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Friday, April 13, 2012

I Is For...

I is for Independent.  To a fault.  I don't know for sure but I bet I was one of those babies who said, "me do it!"


I wasn't always this way and I'm not sure how I got to this point.  But I really want to be able to do most things for myself.  And I like being alone.  Now I don't want to be alone all the time but I do want my quiet time.  No, that's not right.  I NEED my quiet, alone time.  Actually I do know how I got to be this way.  I turned into my mother.  Has that happened to anyone else?

15 comments:

Charlene S said...

Not only my mom but my grandma too! Tee-mom would sit for hours sewing little dresses.

Julie Fukuda said...

BINGO! That was my choice too... (although my mom might have said insufferable) and for the same reasons.

Michelle said...

Lord, please spare me the agony of turning into my mother. I would rather someone shoot me. I don't want to be her! Marlene, I know you aren't old enough to be my mother, but if you were, I'd want you!

Purple Pam said...

Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but I say many of the things my mom said.

Val said...

Oh I love this post! I could have written this one about me!!!!

Annie said...

My mother and I have a lot of the same interests, but I don't want to turn into her. I'm much more accepting of modern so I hope I stay that way.

Vivian said...

Yes, I find myself doing things my mother does. Some of them annoy me. lol

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yep, than's me too; Miss Independent.

Cathy said...

LOL...My youngest daughter is always saying them with a laugh and horror! Mom, I turned into YOU!!! ♥♥♥

Josie McRazie said...

I always used to pride my self that I was like my Mother, as I have gotten older I have become my Father and that makes me sad. She was independant, bold, and he is more a follower, and stood behind Mom. It is funny where life, marriage, kids and all take you.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

We are a lot alike!

I am SO my mother...Although I don't know if she needed alone time or not.

Connie said...

I love being alone, my mother loved people around all the time. I'll be gone this weekend, then babysitting grandchildren next week for a few days and I've already said when I get home I'll be locking myself in my sewing room. I love people but love time alone.

Gmama Jane said...

I know all about turning into my mother...God help me!! I also know about needing, craving alone time!! I married a football coach which you well know means lots of alone time. I knew what I was signing up for and always found ways to entertain myself and my 3 children. MY daughter says I taught her some very good lessons for being married to a work-aholic car salesman who has to be driven in order to keep bread on the table. I love your ABC series BTW. I used to have my students do ABC reports on their assigned topic for a report. It was a great way to get them to write more than a few sentences.
Blessings
Jane

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Tracy P. said...

Yes, I definitely turned into my mother quite some time ago. Also, so independent. I lived by myself for 10 years before I got married and loved it. I was sort of shocked when God put this man in my life that I pretty much always wanted around. But I still love to be home alone. :-)