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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Kids Are Ashamed of Me!

I've learned a lot sitting at the table with my kids. You would be surprised what they will tell while eating!

From out of nowhere, 14 year-old daughter started a conversation about age, particularly my age vs. the age of her friend's moms. Most of them are in their early to mid 30s.

"And when they tell their mother's age, I don't say anything," 14-year-old daughter said. Then 13-year-old daughter, and Baby girl chimed in. "Yeah, you're older than my friend's moms too."

Because I'm older, JUST 42, they're ashamed. With a soft voice, and a little attitude I explained, I didn't start having children at 15. Somehow, they forgot, we have 5 children. I didn't have them all at the same time, like puppies. Once upon a time, I too was a young mother. Infact, it wasn't THAT long ago.

When taking them to elementary school, I was a young mother. Or did they forget? They're now moving into middle school, and Jr. High. My son will be a Senior in High School, and our oldest daughter a Senior in college. I'm not a grandmother!

 Even though, their friend's moms are younger in age, I still LOOK younger than most of them.

Are your kids ashamed of you?

4 comments:

Stacey said...

Aren't all kids ashamed (embarrassed) of their parents?? The other kids are just as ashamed of their parents.

I have noticed the same thing. I used to be the young parent, and now I am getting to be the older parent!

mrstdj said...

Ha ha! My son is too young to be ashamed/embarrassed yet, but I'm sure it'll happen. I think it's natural and inevitable.

I remember once when I was in elementary school and I didn't want my parents to come to parent/teacher night because they were the only ones still married! *lol* Whoa!! It was a quick moment that passed, but looking back it makes me laugh. Kids are silly!

Angela Cooper said...

Like you said, you didn't have them at 15 and you are not a Grandmother. Don't forget to tell them how good you look for your age too.

Chaotically Calm said...

Hey LaTonya,

Now I don't have any kids but this reminds me of a conversation I was having the other day with Model Friend. She sent me a random text the other day that everyone is having kids before her. To which I responded that she needed to jump on that because she didn't want to show up at the PTA meeting looking like someone's grannie.

Side note I don't think you look a day past 33 1/2! Tell those kiddies that you can take on any of those "young" moms.

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