While it's not necessarily a horrible thing to want to become like your mother, I certainly did look up to my mother for achieving all that she did with all of us kids! Some people don't want to become like their mother. That was me what I was younger. I always thought that my mom was "mean" and had "unreasonable rules, expectations, and discipline." Today, I think that I have finally come to terms with being my mothers daughter.
Monkey, who recently had a mishap at day care, which had been addressed many times, lost all of his toys but just a few, was throwing a fit. I informed him that because he was not being nice to his sister, not obeying the rules, and was back talking that he would not be getting his 5 toy reward for having a good day at daycare. We had made a deal that every day that he was good that he would get 5 of his toys back and every day that he had a bad day at school, he had to give up 10. It seems to be working for the most part, except for the being at home!
He decided that he wanted to continue to throw a temper tantrum after dinner because Sam wouldn't let him watch TV. The rule is, no TV before bed because it wires him up and he has a harder time falling asleep. I was helping Bug take a bath, and heard Sam tell Monkey that he needed to go to bed because he couldn't follow the rules. I peeked my head out of the bathroom and told him that he needed to clean up his room before he went to bed.
"I don't want to clean my room!"
"Well, I don't want to have to go to the work in the morning either. Looks like we both have to do things we don't want to do!"
It was at that point that I realized that I am, in fact, becoming my mother! I hope that I can be half the woman that she is. She did put up with me, my 3 siblings, all of our friends, and all of our combined crazy antics and she never killed any of us!
Thanks Mom! I love you so very much!
On that mushy note, the storms here are getting rather bad and the electricity keeps cutting in and out so I should probably get off of here and go to bed!
-Update: Just as I was typing that they power went out for about an hour. Sam and I layed in bed and talked for about an hour and the electric came back on, so, here it is!