“My mama don’t like you and she likes everyone” is a popular line of lyrics in Justin Bieber’s latest hit entitled Love Yourself. My youngest son pointed out these lyrics to me recently as we were driving somewhere together. I’m not sure if this was meant to be a compliment or criticism…
I do tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, try not to judge, and look for the best in people. I think that is a good way to be though and find it very unattractive and demoralizing when someone is judgemental, excessively negative or critical.
As a mother of three boys, I confess to not liking all of their previous choices in girlfriends. In truth, I would not say I didn’t like them as individuals but didn’t like them for my son. I felt it best not to share my opinion at the time, preferring to let the boys figure it out on their own. I guess I am a better actor than I thought!
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I’d like to think that most of us do pretty much like she does. Sometimes body language will tell me to be careful of a person. I’ve learned to heed those subtle changes. Please, don’t ask me to explain it; maybe it’s years of nursing with observing subtle changes or simply God giving me a heads up.
Good luck on your book! I enjoyed visiting your blog.
My ex went through 4 misabortions and 2 miscarriages. Don’t know the difference except a lot of pain and hurt. A split uterus was the final word why it was happening to us. 4 strong children later.. 3 boys and a Marine. All these were mixed together. If the pregnancy was on the smaller part of the uterus she lost the baby. One of the misabortions carried 2. This happened between 29-33 years earlier. Wanted to share because of the title of your book. I would tell and encourage every mother or potential mothers to read what could happen and to be better prepared.
While your sons probably did not give you credit for biting your tongue about their inappropriate girlfriends, they probably figured out you did not like them anyway. Sounds like they got over it regardless. I agree it is really best to let your kids figure these things out themselves, at least until someone buys a ring. Although it may seem to late then, it is the last chance before a total life screwup. Maybe then you point out a few flaws in the plan. They may not listen this time, but may be next time..