I’m not really sure when I realized that I sounded exactly like my mother.
Not that it’s a bad thing.
Just totally unexpected.
I mean….I grew up on “there are nit picks all over your room” and “time for chewing practice” and “if you can’t say something nice….” and “watch your attitude” and my personal favorite….
….”I don’t really care what everyone else is doing.”
And my, myself and my bad attitude would sigh…and promise ourselves that when we grew up we would never talk like that or provide completely unsolicited opinions.
Until the day I got older and wiser and realized….
….how brilliant my mother was all along.
Here’s a story I wrote long ago and far away about things that a brilliant mother says….
….and the beginning of a New York Times Bestseller. Continue reading