Thursday

Where Did I Go Wrong In Raising My Daughter?

So let me tell you a little story.

My Daughter and Grandkids love Wedding Soup and will never turn it down.   It is a long process to make it so we don't make it often.

A couple of months ago, I offered to get everything to make the soup, bring it to my Daughters and make it at her house together.

Do you want to know what she told me?  She said, I don't want to make it, I like it when you bring it to me in jars.   WTHeck!!   Is she an ungratful kid or what?

My Hubs says he thinks she is pretty smart because she knows I will make it and take some to her in jars.

But guess what?  I am only taking her 2 jars.  If she wanted more, she should have gotten off her butt and helped out.


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  1. lol, I would only bring her 1 jar!

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    1. I should do that. She is lucky to be getting 2 jars.. but if she would have helped, I would have share half and half

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  2. lol...yep sounds like a kid to me hey mom can you bring me a couple of jars to while your out :)

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    1. Exactly Becca. I must have done something really, really wrong.

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  3. Maybe that, to her, says 'love'.

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    1. Jacqueline, Maybe it does say love to her.... but I would guess she is think Yum over anything else.

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  4. Anonymous6:32:00 PM

    Whoa now! I think you've gotten the title of your blog post all wrong. It shouldn't be "Where did I go wrong in raising my daughter?" It should be "How I am about to fail as a mother!" I believe a loving mother, such as yourself, should be happy to dote on your daughter and bring her has much wedding soup as she wants. And while you're at it, you should take her some fudge with black walnuts in it!!!!

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    1. LOL... Not a chance am I making fudge with black walnuts in it. As far as I know, my Daughter is trying to cut down of fattening foods

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    2. Anonymous6:43:00 PM

      But it would be good for her, it has nuts in it....

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  5. Hahahaha, she's lucky she's getting any LOL. Italian Wedding Soup is my favorite soup, but it sure is a lot of work to make.

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    1. She is lucky because it is a PITA to make and take.

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  6. UH--if I ever said that to my Mom she would probably eat it while talking to me over the phone and let me hang! Not that she doesn't make stuff and give it to me on occasion--but I have never asked!!

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    1. Hahahaha... that is so funny. I need to do that. Make it, call her up and talk to her while I eat it.

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    2. Anonymous6:52:00 PM

      Yes, you should do that....but to Kaylee!!! She is the one that actually asks for it, and I'm pretty sure she asks on a regular basis. The only think I ask for is the stupid fudge, which is pretty much a running joke at this point because I know there is absolutely no chance any of us are going to spend hours cracking black walnuts.

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    3. Do you feel deprived. Poor thing. I will buy all the indredients and we will make it together.

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  7. LOL! Didn't you know that the way mommy makes things is always better? My son says that to me all of the time, even with peanut butter and jelly "But mom it tastes better when you make i..." Really? or are you just being lazy :)

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    1. LOL Kristin, I don't think it has anything to do with the way mommy makes things. I think she likes the easy way out. That would be me making it.

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    1. Anytime you want to come on up to Pennsylvania Lisa... You and I can make Wedding Soup

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  9. lmao why do the work when she has you to do it for her hahaha

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    1. I think I spoiled her a little bit when she was growing up. Always did have a hard time saying no.

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  10. Wow, you are nice to be bringing some to her! My mom would have told me I could go without if I didn't want to learn how to make it. I would think she would want to learn it so she can pass it on to her own kids someday! You should bring her the ingredients and empty jars and tell her she can figure it out on her own if she doesn't want to do it with you- lol.

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  11. she's used to what she was getting and don't appreciate time spent together and bonding over making this soup. maybe she knows your the only one who can make it that perfect taste that she loves and is intimated by trying to make it her self.

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    1. Amanda,
      I doubt that making Wedding Soup would intimidate her. She just knows I will bring her some no matter what. She has a Daughter that is a chip off the ole block.

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    2. ah, I was giving her the benefit of the doubt. I hope she really enjoys her soup. must be good soup.

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  12. My father does a special Finnish potatoe dish every Christmas. It's mashed ovenbaked sweetened potatoes. It's incredibly good and I know how to do it. I just don't do it if we spend the Christmas together and usually I don't even help him (I'm usually doing some other dish) but it just doesn't feel and taste the same if he hasn't done it. When he does it, it tates like love :)

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  13. Heh heh! You have spoiled her.

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  14. But at least you're giving her a good example of making it and then being generous enough to give it to her :)

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  15. lol, You still spoil her and gave her some,So know you have to deal with your spoil girl, she know you are always going to be there for her, But the answer to your question, No you did not go wrong, all of us parents spoil our kids

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  16. Sounds like something I would do to my mom. But, maybe not! I love when she comes over to teach me how to make something. That way when she's no longer around I can still make her recipes.

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  17. Lol! I don't mind to get a jar too...oops! :D

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  18. I haven't heard of Wedding Soup before, looks delicious! I would appear to her house with all the ingredients and show her how to cook it :D

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  19. That would have been fun to make it together! My mother would not have made the soup and would have insisted that I come over to make it with her or no soup. :)

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  20. maybe you'll be able to charge her the cost of you making the soup on top of cost of the ingredients

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  21. Sounds to me like she grew up brilliant.

