Based on the previous post "Parent, Buddy, or Both?" I received this precious quote from a baby boomer friend who received this message from his mother when he was growing up.
“Remember one thing, as long as you live in my house you follow my rules; there is no democracy, I didn’t campaign to be your mother, and you didn’t vote for me. We are mom and son by the grace of God, and I have an obligation to perform my role as your mother. I’m not your pal, or your buddy, our age differences make that relationship impossible. Whatever I ask you to do is motivated by love . . . You have to trust me, and will understand perfectly when you have a son. Tough lady . . .”