I was chilling in my room this morning, surfing the net as usual. My mom hits me up and tells me “J, I want you to buy something for me”. Immediately, my Spider Sense went nuts, because I had no idea what she wanted to buy. She had me turn to HSN, and there onscreen was a pressure cooker. I’m no where close to a chef, but it looked nice I guess. If you know about HSN, HGTV, and all the other shopping networks, you know it’s a haven for moms to go HAM! This pressure cooker had a trailer load of features, and was only ~$100. I didn’t hesitate to cop it for her. Well I hesitated a little because I hoped it wasn’t some thousand dollar purchase, lol.
I didn’t have an issue because I looked at that purchase as another example of Parental Reparations. You are blessed if you had good parents/parental figures in your life. I was blessed to have 2 growing up. You don’t realize how much these parental units put into your life until you get older. They spend a lot of money, time, and effort, into grooming you to be the person you are today. Yes they can be a pain and rigid at times, but the reward of their help is immeasurable.
How do you repay them for holding you down for years? As a child, you can be a good kid and show appreciation. As an adult, you help out with bills and spoil them. Remember, you are a reflection of them, and their dreams. There’s no reason to hold back from showing it to them.
I remember the Cosby show where Bill Cosby broke down the total money they put into one kid. It was some ridiculously astronomical number, but its something we can never repay unless we hit it rich. I love my mom, and her wish is my command. I gladly pay the parental reparations with my love, my wallet, and my appreciation.
Enjoy your Saturday