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The Comment That Wouldn't Leave Me Alone

A young married woman recently made a passing comment that's been floating around my mind a lot. I'm finding that happens often during this new stage of parenting. Someone will make an innocent comment and it leads me on a trail to figure out the best way to handle a problem I didn't even know I had.

"We're trying to figure out life together now, but still want to please our parents, too."


I have two married kids now. What does that comment look like in our relationship? Do they feel a similar pull? Do they feel like they are doing a juggling act between building a life together but trying to make sure Tom and I are pleased with them?

I know I could talk to them about this. I probably will. In the meantime, I think there is a reason this off hand comment won't leave me alone.

I've had to admit to myself that not only am I a super planner but a controlling momma at my core. What is a super planner? Well, I started planning for Christmas this year…

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