I do love my mother – but she scares the hell out of me.

@pillusch (1149)
Mexico
June 8, 2009 2:31pm CST
Let me recap, I’m a big boy, gonna be turning 50 this week, have traveled widely all over the world, have worked as a tramp on the fields of Europe, hitchhicked across part of Asia, set up and run a business in Mexico, am a father of two rascals, am educated and sometimes succesful, and I am A MAN, yes, Sir! However, I am a man with a mother, and that’s where it gets tricky. There is this lovely old lady in Germany, always friendly, always eager to help, very conscious about not interfering with her children’s families and lifes, succesfully avoiding it, and this lady knows absolutely EVERYTHING about me, whether I or somebody else told her or not. Just can’t win! I can sheat on my wife, commit fraud in business, lie to myself and to others, throw up a smoke screen to hide things, tell people I’m this, that and the other, make them believe, make myself believe whatever it is I’d like people to believe – and most of the world falls for it – less my mother. With my mother I can run, but I can’t hide. And I find that absolutely scary. So I just love to talk to her on the phone every three month and visit her every 5 years or so LOL I got the idea for this post from another one I just saw, titled with the question whether your mother is your friend. Are you kidding?
7 responses
@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
8 Jun 09
You must be joking when you say that you call her every 3 months or so. You are joking, right? My three sons are at present in 3 countries and they phone me at least every other day and then they all talk to each daily. all four children talk to each other daily. Two of my sons are married and we all get along. Why shouldn't your mother be classified as a friend? All of my children are my friends. when they were in theoir late teens they distanced themselves for a while but came back as friends. I consider the love of my family to me and to each other as my geatest achievement in life.
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
8 Jun 09
Well, yes, I was joking, sorry if it didn't come across like that. Thanks for your response
@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
8 Jun 09
If I had read your post carefully and not so tired I would have realised that. I should be the one apologising. A crisis ridden day with no end in sight. My head hurts because I banged it too mnay times on the wall!
• United States
9 Jun 09
Well you cant fool your mom cause she is your MOM!!!. We all try to hind things from our mothers but they always know(at least mind does). She might not know all the details but she knows when something is up with me by the sound of my voice. Its like encoded in there DNA to know!! :)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I think Mom sounds like a saint , and would love to hear her end of the story ... hmmmm ..
@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
9 Jun 09
This is funny..I like it; whether you are jesting or serious, I think of it as a nice joke that all of us can read and enjoy. I get what you mean about mothers, and although mine is also pretty meddlesome, I still love her the same. Mothers can get lonely at times, and some have had their moments with their moms. You are successful and perhaps it's because of the nagging of your mom...just kidding. Although I hate it when my mom nags, but when she's not around, I kind of miss her nags. Right, I'm crazy...LOL...
@sweetie1026 (1724)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
My mom was my friend when she was still alive. Moms are their kids best friend maybe because they usually play the intercessor between the kids and the father. I am a mother of 3 and i am also their friend. I enjoy being their mom and friend all in one because i get to enjoy things with them. I hang out with them and do almost all things with them on weekends.But i make sure that i keep a distance from them when they want to be left alone. I know, after they have sort things by themselves they will come to me for help or advice.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
It is funny because, maybe, your mother still thinks you are the little boy she once had and still can't accept the fact that you are already grown up. She could be lonely because, you do not ask for her help anymore like you used to when you were still a small boy. Just be more understanding of her, remember, she is after all your mother. I am not yet a mother myself, but I am taking care of a 5-year-old girl. When I don't see her, I sometimes get panicked and get worried. I would still love her to be by my side all the time.
@Maryam27 (412)
• Pakistan
9 Jun 09
Well that's nothing to get scared of, you should be proud of your mum :) Why you want to lie or fake?? Aren't you happy with who you are and what you do? And yeah do try to visit her more often. :-)
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
8 Jun 09
I consider my mom to be my friend and I'm not afraid of her with my age being 52. She is the one person I can trust to always tell me the truth no matter how hard I don't want to hear it. Plus I live in NM and she is in Florida but I usually talk to her at least once a day if not more. Out of five of us though I'm the only one who makes it a point to call my parents each and everyday.