That's what I'd like to know following my most recent phone call with ma mere. She has told me a few times that I need to "slow down and pace myself," and she just told me "not to worry - it will all come together soon."
This may not sound worrisome to you, but my mom is NOT known for being supportive. Evidence:
- the week before my second marathon, she asked me, "How do you know you can finish???" Keep in mind she watched me cross the finish line at my first marathon.
- Studying for LSAT, I mentioned that the logic games are kind of a pain - my mother said "well, maybe law school isn't for you."
- And, finally, when I was buying my place, my mom said, "But, what will you do if you can't pay the mortgage?"
I should be thrilled that my mom has morphed into cheering from the sidelines, but I'm taken aback.
My relationship with my mother has changed over the years (and thanggod!) I think I assume that because she is family, somehow, that THAT relationship will always stay more or less the same. And that's so not true.