What Goes Around

What goes around comes around.
You’ll reap what you sow.

You Reap What You Sow analogy

Growing up my mother would often prophesy that unless I behaved as she expected as a child, did what I was told as a teen and lived up to certain expectations as a young adult, no matter how asinine, I would one day have a child, or God forbid many children; that would grow to be just like me.

That would be my curse, “because what goes around comes around.”  I would reap what I sowed.

She never said it, but she must have wondered – what she had done to deserve such a rascally child?

I wasn’t the most behaved and I challenged authority. I challenged everyone.
I still do.

To me it was obvious; my undesired behavior was a direct correlation with her behavior at the same age. She had reaped what she sowed and unfortunately for her, it was coming around, but to have her tell it, nothing could have been further from the truth.

She was a perfect child an even a more perfect parent; and my actions were my own – at least the unsavory ones. You’d be hard press to pry her or my father away from newspaper articles reporting my achievements, however anything scathing was unmentionable and of my own doing.

Fast forward about 20 years, according to my mother, my children’s actions, especially the less favorable ones, are also mine. I will gratefully live vicarious through each one.

Now that I clearly understand my role and responsibilities as a mother, I will hereinafter be known as the Great Mombini ~ Puppet Master Extraordinaire.


What should I have my minions do next?
I know…I’ll instruct them to clean my room and do the dishes.  Dance monkey dance!
No…Better yet…I’ll MAKE them clean their OWN rooms; forget about the dishes!
Fat chance.
Who am I kidding?  I’ll have better luck making them dig for gold, if you know what I mean.
After a child reaches a certain age, as a parent, you should realize you no longer have control over their actions
There are no strings attached.
I’m Just Sayin…(Damn!)

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6 comments for “What Goes Around

  1. March 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Agreed. And it is the hardest thing in the world to see then ignore your advice and make mistakes, but they can and they will and in some instances they must. I need a glass of wine . . .
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  2. Jae_Mac
    March 18, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Ditto! You bring the wine and I'll bring the rum.

  3. April 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I'm pretty sure they're not listening to me now, so I can only imagine what it's gonna be like down the road. But if what goes around comes around, then I'm raising bull headed, highly opinionated girls. Yay for me! 🙂
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  4. Jae_Mac
    April 13, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Bull-head and highly opinionated isn't necessarily a bad thing. Good luck and Thanks for reading and commenting!

  5. molleymills
    April 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    HA, I hate that goes around comes around thing… But I guess to a degree its true. Good luck with the new Mombini gig ! Thanks for linking to the Hump Day Hook UP
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  6. Jae_Mac
    April 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    It's obvious I hate the "what goes around, comes around phrase" and anything like it "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree", etc. I at the point in my life where what my "mother thinks" about my parenting skills doesn't matter. Thanks for commenting!

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