I’ve learned that my mother is always right.
Prime example: Asking to do something my friends were doing.
As a kid, jumping off a rock into the water of Woodridge Lake seemed like one of the most exhilarating experiences in my life. However to my mom, it seemed like I was asking for a death wish. When I would complain about her rejection, the one question she would ask is “If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?” While jumping off a cliff literally connects to jumping off the rocks into the lake, it also figuratively holds true that just because your friends do stupid things doesn’t mean you should too. In other words, if your friends think it is fun to jump into the water where you can’t even see the sharp rocks hidden underneath just waiting to injure you, you better think twice and get away from that rock before you disobey your mother and allow her to say “I told you so,” when something goes wrong. Because something will go wrong, and she knows it.
The Mom Song