Sunday, June 20, 2010

I am not mothering you anymore

You know when a good friend brings something to your attention about your personality, you should listen with an open mind to what they are saying and determine how you will apply it to your life if you confirm the statement to be true.

My friend revealed to me that I mother people too first response was, "So, what is wrong with that". I thought about that comment later and asked myself, "what affect does my mothering habit have on people?"

From a man's perspective, being mothered begins to make them feel inadequate and challenges their ability to feel accomplished. I never looked at it that way. Being a mother is all I've known for the past 25 years, taking care of my children, my husband and family. I did not realize I had to separate that duty from my to do list...So, as of today, I will make every effort to not mother any longer...

If you trip and fall, I will be there to help you up, but I will no longer tell you what direction to turn, ask you if you have your keys or cell phone, you are on your own...This momma's moving on.....
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