US humorist & poet (1902 - 1971)
- The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)
These are wonderful and funny quotes about being a parent that I gleaned from the Internet. Quotes like these make my day.
I particularly like the last two because I now only not look like my mother, I sound like her too. I also was a handful when I was young. I think my mother enjoyed my indiscretion more than I did, and still does.
I never thought I will ever quote my mother but I often do. At my age, I consider my mother a prophet and a sage. That is in contrast, extreme contrast in all actuality, with my frame of mind before I had my own children. How edifying motherhood is! To quote my mother: "You will not know how I feel until you have your own children." She was right. I did not emphatize with her then because I did not know how a mother feels. I used to say something sassy or roll my eyes when my mother says something profound. I wish I had a tape recorder then so I could replay them now because I am sure that I will be in awe about their prophetic wisdom. Thank God to repetition, I commited some to memory. Now, my children are the beneficiaries of this inheritedwisdom. Of course, right now they think it is just psycho-babble from an overprotective mother but soon they will find grains of truth in them.
I desperately wanted to forget a lot of things I did when I was young. Though my mother has a list of them that she can produce at the speed of light. I suspect that she is keeping this list to send to my children in case of her untimely demise from my smart mouth. I think she enjoyed my childhood troubles a little more than I want her to. This enjoyment causes her to recall my transgressions a bit too vivid and too often, much to my chagrin.