Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Pay It Forward
When my mom visited last week, she took me shopping for new clothes, and still only bought a few things for herself after I insisted. She bought Mike and I dinner, and would only let me buy one lunch after I kept insisting. I've been feeling badly, because here's the thing: I'm 32 years old. I should be Paying It Forward, and buying her clothes. Mike and I should be paying the dinner bills when we go out with our parents. We should be giving them gas money. We should be offering that they move in with us if they lose their jobs.
But we're not.
When is it our turn? I know a lot of people in my generation feel like we owe our parents a lot for all the years they've suffered to make sure we never did without.
For me, I'm still waiting to get a fabulous PR job, or to publish my first book, so for now, I can only thank you Mom. I promise, someday it will be my turn.