Recently my Mom moved in with us due to health reasons. Needless to say it has been an adjustment for everyone getting used to having another person in the house and how that effects the household. The other day, I was in Meg's room when I heard my Mom, "Mamaw" to the kids, getting onto Adam for something he had said. I quickly went out into the living room to handle the issue thinking that I would save Mamaw from any unnecessary stress that comes along with dealing with a child. The Mom in me immediately started questioning and scolding Adam giving him the age old lecture on how you are to talk to your elders and that you are to show respect to your Grandparents etc., when I noticed that my Mom had gotten up and was walking toward her bedroom..... CRYING!!! Then of course I immediately started following her asking what was wrong and why she was crying explaining that you can't let something that a 5 year old says make you cry and it wasn't that big of a deal and that I couldn't believe that she was letting a 5 year old get to her like that all the while Adam is following me saying, "Mommy", "Mommy", "Mommy", by this time I was REALLY into my lecture mode about how my Mother had raised 3 children and she should know that 5 year olds by this time of the day are tired and that you really can't take some of the stuff they say literally when Adam finally raised his voice and said, "MOMMY!", I turned and asked him what he needed, he proceeded to say, "I'm not 5, I'm 6!". I just stopped turned around and walked to MY room....... welcome to my world!
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