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User Topic: "What I want for Mother's Day"
nowiknow23
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Content  Posted: 7:24 PM, May 6th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Saw this on FB and had to share.

So I've decided to be proactive and tell my kids what I want for mother's day. Here it is:

What I Want for Motherís Day

Dear Children,

Motherís Day is coming up, and I thought I should tell you what I want. This way thereís no guilty panic or last minute purchasing of flowers at the closest gas station. So, this is what I want, this year and every year after; itís pretty simple really.

I want you to be a decent human being.

I want you to be who you are, but donít be an asshole.

I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything youíve got.

I want you to ask for help when you need it.

I want you to help others when they need it.

I want you to learn how to cook, do your own laundry, pay your bills and know how to clean a bathroom.

When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because itís the screw-ups that make the victories sweeter.

I want you to travel, because the world is huge and you are one part of it.

I want you to know that even when we hate each other, I will never stop loving you.

I want you to play nicely with others.

I want you to feed your curiosity.

I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than you originally thought.

I want you to respect every human beingís right to be who they are.

I want you to sometimes be more interested in someone else than in yourself.

I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.

I want you to know that I would lay down my life for you in Lily Potter fashion any day of the week.

I want you to realize how lucky you are every once in awhile even if only for an instant.

I want you to know love, even if it means getting hurt.

I want you to relax and not feel guilty about it.

I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes.

I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.

And I wouldnít mind breakfast in bed.

See, simple.

Love,

Mom


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 7:29 PM, May 6th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, May 6th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Nice


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 9:08 AM, May 7th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Why did that make me cry?

Truer words never spoken. Yep this is exactly 100% what I want, AND what I get most of the time. Life is good and I'm counting my blessings.

ETA) Except this.. I never get this one
"I want you to learn how to cook, do your own laundry, pay your bills and know how to clean a bathroom"

[This message edited by metamorphisis at 9:09 AM, May 7th (Tuesday)]



ďWe don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.Ē... Anais Nin

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, May 7th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I get that one - they KNOW how to. I just need an addendum that makes them actually DO IT!


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 10:32 PM, May 9th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had to find this after I saw the t/j in general. This is lovely. This and ice cream is all I want.


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

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wannabenormal
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Default  Posted: 1:13 AM, May 10th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This IS a lovely list!

ETA: now that my kids are older, I find myself telling them a lot of these same things.

On one hand, it seems disappointing for them to realize not everyone else share or always tries to be nice or whatever; it's also neat to see them both WANT to still be the better person for it.

Parenting is hard!

I love the part about traveling; it's so true!

[This message edited by wannabenormal at 1:16 AM, May 10th (Friday)]



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gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 2:20 AM, May 10th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh my. *sigh*

My MIL has this posted on her FB page. Yes. The mother of Sultan. Nuff said.....


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 6:57 AM, May 10th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

gonna - I'm going to forget that I just read that.


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, May 10th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sorry NIK, I probably shoulda kept that to myself, huh?


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.


Posts: 7947 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Midwest
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