Sunday, January 18, 2009

Week #3 - The 'Rents

Which parent/parental influence are you closest to, and why?  Parental influences may include aunts, uncles, grandparents, parole officers, etc., if your relationship with your parents is limited or negative.

10 comments:

  1. Dad. He was respectful of my decisions, and invited me to make good ones. Through his quiet actions I felt his love. Mom was usually forceful and contentious. She loved me and wanted the best for me, but she forced me to do what she thought was best. This left me resentful of the good thing and eroded our relationship.

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  2. It's hard to say one was more influential than the other (Mom or Dad). They each had their strengths which complemented each other. I am who I am today because of a dual influence if you will. Both parents still play a strong role in my life.

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  3. Can this possibly be my good buddy from years ago? This is Cami ("Mc"Crummett) Barger. Now I'll answer your question: I am close with both of my parents, but probably more so with my mom because we are both girls and we talk more than I talk with my dad. My parents have always been there to help me, and were HUGE influences on my life. They encouraged me to make good choices and gave me direction and support when I made poor ones. I believe that's all I have to say.

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  4. It most certainly is your good buddy from years ago! I'm so glad to hear from my "Flying C" friend! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and for making a comment. I hope you become a regular! I was hoping I would get MORE people comment each week, not fewer, but hey, what can you do besides advertise your rear off on Facebook, right? :D I hope you and Casey (Please forgive me if I screwed up your husband's name...That's the only name that comes to mind... :( ) are doing well. If you ever want to get in touch, you can email me at mcewen16@gmail.com!

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  5. My mom forsure. I think she has always played a major role in my life and I have been able to talk to her about anything and everything. We share common interests and the older I get the more and more I see myself doing things the way my mom did growing up, with my own little twist of course. I feel like my Dad really let my mom take on the parental role/diciplining etc...

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  6. I would say my mom. It is easy to call her up and talk to her when I am happy or sad. She also doesnt force stuff on me- she just listens and gives gentle advice. As far as school goes and education though my dad. he is just very logical and goal oriented and helpful to talk about that kind of stuff with.

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  7. Can I say my in-laws? When I married into my husband's family, I realized just how much I had been missing! I butted heads with BOTH of my parents (my family is extremely dysfunctional). My mother-in-law is one of my closest friends. Now that I am married with a baby, my mom and I get along much better. But, I feel I have more of an influence with her than she with me.

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  8. My mom gave me a sense of responsibility, manners, ethics, common sense and decision making. Our relationship has always had a sense of "business" to it. She wanted to make sure that I would always be able to take care of myself, and not have to depend on anyone else. Yet, in an emotional crisis, she's still the one I lean on. She's not "all business". My dad and I were not close when I was young for many reasons. As an adult, we're working on that. We've missed a lot of time, but the desire to make up for it is there.

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  9. At first thought, I was closer to my mother. but after thinking about it for a bit, I think who I was closest to depended on the subject. For somethings I was closer with my mother, and for others, I was closer with my father. My mother stayed at home, which I think was great, and definitely ideal. She was always there. My father was gone to for most of the day, but still had a huge influence on me. (Especially when I got in trouble!)

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  10. I'm a little late in answering this question but I figured I'd put in my two cents. I've definitely always been closest to my mom. She's my best friend; someone I've always felt I could talk to about anything. I was told a few years ago that when my mom was pregnant with me her dad gave her a blessing saying that she would have a special bond with the child she was carrying and I think that's definitely been true. She's been there for me through everything and helped me survive difficult times, always with an understanding attitude and never judging me. I couldn't ask for a better mom. (Sorry, I just had to brag about her!)

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