November 18, 2007

Does Anyone...

.... ever like being told they are acting like their mother?

.

16 comments:

the only daughter said...

OOOOOhhhhhhhh NOOooooooo!

SassyFemme said...

For me it'd be a compliment, for Fran they'd be fighting words (which I've learned the hard way not to use).

weese said...

absolutely not. but sometimes ...quietly in the back of my own head - i tell it to myself. hopefully this keeps me from going to far over the edge.
I have given my wife strict instructions to shoot me on the spot should I become like her.

Sharon said...

I hate it, but it's a great method for keeping the gf in line!

Zoe said...

NO! But it's much worse for me to be told I'm acting like my dad.

sporksforall said...

Typically, even the internal thought is enough to send me into apoplexy. Therapy helps. Only a little.

yankeegirl said...

Like Sassy, for me it would be a compliment. Everybody loved her. She was my best friend.

Hahn at Home said...

My sister does that when she's fighting dirty. She says, "Hello, Marilyn..." Ouch! Drives me to therapy every time!

kitty litter said...

tg does that to me whenever i forget something, like my name

tiff said...

That was kind of an insult when I was still married....and while I can see how it could be not such a great thing, I resented it being used so pejoratively.

Just another reason why my life has changed. ;)

Gunfighter said...

You know? I just posted a major rant directed at my sister on my blog today... Maybe when I call her, I should tell her she is being as self-absorbed as Mom. She'll HAVE to respond to that!

Thanks for the idea, Suzanne.

val said...

Not really, but it does make me smile, cuz sometimes it's true. But if I really become her level of her, then Linda IS to shoot me!

NerdGirl said...

seriously depends on what qualities I am being compared to!! haha

agoodlistener said...

Never had that experience, but I do think about the pieces of me that came from mom and dad: the things they did or said that I have incorporated into my style.

Jennifer said...

Oh hell no.

And I love my mother.

But still.

Oh, HELL no.

outsidemymind said...

I would rather slit my wrists!!!