Do you ever "mother" yourself?

@1creekgirl (11306)
United States
December 10, 2017 4:38pm CST
Many of us have memories of ways our mothers would spoil us when we were younger. I don't have a lot of those, but my mother used to make a chocolate pudding cake sometimes. I found myself baking that over the years when I didn't feel well. It occurred to me that I was "mothering" myself! I'm really surprised I haven't baked a pudding cake recently through all the stuff going on, but now that I'm feeling a little stronger, maybe I will. My husband doesn't like it, so there's more for me! Is there something you do to "mother" yourself?
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Dec
Oh my gosh, every time I'm not feeling well, I miss my mother so much! When I was little, she would rock me in a rocking chair when I was sick, which made me feel a lot better:) I could never have a home, without at least one rocking chair
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
10 Dec
A rocker has good memories for you.
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Dec
@1creekgirl Yes, it sure does, in many ways:)
@Corbin5 (112767)
• United States
10 Dec
I read. My mother would always read to us when we were sick.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
10 Dec
Those are good memories, also.
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
I make myself fried bread. Soak a piece of bread in milk then fry it in dripping preferably.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
10 Dec
Interesting. I haven't had that. Did your mom make that for you?
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
@1creekgirl Yes, and she'd cook mushrooms on the stove-top but we don't have the right sort of cooker to do that any more.
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@sallypup (27932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Dec
I probably drink hot cocoa but the better solution would be if I sat and petted a cat. Better for my health, anyway.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
10 Dec
Hot cocoa is very soothing. But then, so is stroking a cat.
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@sallypup (27932)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Dec
@1creekgirl Stroking the cat has no calories so its the better choice.
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@toniganzon (53177)
• Philippines
10 Dec
I do. I shop lol! I remember whenever I got sick my mother would buy me my favorite toy. So now when I'm down, I'd go shopping or treat myself to a spa.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
10 Dec
See, you've been mothering yourself too.
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@toniganzon (53177)
• Philippines
10 Dec
@1creekgirl Oh yes I do!All the time I think hahaha and not only when I'm down. I have this self-care challenge when I only have to are for myself. For many years I have been neglecting myself but from the start of this year, I realised that I have to take care of me too.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
@toniganzon That's good to take care of yourself, also.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Dec
I shop for myself nowadays. My mom used to shop for me :)
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
I bet that reminds you of your mom.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Dec
@1creekgirl Yes it does. She made it easy. It is only when I needed to start shopping for myself that I realized it was not an easy task. Like knowing how to buy and not waste money on things I don't need. :)
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@UncleJoe (10585)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
11 Dec
Yes. I like to tuck myself in bed and kiss my forehead every night.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
I bet that kiss takes quite a bit of contortions!
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@UncleJoe (10585)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
11 Dec
@1creekgirl Not really. I stand on a chair.
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@Platespinner (17025)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Dec
My mother was NOT the motherly type. When I indulge myself it's usually because I'm being selfish.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
Sorry to hear that. My mother "pretended" to be motherly, but anything she did was actually for her.
@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec
I just rest and take it easy as much as possible, which I'm going to be doing today to try to get rid of this terrible cold that hit me like a ton of bricks. The chocolate pudding cake sounds real good. I hope you make it.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
12 Dec
Hope you feel lots better soon.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Dec
@1creekgirl Thank you.
@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
11 Dec
I cannot remember anything special my mother did when I was sick. I usually prepare a hot chocolate for me.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
That's usually soothing when we don't feel well.
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
11 Dec
@1creekgirl I am a chocolate lover.
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Dec
I do knit. My mother taught me how to knit and i still remember it.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
Do you miss her when you knit?
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Dec
@1creekgirl She is still alive but some 400 kilometres from where i live. I miss her but always make an effort to visit her.
@dgobucks226 (13214)
11 Dec
I can't really think of anything special. I guess a cup of tea with honey always makes me feel good.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
Did your mom ever make that for you?
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@dgobucks226 (13214)
12 Dec
@1creekgirl I am sure she did, guess that is where I got the idea Don't we get all our good ideas from our parents
@andriaperry (56049)
• United States
11 Dec
No, my mom passed away when I was 12, so I do not recall a lot of mothering. However my sister seems to want me to "mother" her and make special things for her. I usually do.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
That's sweet how we take on different roles in life. I'm sorry you lost your mom when you were so young.
@HazySue (22490)
• United States
11 Dec
When I don't feel good I make myself a cup of herbal tea and cuddle up under a cover with a book in my hand.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
A good book and a good cup of tea is perfect.
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@Shiva49 (13734)
• Singapore
11 Dec
Any child will miss the mother's love which cannot be reciprocated in adequate measure. I like to compare our mothers with mother nature for giving whatever we want and even more. I don't mother myself but feel blessed to have had a loving mother - siva
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
That was a grest blessing.
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@Srbageldog (8273)
• United States
11 Dec
My mom would make me chamomile tea when I wasn't feeling well, so now that's always my go-to when I start getting sick or feeling anxious.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
The tea sounds nice.
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@DEMI12 (598)
• Guangdong, China
11 Dec
yes, cooking, haha
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
I enjoy cooking, too.
@Juliaacv (32268)
• Canada
11 Dec
I don't remember my mother doing anything in particular when we were sick, but I do remember my Gramma would make jello for me. I tend to do that as well. In fact next weekend when our family gathers to celebrate Christmas, I'm making a huge 4 layer jello because it just seems that every year there are a few of the little ones who are just getting over something or are not feeling well. Jello will help fill the plate, which will make the parents happy, and the jello will be easy on the tummy if someone isn't feeling well-besides kids often haven't acquired a taste for turkey until they are a little older. So Auntie Julia will mother them that way.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
11 Dec
That's very sweet!
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@Kandae11 (40188)
11 Dec
I bake my favorite stuff - like oatmeal cookies or raisin wheat bread.
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