Tip of the Day: Get all the stories of your parents' teen years while they are still around to tell you -- and still remember. There are some gems in there!
When I was a teen, I remember seeing my mom do certain things, or being with her during certain events, thinking, "WHY is she doing that?"
Wait, strike that. What I was thinking was, "Oh my god, she's SO EMBARASSING!"
And now? Even without having kids of my own to embarass, I find myself doing the following -- and I completely blame my mother. :)
1. Carrying one, if not two, big bags around with me to work, the gym, a 30-minute car trip instead of just a small purse.... Because what if I need a snack? Water? Adil? Toothbrush? Sweater? Book?
2. Carrying a travel mug of hot tea around with me.... Because what if I need caffeine? Something hot? Something soothing?
3. Not being able to sit down and just do one thing.... Because if I'm not writing AND/OR watching TV AND/OR reading AND/OR working out AND/OR cleaning AND/OR eating -- I might not have time to get everything done during the day and doing just ONE of those things is way too little taxation on my brain!
4. Being "allergic" to certain foods.... Because apparently as a kid I could eat McDonald's and candy and fried foods with no problems, but as an adult I have inherited my mother's inability to eat certain things without feeling ill.
What traits did you swear you would NEVER HAVE that your mother/father did...that now you proudly embrace?
Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing