PFF49: Mom

Flashback Friday

Welcome to Paula’s Friday Flashback! This is a challenge begun by Fandango and it’s fun to see what we posted back when (as well as the comments). The post below is a reblog of a post I made exactly 7 years ago. A little caveat ~ the post sounds negative, but I miss and love my mother immensely.

Hello Mother

I had a dream about Mom the other night. She had made a Great Gatsby tee shirt for me ~ it was dark blue, short sleeved, with white paint squiggles all over that were supposed to be fluffy clouds. Don’t ask me. In the dream, it looked right.

I had shown someone one of my scrapbook photo albums last week and was thinking about my long ago days of arts & crafts. Not sure if this prompted the dream, or what.

A little while ago I opened my Chrome browser (I’ve been using Firefox mostly) and noticed that my old bookmarks were still there, including Baggage Reclaim, my favorite relationship site. The first article was about how some of us struggle to please certain people who have impossible demands and how that’s a never-ending spiral of futility.

The first Unpleasable in your life tends to be that exacting and critical parent or caregiver and if your perspective on their behaviour and how you respond to it hasn’t changed in adulthood, you’re likely to have felt tormented by a similar boss, ‘friend’ or romantic partner. [link]

As always, very interesting bloggery from Natalie, and just in time for Mother’s Day too.

/end reblog

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6 responses to “PFF49: Mom

  1. Hugs ❤️ I miss my mother, too.

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  2. Pingback: Flashback and Wishes.. | sparksfromacombustiblemind

  3. We all (if we’re totally honest) probably had issues with our parents. Some are just a bit deeper than others. Here’s a contribution to Friday Flashback that I did: http://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/05/08/flashback-and-wishes/

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  4. I have a mother who cannot be pleased. I finally quit trying. I broke the cycle and made New & Different mistakes with my own children😝🙄

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