Sunday, May 9, 2010
Happy Mothers Day!
Happy Mothers Day!!
Thank you so much for all your destressing suggestions!! I took your fabulous advice and watched Father of the Bride, one of my favorite movies. Unfortunately, it always makes me emotional. I'm a die hard Daddy's girl and I can't help thinking of my own father whenever I hear Steve Martin narrate his thoughts. There's something about those classic movies that put me at ease (Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Home Alone...).
Do you have a classic movie that always uplifts your mood?
Before that, I was on a (very delayed) train back to New York from Philadelphia. I ended up conversing with a wonderful woman the entire ride back. She's a hotshot in an investment bank, lives on the Upper East Side, and was visiting Philadelphia to take care of her mother. (As I listened to all of the intricacies of her life, I realized how crazy it is that our neighbors can be sooo different from us. We take the same subways, walk the same streets, but our journeys can still be so incredibly different!)
She was telling me how her mother was married in a decade when women were expected not to work and to stay at home. Even though this is what she saw as a child, she grew up to be extremely career oriented and happily never had children.
I've always wondered if that adage "all women turn into their mothers" is true. Or is it just partially true? Is it possible that some women turn into the very opposite of their mothers?
Do you think you've turned out like your mother?