I ask this because I think I might be one. I don't want to be.
I want to be positive and supportive. I also want to be a sounding board, not a judgement maker.
So, why can't I keep my mouth shut? When my son is so sweet to meet me uptown to help me and I notice how nice he looks and tell him... why can't I keep it at that?
No, I also have to add that when he gets home he should make sure that he folds the sweater he is wearing, instead of hanging as there are dents in the shoulders from the hanger.
When my daughter comes down in the morning all showered, blow dried, and fresh- I tell her how she is so lucky to look so good in the morning...
But do I have to also say that I wish she would wear some of the beautiful clothes she has in her closet instead of her sweats and hoodies?
When I was young, I had vowed to myself that when I was a Mom I would never be critical about my children's appearance... I think I was good about it when they were young and I could control what they wore. So I had a false sense of thinking I wasn't critical...
Now they are older and I HAVE to stop making comments about their choices regarding their attire. I am really going to try.
Do you control yourself regarding your children's appearance?
I NEED to know!