Mothers and Daughters... Sigh... Mothers and Daughters...
As you know the wife and I have moved recently and while I thought we were settled in, the news of an impending mother in law visit quickly schooled me that we weren't... I found out late last week that my mother in law was coming to see the new place and have lunch. This prompted my wife to order one new rug for the kitchen and a rug to replace the leather one (yes a leather rug... Don't ask!) in our living room, along with a new painting for over our bed. It is at this point I should tell you that Overstock.com is my wife's favorite web destination.
You must also know that Monday is my wife and I's Anniversary, so what you have here is a perfect storm. Expectations for a wonderful Anniversary and a Mother in Law visit that must be prepped for... When I arrived home from work today all the packages from Overstock.com were in the apartment (our building will sign for the packages then deliver them to your apartment, neat right?) The wife was working late so I came inside and began my tasks :
- They are always different : Mother/Daughter relationships vary by person and even if you know the rules for one it will not apply to others.
- Daughters have to prove themselves constantly : A Daughter is almost always trying to show her mother how good she is doing. This could be for the benefit of the mother; to prove that she raised a good daughter. Or for the detriment of the mother; to prove the daughter succeeded despite the mother.
- Mothers can be mean without knowing it : Mothers can be encouraging to their daughters while at the same time mean without knowing it. Example : "Oh honey it is nice to see how much you can do with so little..."