in the ocean, this is one of the best things in life.
34. Respect one another, respect the elders.
35. The more that you read the more things you will learn, the more that you learn the more places you'll go, READ.

36. Yes, you are going to college even if you don't want to.
37. Never stop learning, never! You can learn anything.

38. Speak another language, you can speak as many languages as you want.
39. Hard work doesn't kill you.
40. Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.
42. Go camping, you will feel very close to God.
43. Wear perfume.
44. Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.
45. To bring anything into your life, imagine that's already there.
46. Never give up.
47. When is dark enough, you can see the stars.
48. Be kind whenever possible, it's always possible.
49. If you realized how powerful you thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought, please always be positive.
50. Yes, mommy will give you ice cream, cookies and candies, not everyday but sometimes.
51. Cousins are the wonderful friends we can have.

52. You are going to hate your brothers and sisters sometimes, but you still are going to love them and be there for whatever they need, always.
53. Friends may come and go but family will always be by your side
54. Give thanks.

55. Alcohol is very bad for your brain, it kills your cells and is just going to make you look ugly, fat and stupid, stay away no matter what.

56. Never be afraid to stand up for the Lord and for His truth, God will take care all your needs. Take a step for what is right, do what is right and the Lord will fulfill your needs and bless your life.

57. Flying with grandpa is always a good idea, he is a great pilot.
58. Have fun, life is too short.

59. I will always love you.
60. Wherever you are in life, you can come home.  I will be here – always.



  1. Beautiful list, Katie. These are the things that every mother should teach her children -- and I am glad you have this burning inside of you.

    Beautiful background, too! Very nice :)

    1. Thank you! I hope God give me knowlegde and wisdom to teach him what is good :)

  2. Que lindo! Muito legal Katie! Que Deus te ajude a ensinar tudo isso mesmo, pra ele não esquecer quando for adulto! ;)

    1. Obrigada! Espero que sim, que Deus nos de sabedoria e mta paciencia, hehe!