Growing up, my dad was the worst nag ever!
Go turn the basement light off. Are you watching that TV? Then turn in off. Do you need the water running when your brushing your teeth? Do you need the heat on that high? Do you need the air on that cold? We’re not heating/cooling the outside? Where you born in a barn? Quite throwing the ball at the house, garage door or in the house. Do you need that much toothpaste, toilet paper, milk, shampoo………….
18 years of nagging. I hated it. SO….
Why am I doing it now?????
Oh, what a great reminder of what we’ve all said at some point in our lives, “I will NEVER be like my parent(s)!” but look what happens! I think it’s inevitable that we will be like our parents because they are the ones that shaped us into who we are today and who we will become. Their behavior is what we tried to copy as a child, reject as an adolescent, and come to accept as part of us as adults. We need to take it with a grain of salt because some day our children will realize they are ‘just like us’ and hopefully when we see ourselves in them it’s the good parts that got passed on. Here’s hoping my kids aren’t like me!
This is so true. I remember thinking “when I grew up” I’d never say this or that. Some of the things my mom said to me drove me NUTS! Then one day I got mad at something or another and I said the dreaded words, “do you want a spanking?” I stopped dead in my tracks thinking “ Oh, my god! My mother’s words just came out of my mouth!! So I went and gave myself a time out.
I hear my mothers voice come out of my mouth pretty often and it is scary!!! I know what you’re saying.
Jason, thats sounds like my daddy, so much. He is always nagging about stuff like that. He does have alot of nice things, so maybe the nagging had paid off, I guess.