You always gave me the hand-me downs.
You covered up Big Sister’s faults.
She was responsible. I was not.
She was favored. I was not.
I am now a mother too. I understand.


This piece was inspired by

Trifextra: Week Sixteen.

The challenge for this weekend is to write a 33-word response to  “Mother”.

I’ve been trying to make a response to Bloggy Moms Writers’ Workshop challenge – write about Transformation.  I think this fits. 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day to you all.

Best regards,



33 thoughts on “FOR MY MOTHER

  1. Sad but true. So many things you don’t get until you too put on the sensible shoes. (Sensible shoes being the Volatile flip flops I wear 10 months of the year.)

    1. Thank you for reading ODNT. All those years wasted hurting and being envious. Well, at least there’s healing int he end. 🙂

  2. Thank you for linking up to Trifextra this weekend. You’ve certainly hit the nail on the head with this one. I’m glad my parents are around for their grandkids–mostly because it’s the first time I feel anywhere close to understanding them as people in their own right. Thanks for this. Hope to see you back on Monday.

    1. Thank you, Trifecta. When I see my parents around their grandkids, I marvel how different they were (they’re much more lenient and affectionate) to the grandchildren than to us. I guess that is wonderful.

  3. Sometimes seeing things from the other side of the table really helps to heal old hurts. =) I might love that part of parenting very much …

    1. Thank you for visiting, Karen. You are so right. If I did not become a parent, I will not be able to fully appreciate and understand my parents. I will understand in my head, perhaps, but not in the heart.

  4. As big sister, I always SWORE I would favor my oldest because my younger sister was so spoiled. Yeah. It doesn’t work that way at all. I struggle for equality between my kids. I think you captured that conflict beautifully.

  5. Thank you for coming by, Jester. Yeah, like you, I try to treat my kids equally and am very conscious about situations that might give rise to jealousy. And it is hard to do.

  6. I love watching your writing grow. You are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the writing world, my dear. This says volumes and really does fit the BMWW prompt too. Thanks for linking up!!

    1. Thank you, SAM, for the generous compliments. I am the beneficiary of the challenges that you put up in Bloggy Moms and the feedback you give. Thank you. 🙂

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