I had a conversation with my mother this morning and we started talking about me when I was younger. One of my aunts is having problems with her daughter doing drugs and such and my mom has decided to give her advice because she seems to think she is a fountain of knowledge.
My aunt apparently told my mother that I used to get high everyday in high school, this is a complete lie. So, my mother called me asking if it was true, of course I told her it was not. I did however make sure she knew I got high all the time (never daily) in college.
My mother very smugly said, "I told her you didn't smoke weed in high school." When she does things like that it makes me want to knock her down a few notches. Just so she didn't think that she was this perfect mother (which she often does) I made sure to mention that I did have sex with several guys in high school. Am I cruel?
I just can't stand it when she tries to give advice to my aunt and says that she doesn't know what to tell her because her kids were so good. It really pisses me off because it is so not true, we were just smart and never got caught. When I was young my mom used to tell me that "it is the good kids that always get caught," I think this was her way of trying to deter me from being bad. It ended up just making me cautious and confirming that I was not a "good kid."