When you were growing up, did you ever think your mom was stupid, invasive, non-trusting, and downright annoying? The endless rolling of your eyes, the mocking of your mom and muttering under your breath? Remember swearing to yourself "I will never be this way with MY kids
Now.. fast forward a few years. You've had kids of your own and have found that the mother's curse WORKS! I know it worked in my mom's case, because I have on like me (sort of) and one EXACTLY like my brother. You also find out that your mom was really smart, caring, loving and she did all of those things because she genuinely cared. How much are you like your mother now, even though we all swore we would NEVER be like her. Do you appreciate all that she had done? I know I do now..
Back when my 17 year old son had first obtained his drivers license, he was supposed to go to breakfast in the city where we lived at a diner in which he works. He wasn't home in a reasonable amount of time. When I called him, I found that he was 2 cities north, that he had picked up a teen aged friend. Did he call me to tell me all this??? NO!!! After I told him to get his ass home... I called my mom...... and apologized for being a teenager. She laughed as all moms do when we share these type of stories. What makes us think THIS time will be different? When you call to whine about what your kids did , did you really think she was going to display sympathy and give you words of wisdom and encouragement? Not only no but HELL no, she has probably already peed herself with laughter as she innocently gets her revenge. You know that phrase "Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your kids"? I heard it my whole childhood. I never fully understood the meaning until my kids were old enough to make noise. Yeah that's hour 1 for those of you who were wondering. Now I say it all the time
I also realized something else just a few minutes ago while de-fleaing my daughters cat.. raising kids is like giving a psycho kitten a bath. Sigh.. If only we knew now what we THOUGHT we knew then.. we would NEVER have had kids
Have you apologized to YOUR mom yet?