“What lesson from your mother do you still live by today?” I’m asked. *
There were many good lessons. How well I live by them? Probably wrong for me to judge myself. (Or else I’m too chicken to admit the truth.)
Except for one.
There’s one lesson she taught me that I always keep in mind and live by.
It’s this: Voices travel at night.
So don’t go wandering chatting and bantering on your way home in the dark with your mates and not expect the content of your conversation to be seeded in through open windows along the way. Especially if you’re indulging in that special brand of loud “whispering”.
This is also the secret of how mothers know everything. They “sleep” with the window open.
* The question was asked of members of the Loose Bloggers Consortium. To find out whether they remember or live by anything their mothers told them, scroll down the right hand side of the page and click on their links.
And on the subject of keeping schtum – this made me smile.