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Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Unpopular Mom....


Being the mother to hormonal teenagers makes me very unpopular... Mostly because it is very difficult to fool me... I wasn't born yesterday.. My daughter could have been me 30 years ago... She sounds like I did... Her passion is the same as mine was... And NOW I have a first hand experience of what MY mom was thinking... feeling.... so very long ago.... Mom, I am sorry - really - I am soooo sorry....

I am guessing that I will just have to suck up the fact that I am no longer their "hero".... I am no longer the one with all the answers... I have learned that due to my age... I "don't get it".. I have been replaced by the much wiser 15/16 year old... and you know what? I am so sick of it...

Can you tell that I am not in my normal upbeat state of mind??? Mothering a passionate, hormonal, and very impatient 15 year old is not much fun today....... So I will bestow the curse wish my mom bestowed upon me.... "I hope you have a daughter JUST like YOU" enough said!

I Have Become My Mother AND I Have Been Blessed With A Daughter Just Like Me....

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28 comments:

  1. don't we all become our mothers? Have you heard that country song ...mother's of teenage daughters? I think it's LeAnn womack. Anyhow, I have 3 boys, and we have yet to reach the teenage years, but in many ways I am thankful I don't have a daughter b/c I'm afraid she would be just like I was! lol

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  2. Forgot to mention I'm here from the Friday Blog Hop!

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  3. Wow! well..as for me, my girl's just 9, but fast becoming like me. I'm trying to change her into not becoming like me before she hits the teens. haha..

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  4. Oh wow, I can SO relate! My youngest daughter is 30, and we are SO much alike even now. Unfortunately her own daughter isn't a teenager yet - I find myself hoping that her daughter is just like her, so she can appreciate just how challenging this mothering of daughters is!

    Oh yes, I've been sooo sorry too!

    Sending you hope and tons of inner strength.

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  5. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  6. Ah...our sins come back to haunt us don't they!

    I sometimes look in the mirror in the mornings and SEE my mum. It's not good.

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  7. I am a mom to three kids aged 23, 20 and 17... yes, i can see ME in them.. a bit of me in #1 boy, my character in #2 boy and my size in #3 girl.. :P

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  8. WOW... unbelievable. Those words were written on my baby shower gift from my Mom. "Here's hoping you have a child, JUST like you". But then she followed it up with "then I'll feel like we are finally even". LOL

    Stopping over from FYF. I'm dealing with an 18 yr old myself. Boy are we stupid or what? They know everything, we should just ask them ! NOT

    Have a good weekend.

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  9. LOL! Trust me it only gets worse. Mine is 27 now and she still thinks she knows more than me.

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  10. I wished 2 girls to each of my girls!

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  11. And this is why I wished for a boy! I was afraid of a girl that was just like me!!!

    But, guess what? A boy comes with a whole different set of challenges....so yeah, the joke's still on me. The bright side? Eventually, THEY will have children and the cycle will begin again.

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  12. LMAO! I have a soon to be 15 year old daughter myself...and I call my Mom once a week to apologize. ;)

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  13. Hmmm.....I may have heard that same statement from my mommy, like everyday from age 13 to 18.

    Got my own baby girl now, she's 21, I can't wait until she has her own little payback.

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  14. That's inspiring!
    I'll introduce this blog to my wife. :)

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  15. I have already bestowed the "May you have a child just like you" curse that was bestowed on me by my own mother. And I have a 12 son! ( I also have a 6 year old son and 9 year old daughter, but have not needed the curse yet!) Great post!! I visiting from voiceboks today! Have a great day!

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  16. love these posts, so fun to read!

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com
    www.thebusybeefamileee.blogspot.com

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  17. I said the same thing to my daughters! One doesn't have any kids yet and one has a boy. Oh well, the boy is kind of like her!
    I wouldn't relive those days if you paid me!! Good luck and I am here for you:))

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  18. They truly are tough at that age, but in a couple years, she'll come back. She really will!

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  19. Oh the adventures of being a mother. :)

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  20. Hey Kelly,
    Has been far too long since I stopped by - woke up thinking about Haley today. Happy to read that a match has been found!
    I am so not looking forward to 15. Going on 13 already has my little one so moody. Ugh.
    xo

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  21. The joys of motherhood. Loved this post Kelly!

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  22. i just know i will experience this in a few years... my daughter is only 8 but she already has that know it all attitude! i pray everyday that she will be quiet like me when i was a teen... but i also got away with a lot because my parents always "thought" i was being honest -- yikes... i may have said too much! good lucky kelly... keep us posted so i know what to do when it is my turn!

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  23. Eek, I have 3 daughters and dread the day they're all teenagers. :o lol Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

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  24. I hear ya!!! My own Mom cursed me and guess what--I have a daughter just like myself...you know what else? I already pray that she too, will one day have one just like herself. ;)

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  25. I've heard this saying a lot lately that from ages 0-10 kids think their parents know everything. During the teenage years kids think parents know nothing. During the early 20's kids start to admit their parents might know something and after that kids start to realize their parents really did know what they were talking about. The saying goes something like that...don't quote me on it though! I remember reaching the point that I knew my parents were right all along (for the most part) and our relationships are so much better. I don't mind calling them for advice anymore. Hopefully one day your teenagers will grow out of this and reach the point where they really care about what you have to say...until then, good luck :)

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