ANSWERS: 32
  • Making me so flipping awesome!
  • For staying with my Dad for 19 years, which were 18 years too long for everyone.
  • Spending my inheritance on frivolous causes like Church donations and medical care....for herself! ..JK
  • Giving up on trying to stay in shape. She's very heavy and I wish she had tried a little harder, she is so beautiful. I struggle with my weight and always will since I learned it from her. But she's great otherwise.
  • My big ears.
  • For giving birth to me.
  • Sending me to a horrible school and not pulling me out of it when she could. For not even realising that there was something going wrong there - it's not as though I was old enough to understand or word how messed up the place was.
  • i find it easier not to blame anybody for anything,i figure every thing happens for a reason,even all of the difficult things that have happened to me,must have been necessary in some way ,i tend to lean towards re-incarnation as being possible.
  • My insane OCD-like need for cleanliness and organization. My house was always the neatest of anyone I knew, yet she was always, always trying to make it more clean. At least, that's my excuse for re-ordering my bookshelf every month or two.
  • I forgave mum for her shortcomings, and she forgave me. She is dead now, and it is my responsibility to deal with any residual debris from my childhood. Mum did the best she could with the materials she had. She made a lot of mistakes as a mum, but then, I wasn't the greatest child either. And I am sure I have done some things to my kids that they will have to clean up too. I just hope they can forgive me too.
  • my adopted mother, lots. my birth mother, nothing .... well, except my butt :)
  • Being sensitive to the needs of others.
  • For marrying my dad :D
  • her temper
  • Nothing.
  • For being the best mother ever.
  • My difficulties in building close social relationships. Mother was very clingy and didn't let me get out very often or encourage me to make friends. Whenever I did make new friends or date, she seemed resentful and jealous. She also didn't have very many friends herself, so I didn't have anyone to model proper social behavior for me. As a result, I had to learn and practice those skills later in life, after my peers had already gotten them down. Of course, I am trying to do something about my problem, so I am not one of those who blames their parents for things and then passively sits there with a victim mentality. I just wish she'd encouraged me separating from her and getting close to others so it wouldn't be as difficult for me as an adult. While we are in charge of our personalities once we reach adulthood, the way our parents have raised us can either help or hinder us on this path.
  • genetic health problems
  • The disabilities I was born with, and also making me afraid of having babies (and wiping away my desire to ever conceive. But now that I think about it, I thank her for that.) But most of all, abusing me. That was all her.
  • Making me afraid of everything. - Amy (17)
  • I blame my mother for making me resent women.
  • being SOo sweet and unique and making me love her SOo much!!
  • moving about so much as a child
  • Nothing, it's all "God's" fault.
  • Not a single thing
  • 1. telling me her bills were three time as much as they were then pocketing the difference while i lived on $0.80 cans of beefaroni 2. going through my stuff when i'm out and stealing anything that catches her eye 3. dragging me into hell (dayton, ohio) when i was 12 4. making use live with my insane Grandmother(I don't mean she's crazy, i mean "we the people find the defendant criminally insane")all my childhoo resulting in having to move every few monthes, losing everything i owned several times a year as owners evicted use and kept our permissions for back rent that grandma refused to pay 5. threatening to kill herself anytime i question her about the bills 6. many more things to numerous to list now.
  • Nothing, except maybe loving a little witch like me! :D My Mother is awesome.
  • Not being a caring person toward me. There was lots I didn't know when I had my own daughter. Multigenerational suffering.
  • procreation
  • My thick skulled stubbornness.
  • For being herself: non-supportive, controlling, materialistic, agnostic, unhappy being a mother/homemaker ~ she simply did not enjoy having children. Now that all 5 of us children are adults, she is only proud of her "successful" children (those who she deems as successful... despite what those children may have done in order to reach a goal). Utterly thankful I am not a "chip off the old block" instead, I am the EXACT opposite of my mother and would like to thank her for that: Thank you Mum ~ I Love You!! Although, I do not care for your personality (not one bit) as you're not a pleasant person ~ I pray you come to realize life's true blessings!
  • Being short and all her short genes, but I guess small things come in big packages right?

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