Would You like some Cheese with Your Whine

We always hear countless expressions that people say that are used in our culture an society to express oneself and one’s points. There are all sorts of expressions to describe endless things and subjects. Some of theses expressions involve does the Cat got you tongue, don’t let the cat out of the bag, cat has 9 lives, and curiosity killed the cat. Others go like can’t teach an old dog new tricks, let sleeping dogs lay, and can’t change a leopard’s spots. Some of my own favorites takes one to know one, if the shoe fits, can’t judge a book by it’s cover, that’s the pot calling the kettle black, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, what comes around goes around, you reap what you sow, you can lead a horse to the water but you can’t make them drink the water and Praise God and pass the gravy, in my case the butter. Our culture is absolutely filled with sayings we use to express ourselves. Another interesting expression that is heard is that kids say the darnedest things. I would argue that mama an also say the darnedest things. In starting my journey as a mommy I also have found myself saying the darnedest things to my babies. I have to wonder if they have ever scratched their heads and wondered why in the world does mama say that. I think we all as mommies all have our own expressions or catch phrases as I would call it in days as mommies with our babies. I know I have plenty of my own expressions I have either heard, picked up and use or my own darn expressions.

The first example of an expression I know of, have heard and used is a bit of a moment daring to tell the truth. When I was growing up my mom would use to say “Would you like some cheese with your whine”. I thought it was crazy thing to say although clever. I guess as I was growing I could have moments of whininess about things or life in general. Although knowing me, and I knew better, I probably though yes please since I loved and still do cheese so much. I wonder how many of you mommies out there have either heard or use this saying with your own babies. I understand the point to this darn expression my mom and I’m sure countless other mommies use. It’s basically bringing attention to the actions and choices of whining that our babies are making and saying enough already. I also could see the point trying to be made is that I as the mommy have no time and patience for whininess. As far as me and my household whinnies doesn’t get you anywhere, does no one any favors and actually might take longer to get what you want or keep you from getting it at all because while whining you will get ignored. Also another point being communicated through this expression is that this is not your own personal wine and cheese bar so whining will not server you or anyone else well. Find another way of communicating and seeking what you are after or want.

For me as a mommy and in my journey as well in life of my day I find using such expressions helpful for a couple of reasons. For starters these expressions make me feel clever and add humor the the daily routine. Also I think they can make a point and a point that has an immensely valuable lesson to be learned. Such as with ‘would you like some cheese with your whine” The lesson to be learned is that there are certain ways in going about doing things there is the wrong and right way. Definitely as far as I’m concern in my home whining is the wrong way about getting things and asking for things. As a mommy I strive and desire much to show, demonstrate and teach my babies, do I always do it perfectly, the right way to do things at home, in the world and in life as they journey on. May I always, as I journey forward, strive to do my very best and utmost for my babies in teaching them and exemplifying before them the right way of doing things in life. May I as a mommy try to always make and offer and serve lemonade made from lemons instead of whining about the lemons In my journey as a mommy and in life. May we as mommies all do our best to strive to drink the lemonade, eat the cheese and leave the whine behind for ourselves, babies and families as we journey forward taking sips of our own lemonade.


About Heartfelt Meditations

I am a published author and was published in 2011. My passions in writing involves my journey through motherhood, my faith and my love for America and our history. I live in Louisiana bur am from Texas.
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