Originally Posted by Lissacamille
I hope you grow up and have a daughter just like you.
(I actually said these words to my 17 y.o. daughter...I couldn't believe it!)
I still remember how ominous it sounded when my mother said that to me and how horrible it made me feel.
It turns out that my SON is much more like me (both the good and the bad) than my daughter, but I was so afraid of saying the same thing to her in a fit of uncontrollable rage that I made a point of saying it, in a different tone of voice and under completely different circumstances, when we were having a particularly fun time in the ball pit at an indoor playground. I'm pretty sure I suceeded in turning my mother's curse into my own blessing, because dd gave me a huge hug and said, "I love you too, Mommy!"