When you hear the words ' Life Lessons' what immediately comes to mind?
While I was thinking about this blog, I kept repeating the words. And at first nothing really popped into my mind.
What is a Life Lesson?
I mean besides the obvious choices of learning to walk, talk and poop in a commode.
My Younger Daughter just moved out into her first very own apartment.
I have been thinking of those words a lot. I've even used them in a sentence a time or two. Such as when she flippantly told me $50.00 a month was all she would need for food. I thought," She needs to learn some life lessons."
Or that PG &E was only going to cost her $15.00 a month, I thought, "Those first Life Lessons are a bitch."
What I mean is, " Life is a Bitch and sometimes you have to learn things the hard way." We have all had those kinds of lessons, usually after leaving our own Mother's 'nest' as a young fledgling. Some do it sooner, ( I was 17) and some do it later,( she is nearly 30).
YD has already learned some very important Life Lessons-and she has grown tremendously from learning them. Plus, she isn't repeating the same mistakes twice! Let me say too, that I am so very proud of her!
But I was forgetting something. I was forgetting that Life doesn't really care how old you are. Life is gonna teach you lessons when ever the Hell it wants to!
I've been learning some Life Lessons too.
1. Mothers always miss their children, no matter how old they are when they leave.
2.Children have no concept of how much Mothers miss their children until they have children of their own to miss.
3.You have to remember not to be a Mother.( Which sounds easy- but in reality is really, really hard to do!)
With Life flinging Lessons around here Willy Nilly, you'd think that I'd be super smart by now! I'm not. I know now that I have many, MANY more lessons to learn. But I was correct about one thing- Life is a Bitch and sometimes you just gotta learn the Hard Way.
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