Happy Early Mother’s Day Friends!
The other day I asked my Mom what she wanted for Mother’s Day and she said, “You know I’d love just a nice brunch or dinner.” Then suggested Fleming’s Steakhouse and told me she had never been there before. Well we actually already had another big family Mother’s Day brunch planned not at Flemings but I swear the universe works in mysterious ways because next thing I know I was being invited to Flemings for a Mother’s Day dinner!
So of course I had to take my Mom!! I’m so thankful for this because honestly my Mom and I NEVER get to go to dinner just the two of us. I’m always needing her to help watch the kiddos or she’s already busy watching my other niece and nephews.
My mom is honestly like a super MiMi! I think that’s where I get my “YES!” personality from, I tend to have a problem saying “No” to others as well. If we call her she’s always on board to babysit or if we need help with anything she’s there to lend a hand. So she totally deserved this dinner and to have a nice relaxing meal.
1. What’s the one thing you would have done differently as a mom?
My Mom said: Should have not allowed all the phone use early on.
(PS: I didn’t have a phone until 8th grade, so she said she wishes she would have waited a little longer to allow me & my cousin who’s like my little sister have one.)
2. In what ways do you think I’m like you? And not like you?
My Mom said: You’re like me in the way that you stick to things and set goals and keep after them. You’re constantly trying to improve yourself. How you’re not like me is you’re very sensitive
(Which she says I get from my Dad. LOL! My mom grew up with 6 other siblings so maybe thats why she has a harder surface and not so sensitive. I personally don’t feel like I’m a sensitive person now, I think I was when I was younger but now things don’t bother me as much.)
3. Do you think it’s easier or harder to be a mother now than when you were raising our family?
My Mom said: It’s not easier or harder its still just about staying in tune with what’s going on in your kids life and keeping up with them.
4. Was I a difficult child?
My Mom said: No, not until you were in high school. 9th grade year was hard and you getting in trouble with boys! 🤦🏻♀️ (And then she sent me to a private school! HaHA)
5. Is there anything that you wish had been different between us―or that you would still like to change?
My Mom said: I wish we could get on the same wave length. (We tend to butt heads, don’t even ask about how planning my wedding went! LOL)
At the end of the day we LOVE each other no matter what and can put our differences aside! I don’t know what I would do without my mom. We talk on the phone every single day just to check in and see what the other one is doing. Our relationship isn’t perfect but it’s definitely only gotten better over the years especially after I became a mother myself. It’s so true you realize so much, everything starts to make sense as to why your mother was the way she was when you’re little and you only appreciate your mother more becoming one yourself! (Or so how it’s been for me at least)