Today, I am once again joining in with my Third Thursday Thoughts. Today's topic is: How are you like your mom? How are you different?
One way my mom and I are alike is in our skill for baking homemade cinnamon rolls. There are very few things that I claim to have mastery over. But if my mom is the master cinnamon roll maker, then I am her apprentice. It's something I'm pleased to have learned from her, and happy to be teaching my own daughters. (I even wrote a guest post at "Homegrown Mom" about teaching your daughters to make cinnamon rolls!)
My mom and I are also both very involved in children's ministry at our respective churches. My mom has been a huge part of kids' programming for over 20 years...as a volunteer! For nearly 5 years, I have worked as the part-time children's minister at our church. We frequently discuss lesson ideas, curriculum, and Vacation Bible School planning, bouncing ideas off one another.
My mom and I differ in our locations: she's a dairy farmer, living outside a small Iowa town. I live in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. I know it would make my mother crazy to live in the city, but after a little adjustment period, I really enjoy being in a metro area. (But I often joke with Hubby that it's a good thing he married a farm girl, so I'm tough enough to help him with all our home improvement projects.)
My mom and I also seem to operate at different speeds. She seems to always be moving at warp-speed, while I prefer to have more down-time in our family's schedule. (But perhaps she's ready to learn some relaxing ways: on our recent family vacation, my sister, and I convinced my mom to have a pedicure with us!)
|My mom and step-dad with their 3 grand-kids.|
*While looking for a picture to accompany this post,
I realized another way Mom and I are alike:
we're usually the ones behind the camera, not in the picture!
In what ways are you like your mom? How are you different?