... And better than ever. I even look better; just a little more hips, butt and thighs, but I look good if I do say so myself.
I've been a little docile for the last 4 or 5 years and my kids - I know that they have been taking advantage of my - change, for lack of a better word. They got away with saying stuff that ordinarily would have gotten them a backhand slap in the mouth. And I rarely say no to anything they ask. Well that's over - for them and for everybody else too. I'm not taking stuff lightly anymore. If you say or do something wrong to me please expect immediate retaliation.
I know my poor kids may be suffering from culture shock today, because last night they got their feeling hurt when I responded to a situation in true - oldskool Kendall fashion. It wasn't the actual situation that I was responding to - it was more their mouthy little smartass responses that set me off. Where before, they were giving me word for word (and I was allowing that shit? Trying to "allow them to voice their opinion"). And now, they are practically grown at 22, 19 and 17, however, I don't give a damn. I am still the mother and when I talk, shut up, I don't wanna hear nothing you got say, all you need to do is listen and keep all those smartass remarks to youself. I had to be really harsh because they wasn't getting it. Well they know now - Mommy is back. And Mommy will always be Mommy no matter how old they get, how many degrees they get or how many kids they have.
They might be "the cat's meow", but Mommy is the damn cat!
I have to add that it was mostly that oldest one who had to get that tongue lashing. The baby - she does exactly what I say and she doesnt talk back to me at all. She wss just upset because she LOVES her sisters, and "felt her pain". She never saw me that mad before either. Poor baby.
The middle child, with all her mouth - was not even involved this time. But the difference is that she is a diplomat and always prefaces her remarks with "Ok mom, but can I say something now?" I I say no, then she 'll just be like " that's not fair" and I will say "I don't care. And that will be that. I catch her making faces at me from time to time though.
But that oldest one - she thinks she is my equal - but she will never be.
My mom is missing this. She always said that she couldn't wait to see how my girls would give me back everything I gave her. I honestly thank GOD that they haven't given me 1/4 of what the mouthiness I gave my mom. She would often say that she should have named me Mouth Almighty.
But, I have a different type of relationship with my daughters than my mom had with me too, so...but I still wish she were here...