TFG1MIKE 365 – 2019 Day 55
Whether You are 15 or 55!
Hello all and welcome to a NEW Daily Blog series from me… TFG1Mike! The idea here is for me to write something, anything, once a day for 365 days. From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. In my 55th entry, I’ll be talking about a meme I saw on Facebook. Originally I was gonna write about being stuck in the past, or living in the present. That’ll have to wait for another day, because this was more in the forefront of my mind.
Sadly I can’t find which page on Facebook posted the meme. What it said was, “Whether you are 15 or 55, your Mom will always ask you where you are going.” I’m no parent, but I was raised by two amazing people. As well as the rest of my family. I remember when I was 14 and visiting my grandmother for the first time since I left Massachusetts… Every time I walked out the front door alone, she’d ask me where I was going. I’d tell her down the street with a friend that lived, well down the street. That answer wasn’t specific enough for Nana. My Mom was the exact same way, and trust me these days I understand it. Back then however I did not. I felt like my Mom was trying to control me, with making me explain every single detail. Well looking back on it, I’m glad she did!
I may not have children, but when I was growing up we were raised to tell our parents everything no matter what. No matter how old we felt we should have been treated. Until we hit that magic number of 18 years old and left the house, everything was where are you going, and give details! Even after I turned 18, and even though my Mom and I no longer lived in the same place, I’d still call her after going out wherever, and then coming home. It’s just the thing you were supposed to do.
What were some of the rules your parents had for you? Did you tell them everywhere you went? Let me know in the comments below.
Join me tomorrow morning February 26, 2019 as I’ll be writing about The Voice Season 16 premiere! Yes that is me with my Mom in the image below. I believe it was taken when I was 2 years old.