    It'd be fun though, to make soup together. :)

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  22. Very good! Your post made me smile. It seems like you raised one smart daughter. She asks and she gets. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  23. Hahaha! I would have helped, I LOVE cooking!

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  24. Ha, your daughter sounds like my daughters. That does look good but I don't think I've ever had wedding soup.

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  25. This is Italian Wedding, right? I love that soup. If I make it, I would eat it myself.Its hard to share haha -Vinma

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  26. HA!!! You've spoiled her :) In the best way possible :)

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  27. She sounds just like my kid. Ungrateful? You bet. But we love em just the same. Besides, you probably wouldn't have her be any other way. Great post! Cheers!!

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  28. Haha, that's funny! I'm gonna have to try this soup.

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  29. Now, she could just being giving you a compliment on being a great cook! lol I never had this but want to try it.

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  30. Lol! My daughter might have done the same thing! Depending on my mood, I may have told her tough and made her none or taken her a bunch. It's the chance she takes by not helping, lol. ;)

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  31. I'm reminded of an old saying. "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish..." well you know the rest. Definitely make her learn how to make it. She will thank you for it one day. It may be a long time but trust me..she will thank you! I am thanking and praising my mom for the recipes she made me learn. And kicking myself over the recipes she didn't make me learn. She has Alzheimer's now and I can't just go ask her for them any more.
    Your daughter will thank you!. :)

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  32. Hahaha, right now my daughter love to help me in the kitchen. I hope that she'd stay the same and not tell me to bring her the food in jar lol. I would have told your daughter" Sorry, food in the jar is not available" sound pretty mean but I think she will realize you mean business, not only that, you could have some fun bonding while making it.

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  33. This reminds me of something my daughter once said. She loves a macaroni recipe that I make, so once she asked me to make some for her. When I offered to give her the recipe, she told me if she made it, it wouldn't be "made with love." Kids are difficult, even grown ones!

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  34. You did not go wrong at all, she is smart enough to know she does not have to make it and put in the time because you will do it for her. My oldest son is the same way, lol. My son always throws my famous statement in my face - "get a good education so you do not have to do manual labor unless you want to." He has taken that one a bit too far, lol.

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  35. Ha, I agree with hubby. Smart girl knowing mom will still end up making it for her! My husband just loves Italian Wedding Soup!

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  36. That will teach her!!! lol I guess it doesn't matter how old our kids are, we moms will always be a big push overs! Just make sure you teach her make it so that she can make it for her kids and so on. My son is 5 and has been potty trained for 2 years (lazy bum likes getting his diaper changed). He can wipe his butt just fine but if I'm in the house he will call me and says "you do it better!" hahahah

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  37. hahaha you're too funny Terry and you sound just like me. Whenever my kids don't help out they get less than what they would have gotten. I bet next time she'll get off her butt and help. :)

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  38. Awww haha. She knew her mama would bring it to her. That soup looks delicious.

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  39. She's spoiled rotten. I'm not one to talk I have same relationship with my mother. I always tell her it's her responsibility to take good care of me. I'm her first. Lol

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  40. I guess maybe she was spoon fed too much that the discipline and respect has lost its cool or control. Idk. I'm not a mom yet but that is just what I think.. or maybe she is just in a rebel stage, I believe everyone goes through that - I mean, I did.

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  41. Awwww, she knows it tastes the best when her mom makes it! She doesn't think it will turn out the same otherwise. I think it's kinda sweet!

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  42. I am so glad my daughters are still babies (1 & 3) I have them help me all the time in the kitchen! My mom would be like you dont help you dont get any! hahha

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  43. Lol, I know what you mean. I think I totally spoil my boys when it comes to preparing their favorite foods and treats. That's just what us moms do.

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  44. That's both funny and too bad. I made a bunch of soup for Christmas Eve to take to my parent's house.

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  45. First of all I never heard of wedding soup before, so I am going to check out the recipe. Secondly I am sure, I would do the same with my mom with some of her recipes.

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  46. This was funny! I can see my mom saying something like this about her chicken and dumplings! I am going to look up wedding soup; it sounds like something I would want to try.

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  47. ...but mom makes the best soup...it's made with love...LOL.

    Hmm...this wedding soup sound interesting. Will go and peek. Maybe it's something I can trt

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  48. well...smart daughter you got there :)..but she will eventually help out...lovely soup, btw..et cheers from Indonesia :D..

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  49. I haven't heard of Wedding Soup before but it looks delish! I agree with Tess - your daughter was just giving you a compliment on being a great cook and mom!
    Have a nice day, T!

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  50. Lol, that is so funny. I can bet my daughter would have said the same to me. While visiting over Thanksgiving she did not cook once the whole week. I did all the cooking and helped with her boys. I did not mind but next time she visits home I will be taking a week off from cooking haha!

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  51. That is so funny and the soup looks delicious! I love making soups this time of year.

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