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Wisdom gained from things your Irish Mammy says!

AN ARRAY OF SARCASTIC PHRASES THAT SHOW YOU JUST HOW MUCH SHE LOVES YOU!

Originally posted on Apr 11, 2018

Irish mothers are a special breed, no matter where they live. Each one is unique, of course, but most have some shared qualities that can be endearing, annoying, and hilarious at the same time. Although She can drive you nuts, she adores you and wants the best for you. That’s why she is so quick to share her insights on life with you, like it or not!

Irish mothers are infamous for their Irish proverbs and sayings. It’s almost like they got a list of phrases to use when they checked out of the maternity ward. However, you’ll find a lot of wisdom within their snide cracks.

Advice from Irish Mothers

Irish mothers might disagree on many things, but they have a few lessons they’d collectively like to impart to their young ones.

We all carry these lessons for life and often joke about the things our mothers say. So let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

Be resilient

Be resilient

“Sure that won’t kill you” does not sound like the most sympathetic response to a skinned knee. Although if you were really hurt, your Irish mother would set a new speed record trying to get you help.

Once she sees your injuries are minor, she’ll tell you to get up and try again. Because she knows life is going to knock you around, and it is critical to get back up and dust ourselves off.

Take care of yourself

Take care of yourself

She’s unlikely to put it in those words. But when your Irish mother insists that you eat that stew and drink that flat 7Up, she’s telling you that if you feel unwell, you have to look after yourself.

Her drive to keep you well is also behind her sharp review of your clothing choices. In other words, your health and safety are of utmost importance to her. Just like her morning cup of tea!

Have faith

Have faith

She has faith in you. When she says, ‘what’s for you won’t pass you by,’ she is reassuring you. In other words, it’s her way of saying that whatever went wrong won’t stop you.

She sees your skills, your talents, and your strengths. She’s seen them long before you did. In the same way, she knows you’ll find love, joy, and success because she knows you are amazing.

To Sum it up

No matter where you grew up, if you have an Irish mother, some of this probably sounds familiar. It probably brought a smile to your face as you remember all the quips and comments shared.

To Sum it up

Mother’s Day is coming up, and while she will insist she doesn’t want anything, you know she’d be delighted with something gorgeous that says how much you appreciate her, even if sometimes she drives you nuts.

This gesture will invariably get an “Aye, stop this fussing, will ya”, but within the snide quip will be a smile that lights up a dark sky!

Smiling Mom

You can then whip out the perfect Irish gifts that celebrate your mother. In other words, a stunning piece of jewelry with a meaningful symbol like a Trinity Knot, Tree of Life, or Claddagh!

Irish Gift Ideas

However, if you want something more unique, our Mother’s Birthstone Pendant is a great choice. It incorporates up to 6 birthstones that you can customize with the stone of your choice.

Claddagh Trinity Knot Mother's Birthstone Pendant

Whatever you decide, your mother is going to love the gift. In addition, it is going to become the gift she shows off with pride amongst all her friends and family.

So this Mother’s Day, Lá na Máithreacha sona duit to your mother and remember to put on a cardigan and close that door; she isn’t paying to heat up the whole neighborhood!

Slán go fóill


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