Commentary #100: “What Mum Taught Me” – Boundaries

This is so on-point. I’m glad that Laura posted this now – it really applies to a situation I’m grappling with at the moment.

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This post originated from a friend’s Facebook post. I found it on Thursday, October 24, 2019. A. saw it and felt compelled to share.

It was originally shared on Facebook by Leslie Gaar, Writer on October 10, 2018.

The photos / screenshots come from Erynn Brook’s Twitter account. I encourage everyone to read it in its entirety.

I read Erynn’s story. And re-read it. And I’ve been coming back to it nearly every day since stumbling upon it on October 24th.

One thing is for sure: Boundaries are hard. Setting boundaries is even harder. But, at 31, I feel much more at peace with myself because of the boundaries I have set for myself. Many of them are unspoken, for me and myself only, but there are others that I make known, loud and clear.

Why? Unlike Erynn’s awesome mom, I was taught to stick…

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5 thoughts on “Commentary #100: “What Mum Taught Me” – Boundaries

  1. This really is on-point. Learning not just to follow boundaries of others, but set some for ourselves, is SO important.

    P.S. I think I may’ve missed a comment you wrote on a different blog post. But I forget which one. Hopefully I’ll be able to find it so I can respond!!!

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    • It’s really impactful that I never even thought of all the little discomforts we insist our kids go through. Tough it up. Don’t upset people. Don’t inconvenience your parents with your discomfort.

      That’s some straight up BULL-PUCKY – pardon my French. LOL 🐂 💩

      P.S. Don’t even worry about the other comments. It’s all good. 🙂

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      • Your French is pardoned.

        I don’t have kids (yet), but this all does make me think of how I can make sure (once I do become a parent) not to force my kids to go through those discomforts, and to have a loving presence when they are going through those discomforts (and that they don’t just have to bear through them).

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