Life, Parenting

Mother Knows Best?

 

Growing up, I always heard:

“Mother knows best!” “Just wait until you get older.” “You’re going to turn out just like me.”

I was 100% certain that I was never going to turn out like my mom.  You see, when I was a teenager I thought, like most teenagers, my mom was strict, mean, and so uncool.  I was going to be that cool, laid-back mom.  The one that everyone wanted to be around because, you know, I was that mom.

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Turns out, I was wrong.  While I am definitely different from my mom in a lot of ways, I can solemnly say that I turned out like my mom.  Is there anyone else who can relate?  I find myself repeating the things my mom said to me as a child to my own daughter and even the children in the daycare.  My mom, who works with me, relishes in the fact that I am becoming her.

I have the same values for my daughter that my mom had for me when I was a child.  The same traditions, the same mindset, and I guess that’s too be expected because she raised me.  She is my mom.  I find myself though, realizing that I brushed off the advice that she offered while I was growing up and now I can’t get enough of it.

Also, I think my mother cursed me.  When I would give her grief as a teenager, and I certainly gave her a lot of it, my mother would say “Just you wait until you have kids!  It’s going to be payback for what you’re doing to me.”

All I can say now is, I’m so sorry.  Also, can you please break the curse now?  I will say, my daughter is amazing, well-behaved, and kind.  But boy, she must have learned from the best in grief giving cause she is also Little Miss Sassy.  Of course, my mom finds it to be the most hilarious thing in the world and all she has to do is sit back and watch.

Everything that my mom said would happen has happened.  The advice that my mom has given me has helped tremendously.  All I can say is mother really does know best.

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Okay, not that mother.  That mother was evil and selfish.

What are your experiences with mother knowing best?  Share your stories below!

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