• I Want To Be More Like My Mom

    8 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Soon after my son was born, my mother came to visit. I had an emergency Cesarean section and, though I wouldn't admit it, I needed some help during my recovery. She offered to hold my son, wash bottles, take our dog out to do her business, anything that would allow me to rest.
    Instead of resting, I fought with my mother. I criticized her for washing the bottles wrong, for messing up my son's sleep schedule , for trying to take over. Instead of being thankful for - and receptive of - her help and motherly knowledge , I pushed her away at a time when I needed her most. After only a couple...
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