Thursday, May 2, 2013

Apologies to my mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Every year I send my own mom a card.  This year, I think I will send her an apology tucked into that card. My daughter has brought so much joy to our lives, but she has also made me realize that the antics I put my mother through as a child must have worn on her nerves. I know--kids are kids.  We have all been there.  No matter what my daughter does I love her more than life itself and my own mom would say the same for me.  Most mother's say to their child at some point, "I hope you grow up to have a child just like you!"  Well, I have.  Although my daughter is more of
my husband's clone, I do see her do all the things I did as a kid.  So, to my mother this Mother's Day...I apologize for all those quirks, antics, behaviors, and screw-ups. 

I am sorry for:
  • Interrupting you when you were on the phone or talking to other people.
  • Any and all temper tantrums that I threw. 
  • Not keeping my room clean and/or when I did clean, shoving everything in my closet and under my bed.
  • Feeling it necessary to draw/write on anything but paper.  
  • Tying string around my Cabbage Patch dolls necks and hanging them out of my second story bedroom window and making them dance on the driveway below.  My dolls were never the same after that. (My daughter has yet to do this, but I am certain it could happen if she is anything like me).
  • Taking scissors and chopping off my bangs- which my own daughter does about 25 years later.
  • Being a back-seat driver and scaring the crap out of you while driving.
  • Making you repeat everything 10 times before I would finally listen--50% of the time. 
  • Doing things you told me 30 seconds before NOT to do. That stubbornness is coming back to bite me in the butt.
  • Complaining about eating vegetables.
  • Complaining about being hot.
  • Complaining about going to school.
  • Complaining about having to take a bath.
  • Complaining about doing homework.
  • Complaining about....well, complaining about everything under the sun!
  • Destroying most items I got my hands on. 
  • Making you watch the same movies over and over and over and over again.
  • Not giving you hugs and kisses nearly enough.
  • Not saying 'thank you' enough or being appreciative enough for everything you did for me. 
 I could make this list go on for awhile. These came to mind off the top of my head.  I hope we all pay homage to our mother's this Mother's Day with something a little better than just a card.  There are a million things I could apologize for, but just as many that make me say 'thank you'.  If I start now, maybe I will have all my 'thank you's' written down by next May. 




2 comments:

  1. oh i love this! there are so many things that we don't realize drove our moms crazy until we are moms ourselves!

    Love the blog, stop by and check mine out if you get a chance! I'm a new follower :)

    Xoxo-Whitney
    www.sometimesglammom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! yeah..I could have come up with a lot more apologies to my mom. My daughter shows me more everyday! I will certainly follow you back.

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