12 Notes to my Future Daughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I ever have a daughter (a long way down the road), god bless her if the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. We already know she will be a DIVA, but here are 12 notes that she will never forget that her Mama taught her:

You got it from your mama. 

Mm Hmm honey that’s right, don’t forget where you came from. Treat me with respect because even though I’m your best friend, I’m also your mother. 

 

Take care of yourself.

If your nail polish is chipped, take it all off. Wash your face. Brush your teeth. Moisturize. Brush your hair. TAKE YOUR MAKEUP OFF BEFORE BED, ALWAYS. 

 

Eat your veggies, but don’t shy away from the sweets.

Depriving yourself isn’t fun, and life is too short. Chocolate and skittles are good for the soul. 

 

Coffee is a lifesaving drink that gives you magical super powers, but you can’t drink it until you’re 18. 

Yes, I know mom drinks about 6 cups a day, but no you can’t have a sip.

 

Don’t keep secrets from me.

I’d rather you tell me the truth than lie. 

 

BE NICE!

If you can leave one legacy on this earth, it is to be nice to EVERYONE. Stay out of drama, smile, laugh, give compliments, and treat others the way you want to be treated. Karma is a b!tc%. 

 

Get at least 7 hours a sleep every night.

It’s good for your brain, skin, and dealing with your attitude.

 

Be authentic.

If you don’t want to follow the crowd, don’t. Do ya thang girl!

 

Don’t follow a guy around.

Guys will come and go, but don’t change yourself for them. Don’t leave your girlfriends for a boy, because they are the ones that will always have your back when he is no longer in the picture. 

 

Follow the “goodie two shoes” laws.

Have protected sex, don’t do drugs, don’t underage drink, don’t go tanning. Use your best judgment to stay out of trouble, it will pay off in the future. 

 

Drink more water.

Water is good for you. Soda and juice.… not so much.

 

Do acts of service.

Give back because you want to, not because you have to. 

 

Remember that Mom is not perfect, but you can learn from my mistakes. I will love ya no matter what! 

 

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