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Are you the mom you thought you would be growing up?

Growing up how did you picture yourself as a mother?
How does it compare to how you really are now?

 
MommaTasha1003

Asked by MommaTasha1003 at 8:09 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Yes and no. I was going to be the super mom who had a huge veggie garden, made all fresh and homemade meals. Spent every waking second with my children, kept the house pristine. And the house isn't pristine, though not filthy. The kids don't get 100% of my attention, though they get a good portion. And the veggie garden is being planted next year. So I'm not quite near what I pictured, but they're young and I'm young, so that can change.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:21 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • LOL... well, I didn't picture myself having four kids. But hey, God had other plans... and I can't imagine my life without them.

    I guess I thought I would have more time/energy to do fun things with them. I didn't realize how draining it would be to be up with one of them at least twice a night, and then one of them asking to go to the park almost every day, or wanting to ride their bikes. I'm an OK mom by my standards. I could be better, but I'm still learning. I don't claim to be the perfect mom by any means, but I try... and I know my kids love me and think I'm supermom... so I guess that's all that matters!
    SAHMomOf3

    Answer by SAHMomOf3 at 8:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Growing up I pictured myself not being married or having any children.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:17 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Good question. Actually, yes, I am like what I thought I would be. :)
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Growing up I promised myself I would do things differently from my own parents since I didn't always agree with all their parenting . And I've pretty much stuck to that thinking and it's worked out well.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 8:14 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I never wanted children when I was growing up so, no.
    They're the greatest gift I never knew I wanted.
    dmdblleb

    Answer by dmdblleb at 8:18 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • i didnt think that deep into what being a mother would be like...
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:21 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • growing up i pictured exactly what i have now...a wonderful husband, a boy then a girl, doing almost exactly what i said i'd be doing. only thing different is i let my son have his binky a year after i had planned....and i didn't think that having your own kids were as stressful as people say. lol boy was i ever wrong!
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 8:22 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I always thought kids were going to be an option. If certain things happen. I wanted to be married, buy a house and have a certain level of household income. All those things happened. The thing I did not think about was homeschooling. When I first got married, I did not even know about that. Later we stumbled upon it. And that is the only thing I can say I did not think I would be doing. I'm happy I am though. Just was not something I planned from day one.
    SylviaNCali

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 8:25 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Growing up I thought I'd be a stock broker in NYC and have a hot man and no kids. 2 out of 3 of me predictions came true, but my life turned out better than I ever could have imagined! I love my son, I love my career and I love my hot man!


    FeelinYummy

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 8:32 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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