What you would never tell your mother - or your kids
February 21, 2009 5:03am CST
Is there anything you did in your youth that you wouldn't share with your mom - or waited until enough time had passed to share with her. Are there any behaviours you would not share with your kids - or do you think your past is a good learning tool. I had kind of a boring past and I almost regret it as far as my child. I can hear him saying, how would you know more, you've never done this or that. Like a normal weight weight loss consultant who has never had a problem with weight whose clients say, "how would you know how I feel you've never dealt with this". In my case the latter pertained to my age - I was younger and my older clients didn't think I could relate but soon found age had no bearing on my doing my job well. But that doesn't really pertain! Lol.
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21 Feb 09
I run into the age things sometimes since I am a biology instructor. I look a lot younger than I am, and I do sometimes since I teach Community college have students older than me. There are three things I have never told my parents. The first is that I am Wiccan. My whole family is Christian and they are from the South, so they are kind of hard headed about the religion thing and it would be a conversation that would be hard on all of us and to me its really not necessary. My brother and sister know, but not my parents--they wouldn't respect my decision they would think it was a weird rebellion thing even though I am 30 years old. Secondly, when I was in college I lived at home and I had a boyfriend. I used to go spend evenings alone with him in his dorm room (nothing happen--we really did just talk) but my parents would have had a fit if they had known. I told them we were going to drive around or that we hadn't decided where we were going yet, if they asked where I was going. 3rd, they don't know that my soon to be ex-husband basically moved in with me a week after we met. They would have had kittens had they knew I let him stay with me that soon after we met. I told them in moved in about 4 months after that because that is when he broke the lease on his apartment and moved all his stuff in, but we were staying even night with each other way before then either at his place or mine. Other than that, I was pretty lame growing up never did anything risky--I have done my share of drinking in Graduate school, but that's about it.