Friday, December 10, 2010

Quote of the Damn Day: The Moms

You're practicing being an adult, and I don't know how to treat you.

[SB is 44 damn years old. I hope I am not still just practicing at it.]


Danny said...

that would be one of the milder, kinder things mother says to me

Mj Rains said...

Moms of course always find a way to make you feel like you are child still...and they can never it seems cope with the fact that you might know more than they do.

Great quote.

Love you,
Have a great weekend!

Jeannie said...

Moms are special. And I do mean it that way.

My mother used to get on at me about colouring my hair - especially when I made it really red or purple. I finally said: "Mom, I'm over 40 now. I'm a grown up and I can do what I want." She never bothered me after that.

Denny Coates said...

I think childhood should be viewed as the time when adults help prepare the child for adult life. And the most important thing about adult life is how challenging it is once you have to fend for yourself. You have to be strong to deal with these challenges, which come along at an astonishing rate, day by day. So it's not like one day, you get a promotion...congratulations, you're an adult. In the best case, we just keep on getting stronger and stronger...I once knew a woman who remained immature and childlike until she died at the age of 79.

You didn't know you touched on one of my favorite topics, did you SB?

Anonymous said...

I think we are all still practicing at being adults until the day we die.
People who act like adults are just better actors.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I hear you, pal.

And SB loves you! You have a great weekend, too.

Good for you for standing up to her. I adore you!

I'll bet that woman was a drag to be around. I find the subject interesting, too. Love to you and Kathleen.

I think your theory may have some merit. At least it makes me feel better. Thanks for reading me. Hope all is well. Give my regards to the city. I miss it this time of year.

Syd said...

Mothers have that way of sizing things up, even though the size may not exactly fit.

Ms. Moon said...

These things can take time.
Are we ever really adults? I still ponder this question.

North West London Girl said...

I'm much older than that, but who cares, HH loves me xx

Anonymous said...

I don't practice so much as I lapse in & out at difficult times.

Petit fleur said...

Good ole moms. :-o

Lori said...

You will always be a child to Mom's. I will join you at 44 this week. I missed and love you. Keep trying to be an adult. It might work one day...xxoo

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Yes, they do.

Ms. Moon,
I don't think I ever will be.

North West London Girl,
Love is the main thing.

Amen to that shit, girl!

Yep, I got lucky in the Mom lottery.

So glad to hear from you! Happy holidays. We are splendid at any age. Laugh. Love you! Happy damn birthday!!! Many, many, more!

Gledwood said...

44? Didn't you have a nervous breakdown when you hit 40? I had a mini one at 35 but that's half 3 score and 10, I don't think 40 would be such an issue for me. At 35 I felt no longer part of the overgrown teenage crowd and just past it. The music of my youth is referred to as "old school". That made me feel like a real pensioner.

Sorry I've not been round. Going crazy, as per usual.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I didn't have a nervous breakdown at 40, I just got seriously depressed, but then again, it's hard to tell with me, because I'm depressed pretty much every day. On the plus side, I'm a fairly calm person and one you would want to have with you in an emergency situation. I'm too depressed and lethargic to get worked up over anything. I once called emergency services because one of our vehicles was on fire right outside our house, and I even said "please" and "thank you" to the dispatcher.

Love you!


Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest SB, I'm not sure I'm even practising being an adult at nearly 42. Not that I care one bit! Love you xx