A glimpse at my mother...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back in the day...Yes, this is me at about age 7 & Pete about age 3.
My mother used to always say whenEVER we fought

"Why can't you be more like Donny and Marie???"

whatEVER!

I called him pet names like "Fart Blossom" and dressed him like a girl...
&
He chased me around with kitchen utinsels, knives or whatever when he got sick of being picked on...
when he got older and bigger than me we just chased each other around taunting.

Flash Forward to 1999.  I am getting married, buying a house and just moved home from Indiana.  My mother emailed me and said,

"You know how I used to always want you to be like Donny & Marie?  Well...I changed my mind.  They are a MESS!  What with the anxiety, panic, eating disorders and depression.  I am glad you are who you are."  

She still feels guilty about stuff like that to this day!  She called me about a month ago and asked if I felt deprived because we never went to the town easter egg hunt growing up...
I didn't even know it existed!  We got our Easter Baskets at home!

(I think she worries because her mother used to always say "Wicked Wicked Mommy!" when my mother disciplined us in front of her...)  Ahh, Gigi - click to read about HER!

So, what I am trying to say today is - Mom...don't worry so much.  I love you and none of that stuff EVER crosses my mind as a negative!

I love you through and through
still...let's see how screwed up the Osmonds were....  ;)

10 comments:

Shell said...

Aw, she sounds like a good mommy, not a wicked one!

Cascia said...

That is funny! I bet Donny and Marie still had their moments as kids. All siblings squabble every once in a while.

Samantha said...

Sounds like a good Mommy :) But...at least you didn't actually turn out like Donny & Marie :)

Steven Anthony said...

moms are so special;)

jayayceeblog said...

I love that story. Why can't you be more like Donny & Marie? What a hoot!!! There's nothing like a mother's guilt!

Mnmom said...

That's a classic line!! I always tell my girls I wanted us to be like the Ingalls, except with indoor plumbing and good hygiene.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Haha, if Donnie and Marie are the gold-standard of siblings... we're all in trouble!

Although, I have to admit, it at least SEEMS like all those Osmonds have each others backs!

~Elizabeth

Whiskeymarie said...

The Mr. and I just watched the Donny & Marie "Star Wars" themed show. It was awesome, but Donny & Marie were kind of creepy. Those cheesy smiles freak me out.

Messy Mommy said...

Fart Blossom? Meany.

Marla said...

What a good mom you have. I do the same thing....worry I might have traumatized my kids while they were growing up. They don't remember anything but the good stuff either....thank you God!

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