Do you ever have those moments when you look at your children and think, wow, I am someone’s mother. I’m really a grown-up. I still call my friends “girls” not women. Call me “ma’am” and I gulp. I guess everyone feels that way. And, I’m not even a young mom. Time passes, you become a mother, and suddenly, you start to sound like your mother.
Sometimes, the words come out of my mouth so fast that my inner teenager rolls her eyes and groans, “I can’t believe you just said that.”
Oh, I’m the queen of mom-expressions these days. I even threaten to turn the car around. However, my biggest offender hands down is “because I said so.” We’ve all been there. “Can I have a snack?” No. Then, again. No. Maybe my son rephrases the question. Still no. And again, NO! The pleading and the whining are enough to break me down until before I know it, I’ve blurted it out again, “because I said so, that’s why!”