-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My married daughter is already turning into me.


Yep, I'm still talking about the wedding. Actually, it's the aftermath of the wedding, but still.
The eldest is now off on her own with her husband and living the married life. It's been pretty fun gabbing with her about all of the new experiences she's having. Already, though, I can see some common threads of myself in her.

If her husband is reading this, he's probably thinking, "Holy NO, Batman! Please say my wife will be nothing like my mother-in-law!!"

But, BAM, Mr. S., she's practically there.

A few quotes from the new Mrs.:


  • "I was making dinner the other night when I realized, "Crap! I have to do this every night for forever?"



  • "All of these people are going out to parties and I'm thinking, "Do you know how much gas I could put in my car for the price of that dinner?"


  • "I bought an oscillating fan for the bedroom. After one night of using it, I thought, "Where has that been all my life?"


  • "I will NOT turn down a free meal."


  • "We went to the grocery today. I'm so sorry for eating all of the fruit snacks and chips at home like they were indispensable. We're learning to ration; and I'm not kidding. Things are packaged individually for a reason. One at a time!"


  • "I've got a lot of imperfections. He's (The husband) so great. He doesn't even pick them out to me, or put them in alphabetical order like I do with his..."


  • To the middle child: "When you've cooked a full dinner for three people using only a toaster oven, THEN you can tell me how hard you have it."


  • "I hate it when you don't text me back, mom. All I think is you could be dead or something!"


What can I say? My baby is all grown, and she's doing just fine.


Happy Tuesday, friends :)







18 comments:

  1. Your beautiful baby IS all grown up. And she's doing fine because she had such a kind and brave and funny and intelligent mom as an example for her through the years.
    Now you know how to gently coax her home any time you need to see her: free meal it is. Oh wait, does this mean you're going to need to take cooking lessons? Or will she consider Circus Peanuts with a side of Popcorn a meal too?

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    1. I love you, Karen. Thank you for your words and for your unconditional support on and off this page. I find new confidence every time we gab :) Free meals always coax the eldest home. Wait, I have to use the oven? ;)

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  2. Love!
    The toaster oven comment is fabulous! And beyond true! Your mini-me has it figured out WAY faster than it took me! Shoot, I'm STILL working on it! (poor Dave)
    Proud of you Alex.
    You didn't raise no foo' FF! ��

    Now to read your grocery list......

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    1. Hahaha!! Much faster than me too, Nick Nack. You KNOW I'm still working on it.
      Thanks for commenting and for making me laugh so hard yesterday. My soul soaked all of that up. :)

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  3. Well, she picked a great role model to "turn into". Some of those lessons you can try and share but until you've experienced it yourself, they just don't register the same. Mr. and Mrs. S are on the right track and it is it fun to hear about their experiences. Thanks for sharing!

    Love,
    M

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    1. Stop. I see you give Micah that "I am SO sorry" look... She is definitely getting the experience of realization...It has been a lot of fun. <3

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  4. She puts WHAT in alphabetical order..?

    OK, here's something to giggle...

    Baby, can I ask you a question?
    Of course, beautiful :-) What is it?
    Why don't you ever take me anywhere expensive?
    Didn't know you wanted to, Baby... Get dressed, I'll take you somewhere expensive right now!
    Awwww, where are we going? :-) :-) :-)
    To the gas station

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    1. Love that, Tamara. I'll have to share that with Alex :)
      Alex likes to speak her mind. It's been hilarious to witness. Her man is very quiet/polite. It's quite the combination.

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  5. Mark is right. She has a great role model. I am glad they are settling in.

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    1. Ann, you are sweet. They are settling in. It's been wonderful to watch.
      Hope you are doing well <3

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  6. Sounds like she's on the right path if she remembers all your pearls of wisdom!

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    1. Haha. Crossing my fingers she figures it out faster than I ever did. She's a really sweet girl. I'm enjoying watching her grow.

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  7. So cute, it's a good thing when your kids are grown up and turn out so good. I agree with Karen from Baking in a Tornado, your daughter turned out fine, because she has a wonderful mom!!!

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    1. What a sweet thing to say, Dawn. I sure have tried (like all the other mothers in the world). I'd better send the kids over to your blog for new dinner ideas... Thanks for your comments. They make me smile :)

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  8. Love you, Mom. I'm finding out just how crazy the real world can be, and I'm extremely grateful I have an awesome husband and mama to help me through. Thanks for inviting me to pasta Mondays and for always having a listening ear. Micah and I are so grateful for you. Love you always.

    -A

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    1. I love you both; with all of my heart. Thanks for being such great kids. We're here for you when you need anything at all. This also means feel free to come over with any extra chocolate and flowers anytime. Your last girt lasted the evening :) Start following some of these amazing bloggers. They've got it all figured out....:)

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  9. Well Dang!!! It has been a while. Just dropped in to catch a Smile and had to go grab my sun-glasses really quick to look at that beautiful pic (which could be a Crest Toothpaste Commercial). They look very happy... Congrats!!!

    So nice to see you "back in the game" again...

    Speaking of 'game,' it is that time of the year again: ahhhhhhhhh!!!

    Have a great weekend, Slu

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    1. It's been forever, Slu! Glad you stopped by. I'll tell Alex what you said about that smile; she'll love it. They're doing great.
      25 days tip Michigan Kick-off. The Lions play the Giants first game. We might have a chance...
      Can't wait! Definitely smiling :) -MM

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