Wishing a very happy Mother's Day to Mom & Tina. I'm sure Tom will agree with me that it truly takes becoming a parent to fully appreciate all your parents have done for you.
Nothing has shocked me more about parenthood than to have certain phrases fly out of my mouth and then realize Holy crap, that's exactly what my mother used to say to me. And then, a few minutes later ... and she was RIGHT! I can think of numerous times we butted heads in my childhood where I stood firmly behind my position and belief that I was the one being wronged until some twenty years later when one of my kids did the same thing, and I found myself in the same situation but arguing from my mother's position. Dang karma.
So, although we were not always grateful or even very pleasant to be around at the time, we've come around.
You were right. Almost always. Happy Mother's Day!
Jenny (& Tom although he doesn't know it)