Random Observation/Comment #725: In retrospect, I’ve never gotten bad advice from my parents. Thank you!
Why this List?
I hadn’t seen my parents in a year due to the pandemic, so I’m ecstatic to show them Colorado. Along with their love and cooking, I’ve also received a lot of sage advice.
I might be writing this because I know my parents read my blog. In the best intentions, the advice does sound like repetitive nagging, but I still love it. This is not a list criticizing my parents’ advice. They’re usually right.
I hear you. Honestly, keep telling me because it’s the best way I’ll learn.
- Wear more clothes to bed because you wind up kicking off your blanket at night
- Put on an extra shirt in the morning when you get out of bed so you stay warm
- Stop drinking cold water – Drink warm water instead
- Eat more fruits for breakfast and right before dinner – Interesting to have fruit for an appetizer
- Peel the skin on apples before eating them or at least take a knife to scrape off the wax
- Don’t eat too much red meat – Red meat can cause issues
- Wait 30 minutes after eating before taking a shower
- Dry your hair after taking a shower – Use a hair dryer
- Don’t sleep with wet hair or you’ll get a headache
- Boil your water before you drink it – They have a lot of boiled water heaters
- Don’t eat too much salty foods
- Remember to skim the fat off of any soup or sauces before eating it
- Change your shirt when you get home so you’re not bringing outside germs inside
- Wash your hands once you get home – This is generally good advice for everyone and probably everyone’s habit by now
- Use a different cutting board for meat than vegetables
- Get some more sleep – This is always a good reminder
- Don’t work too hard – I don’t think I do, but this is good advice
- Try some morning face massages and body slapping exercises to wake up your muscles – Body slapping is super weird, but also relaxing
- Keep the screen farther away from your face to avoid vision issues
- Eat all of the food on your plate / Don’t waste food – Make a happy plate!
- Remember to wash the noodles once under cold water before cooking it the rest of the way in soup – This rinses any waxes they add to preserve shelf noodles
- If you’re in Hong Kong, wash your bowls and dishes in hot tea first. Also, bring your own napkins
- Don’t eat too much fried food. If you do eat fried food, make sure you wait a few minutes so it isn’t freshly crispy.
- Don’t eat too many egg yolks to keep your cholesterol low
- Pour tea for your elders during dim sum
- Wear a hat and a scarf in the winter. The head and neck must always be kept warm.
- Have a can of wd-40 in the house (and maybe an extra one in the car) – I guess it’s bad to have squeaky things.
- Pay attention to your Cholesterol
- Teach Evie to eat all the foods – We’re certainly trying!
- Train your body to poop in mornings and nights so you don’t have to use a public bathroom
~See Lemons Love My Parents’ Advice