Kool-Aid was my favorite thing to drink when I was little so I always picked the juice in the bottle. My grandma was a great cook, but since she was getting older, she didn’t cook a lot of homemade meals. Instead, I had a lot of Hamburger Helper, Mac N Cheese, premade sub sandwiches, or grilled cheese. She did make homemade food once and a while, but I really didn’t mind having the other food. Actually, I really loved eating it.
These days we still spent time to talk far into the night on the weekend I went parents’ home. Mom often said she felt proud of me. When she did, I answered her that I was really happy because I had wonderful mom. Also, she didn’t have a best friend before, for that reason she always thought about when I was all grown up enough to be a friend to her. She was saying she was happy because she had a best friend to talk with.
Ultimately, love between this mother and daughter prevails through all conflict, and even beyond Suyuan's death, when her long-cherished wish of uniting her daughters is fulfilled. The Joy Luck Club: Cutural Differences Between Daughters and Mothers There are numerous conditions in human life that mold people into who they presently are. A person's identity and way of thinking are influenced greatly due to their family's surroundings, and relationships they are involved in. In the novel, The Joy Luck Club, the characters are generic, in the sense that, although they are from different families, the problems and emotions experienced are similar. The daughters are in an on-going search to discover themselves, who they are and what they represent.
Parents encourage them to walk, teach them to drink out of a cup, and consequently as a child grows, parents are the most important and constant influence in a toddler’s life. They become to depend on parents for everything, and learn through observance as well. Good habits take form in the early stages of a child’s life. Parents encourage early learning by setting aside time for their children. Reading a book to them every day stimulates word recognition, and soon they are able to tell you the story, word for word.
According to my own life experience, I strongly believe that early childhood experiences are very important to forge our personality over time. I grew up in a nurturing and loving environment where I always felt safe, loved and my parents always made me feel important. I was a strong-will child. I used to throw temper tantrums if things didn’t go my way. I used to be very demanding as well, my mother used to joke about my personality and she used to ask me where I had left my crown --I acted like I was a queen--.
If ever there was a stamp for wholesome, effectual, loving entertainment, it would be this book. I love reading this to the girls when they are old enough to follow along and appreciate the story. The lessons of spirituality, family bonding and love are things that often misplaced in our society today, values that can quickly become sidetracked in our world of technology and hurry to gain control of every emotion and move that we make. The fact that Mr. March is a member of the ministry and instills his beliefs to the very core of his family is phenomenal (Alcott, 1995). The way that the family continues to give, even in their own time of need shows the true meaning of spirituality and proves that family love can and does transcend blood lines.
. .There were so many ways for ... ... middle of paper ... ...ght to America" (31). The trip she makes finally helps her to understand just where her mother was coming from, why she was the way she was, and she began to forgive her for all the misunderstandings they had. The rifts between mothers and daughters continue to separate them, but as the daughters get older they become more tolerant of their mothers. They learn they do not know everything about their mothers, and the courage their mothers showed during their lives is astounding.
How their childhood was, their first marriage was and all their hopes and dreams that they wish to come true. A mother’s love for a daughter can some be joyful or very painful. In the case of these women all the mothers want was their daughter would not make the same mistakes that they did in the past, and for them to learn for those mistake. That is the love for a daughter from her mother. A mother gives her daughter advice about everything in life.
This is going to be an obvious answer to the question, ‘Who is significant to me?’ Yet, my answer would be my mother. I would hope that most people would answer the same because it would be a shame if others would overlook their overpowering love and sacrifice. Being a mother has a job that most are not capable of fulfilling; my mother is one of those people who can fulfill the tiring job. My mother uses phrases that I always end up laughing at, but honestly, what good parent doesn’t? “Don’t be a statistic” is one my mom’s favorite things to say to me as I am leaving the house.
New actions, with a focus on wanting something different, therefore doing something different, will likely create new results – for you AND your children. Imagine being the Mom who is living her dream AND her kids are cheering her on. Are they not deserving of a Mom, who isn’t stressed out more often than not, one who is committed to living an abundant lifestyle and who is present for them, mentally, physically and emotionally? As opposed to being the Mom who stands idle, wishing and hoping that life was so very different? My youngest son gave me an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas this year because he knows how much I shop there.