That’s it, I quit

Bossy mom

Well, it’s finally happened. I knew it was coming. People said it was unavoidable – and they’re right.

I have turned in to my mother.

Don’t get me wrong, my mom is amazing. She’s always worked hard to make sure I had everything I needed, is sweet, loyal and very giving. She also calls every kind of tissue Kleenex. Every sanitary napkin is a Kotex and she fully, 100% believes that if you go outside with wet hair, you’ll get a cold. Maybe your immune system is compromised when you have wet hair? Who knows. God love her.

So the other day, I was talking to Babycakes and she asked me to get something for her. I was in the middle of putting away her laundry, so I said “in a minute”. Now, Babycakes has the attention span/patience of a rock (no rocks are not patient) and within two minutes of her original request she asked me to get whatever-it-was again. Before I could stop myself, I opened my mouth and my mother’s words came out “I hope one day you have a child with your patience”.

I stood there, mouth hung open, eyes wide…I couldn’t believe I said it. My mother’s words when I was 9 or so – verbatim. Horrific.

Growing up is weird. Being a parent is even more strange….I’m going to start a new wordpress site called Shiz my mom says. Because apparently, I’ll be saying it all too one day


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Sometimes I'm the mom I want to be, sometimes I'd like to be better. Every day I learn something new, "hack" this mom gig, so to speak. Just thought I'd share it, maybe help someone else along the way...