It's true, I may have been born sassy. Without the proper care and role-modeling though, I would never have been able to hone my sassiness into what it is today without the love and care of my Mama and my Aunt. Perhaps it took both of them to teach me this level of skill, perhaps they needed to trade off in order to keep from pulling their own hair out, perhaps it didn't appear to be sass at the time, but more... mule-headed-ness.
Whatever the actual details, I am certain that these two amazing women were instrumental in teaching me and showing me how to be strong as I take care of my students. They most certainly raised me into the woman I am today.
Lately the Piggy Pies have been trying to call me "mom" While I don't let them (it's a boundary thing. More later if you like.), it does make me realize that my "mothering" skills look an awful lot like the mothering I received from these two ladies.
So thank you. I wouldn't want to be any other woman than I am today.
And because I daren't post pictures of them, here is a picture requested by another blog reader instead...
|Keith Richards being eaten by a shark (for Dr. D)|