Am I the Only One … who thinks mothers are brain damaged?

By:  Donna Hale Chandler

brain damagedAre mother’s truly sane or do you think we’re all a bit brain damaged? I’m not quite sure when I lost my grasp on common sense but I’m positive it had something to do with the bearing of children. In the past I was under the mistaken opinion that once children grow into adulthood, go out and make their own homes, I might actually begin to regain a semblance of normality again. WRONG!

I am now pushing 70 years old, retired; living in a beautiful community filled with other retirees. Both of my children are healthy, settled, have their own homes and go to work every day. Have my brain cells recovered? Nope, don’t think so. It appears that I will never ever stop ‘mothering’ my off-spring, just as my own mother kept ‘mothering’ me, much to my discomfort, right up until her passing at age 80.

Knowing how much it irritated me to hear my mother say to my 60-year-old-being, “You’re are NOT going to wear THAT, are you?” Or, “Did you lose your comb? What is the matter with your hair today?” I find I do exactly the same thing to my own adult children.

 And I ignore the eye-roll just as my mother did. 


Gram use’ta say

old woman face lady grandma cartoon

All jobs are important,
none more so than that of being a parent.



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