I was complaining to my mother the other day that I found it hard to get to an ATM, and I never ended up having enough cash on me. She said to me, "I'll give you some cash next time I see you. Just don't lose it."
I found that remark completely baffling. She says that to me all the time, whenever she gets me something, that I shouldn't lose it.
The confusing thing is that there is absolutely nothing I have ever done to make her think that I would lose money that she gave me. Even as a kid, I never lost things. And as an adult, I definitely don't lose things.
Is there a point when your parents stop thinking of you as a three-year-old?
I sometimes think that comments like that aren't even about the person to whom they're being addressed. Maybe she worries about losing things herself, so she continuously reminds you not to lose things?ReplyDelete
It's a mothers prayer - like saying "be careful!" - it's said to ward off evil :)ReplyDelete
Don't think so. But remember, as long as there is somebody who thinks of you as a kid you aren't really old. My mother died 2 months ago and I sure wish she would tell me not to lose something.ReplyDelete
It happens - slowly, but it happens. I turned 20 this year and my mum sat me down and told me at Christmas that she thought I was old enough for half a glass of wine watered down. (I didn't have the heart to tell her about med school)ReplyDelete
New trend: ATMs that come to you on the truck. You tweet or enter your address in their app and the ATM shows up at your home or business. :-)ReplyDelete
Every time I bring up laundry pods (which I use, and for some reason seems to come up in conversation with my mom a lot) she tells me to make sure my kids don't eat them. I'm 37.ReplyDelete
At least she doesn't tell YOU not to eat them!Delete
No, just no. And both my parents are dead...........they come back in my dreams.....no comment.ReplyDelete