This 30 days of Loni gives me something to blog about! Today's topic...
Describe your relationship with your parents.
Well let's start with my dad I guess.
I guess when I was younger and my parents were separated our relationship was kind of odd. I've mentioned it before but I never felt like I fit in around him and my stepfamily. I felt like the odd man out. I was always terrified of making him upset or disappointing him. Although I did it a million times as a teenager. As I have gotten older I think I've become closer with my dad. There have been times of struggle and hurt and plenty of anger but there have been many more times of happiness, fun, and love. Especially since I moved away from Michigan. My dad was the only person in either of our families to actually encourage me to follow my crazy heart and move with Dustin to California. Where everyone else was stirring up trouble and causing drama my dad was telling me it'd be ok and to do what I felt was right. Hearing that was exactly what I needed and obviously everyone who doubted me or Dustin were wrong. He is who I call now when I am ticked off and ready to murder someone. He can usually calm me down and help me to blow it off. He is the only person who calls on a regular basis to see how the three of us are doing. That makes me happy.
On to my mom...oy...thats a tough one.
I know she means well and she is a good person but I don't know what it is. If ever there were polar opposites we are it. It's hard to believe I came from her vagina. I am laid back, she is uptight. I could care less what people think, she's always trying to impress everyone. I am not jealous at all, she is super jealous. I could go on and on. My grandma and I have always been really close and growing up Meme is who I spent the majority of my time with. My mom was a single mother who had a demanding job. My grandparents lived next door and I was there 24/7, literally. My mom doesn't enjoy that I go to Meme for everything over her but it's who I most relate to and who I am most connected with. I can't help it. I love my mom and she is a great woman. We are just very different.