Sometimes you should just listen to your mother...

@lilybug (21145)
United States
October 24, 2008 1:55pm CST
I had been slacking on doing laundry this past week, so all of my son's pants were being washed or dirty yesterday morning. I had totally forgotten to throw them in the dryer. I told him to just wear sweat pants to school they would be more comfortable anyway. He was not happy about it. He did not want to wear sweats to school. He said none on the other kids wear them. Do you kids wear sweat pants to school? He was happy when he got home though because he said that the sweats were really comfortable and he wants to wear them on Gym days now. Do you ever have to convince your kids of something and then they admit you were right?
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@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
25 Oct 08
My daughter has worn them to school. Heck, I used to wear them to school. They were warm in the winter. And you are right more comfy. Glad he saw the wisdom of your decision.
• United States
25 Oct 08
It's funny when we see our own children doing to us what we did and sometimes still do to our own parents. I have new found respect for the favorite parental line "I hope when you have kids they act just like you". Mine do, everyday lol. Sometimes kids just need to figure things out on their own. We parents are almost always right on must things only because we have experience. It's nice to hear a child say you were right. But on the other hand, it's almost just as nice to see us proved wrong lol. Humility is one of life's finer lessons. Oh yeah, my kids would almost rather wear sweat pants to school. Anything pants that are stretchy with elastic. They can't stand jeans lol.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
25 Oct 08
lol..yes....and it happens often with my older son. But he's quite nice about appreciating it and admitting that I was right. Though my younger one is too young, he seems to have a stubborn streak and I have a feeling that he wouldn't come out and admit it even when he realizes that I was right.
@munhozmib (3850)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 Oct 08
Hello! I am not a parent yet. For now, I'm the son. And I have to admit that my mother has the reason plenty of times. I try not to go too strongly against her, because sometimes I know that she might be right. So, I only go against when I know that I am correct. Sometimes I have the reason aswell. But what impress me most is that, when she sees a friend of mine, she says: "Your friend is a lier". And you think about it and you say: "No, he is not. He never lied to me" and you start defending your friend. Soon, you find out that your friend was lying. It happened already. Or when she says that I'm getting into trouble before I do get. I don't listen, because I can only see the good point in the present. Soon, I'm in trouble, hahaha. Well, I guess that's what we call experience. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
All the time. I know what you are going through. I have some of the most stubborn kids around. My son also does not like to wear sweats. But like you sometimes I fall behind. Most of the time the kids realize that I am right. But of course we are right we are always right cause we are moms.
@hildas (3031)
24 Oct 08
Yes, everyday I tell my kids good advice and they always moan back. Later on they come and say. 'Yes you where right'. Us mothers (or fathers) are always right. My Mother was always right too. It is only now I realise all the bad moments, and say she was right. She was always right about my friends also. A good judge of character. I am happy your son said you where right.