Mom: Best Friend from Day One
Sometimes she is like you sister, sometimes like your teacher, sometimes like your best friend, sometimes like your worst enemy. But always she is your mom.
"Moms are awesome" My girlfriends and I often conclude after another round of not-followed motherly advice comes true. As hard as it is to admit that, moms do (almost ;) ) always know best. Yes, the guy you were dating in high school would make a terrible husband, and yes, getting that pixie cut only made you feel like Emma Watson for a week.
Why are moms so good at giving advice? Is it their intuition, life experience? The fact that they know us better than anyone else (and often better than we know ourselves)? Sixths sense? A mixture of all of the above?
While this mystery still remains unsolved, we would make a better use of our time if we pondered at a different question: Why are we so bad at following their advice?
Do we want to feel independent and in control? (Except - of course - for the time when we need a dentist appointment booked or when the turkey stuffing somehow doesn't seem to look right ;) )
I don't know. But what I do know is that experience taught me that I should listen to my mom more often. Yes, moms might not always hit the jack pot in the way they choose to communicate their opinions and advice to us, but they always mean well.
I propose, we should give moms (at least) as much credit as we give our friends when listening to their advice. And somehow it's hard for me to imagine that we will regret that. :)