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Friday, May 8, 2009

Aloha Friday!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


My question this week:

How do/would you react if you feel that your child has been wronged?

Do the Mama/Papa Bear qualities come out?


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26 comments:

Janet said...

Oh my word! Do my instincts kick in? Sure they do! Especially when Stacey was smaller and couldn't fend for herself!

Kim said...

Oh the mama bear instincts were really bad. And still are at times. But I've learned, as my children grow older that I have to allow them to work out their own situations (some, anyway...lol) and only step in when it is necessary. It's hard but....
My Aloha Friday

Kristina P. said...

I wish I could answer this! :)

Mighty M said...

Not sure what I will do, but I am sure I will be in major Mama Bear mode, while knowing that I need to try to let them work it out too!! But inside I will be fuming!!

hippo chick said...

I was a Mama Bear for my girls, no doubt. I did, however, try to be reasonable and listen to both sides. I remember an incident where Gretchen was wronged by the HS principal. He never did get off my bad list. LOL

~hippo hugs~

Sue said...

I'm not even a Mom but my Mama Bear tendencies come out when one of my niblings (siblings' kids aka nieces/nephews) or friends' kids are treated unjustly. Grrr! I can't even imagine how much more I'd feel if they were my kids - lol

Happy Friday Sweetie! Enjoy the weekend!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

oh yah... so protective of my little guy!

Me said...

Very much soo....I become defensive. One better be able to explain themselves or defend themselves if they hurt/wrong one of my little ones.

jen@odbt said...

Absolutely mama bear kicks in although I'm finding as they're getting older, it's harder to figure out when to step in and when to let them learn a lesson. Happy Mother's Day!

Alicia said...

I think it would all depend on the situation. Naturally, mama bear would want to come out. If it was something that affected them physically, then I think papa bar would come out! LOL

Sue said...

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Hugs

Randi Troxell said...

if my child had truly really been wronged... oh yes... mama/bear qualitites would soo show their claws! happy wkend and happy mothers day!!

I am Harriet said...

Some stuff they have to deal with on their own. It's the only way that they will be able to function as an adult when you are not around to take care of all of their battles.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I am the queen of Mama Bears. I totally would rip apart anyone who hurts my cubs. Totally.

tollesons4him said...

I hate to say this but yes you do not want to mess with me if someone has wronged my children.
But I think that goes to all of us moms, we don't want anyone messing with our children!

Anissa said...

Oh yes Mama Bear will come out big time. I don't play when it comes to my kids.

Pamela Kramer said...

Yes they kick in but I have to be rational. lol

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I guess Mama Bear would only really come out if my child had been truly wronged in a bad, serious way. I'm a pretty laid back person, in general. So, I teach my son to let things roll off because life just keeps on trucking no matter if we're happy or grumpy. But, I guess I too get grumpy when the wrong person says the wrong thing!

Nancy said...

the first thing I do is blog about it because then I get some good feedback and it stops me from going and growling (and screaming) at whoever wronged my child. I've learned not to discuss it with my hubby because he gives bad advice to the kid ("fight back" "hit her in the head with the ball") or he says to just let it go, I am too sensitive and putting my sensitivity on my kids and that they would deal with it better if I did.
He's WRONG WRONG WRONG of course! :-P

Becca said...

I can only say what my mom did...and I agreed with. Her "mama bear" instincts always kicked in, but she always checked with me and my sister to see if we wanted her to do something. Nothing is worse than parents going behind their kids backs to "defend" them. You can't "defend" your kids while disrespecting them.

Cindy said...

Oh yes, they do come out. I have to think that they have to learn to take care of their self's when I am not around.
They will always know that we as parents are here to back them up if need be though. ;)

Happy Mother's Day!!

Cascia said...

That is a tough one. I don't really know what I would do. I guess I'd be bothered by it and it would depend on the situation exactly what I would do about it. By the way, I have an award for you over at Healthy Moms.

lagirl said...

It depends on "how" they were wronged, and the age of the child. Ultimately we want our children to have the skills to work out there own problems, but everyone needs a little help "sometime".

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Stef4916 said...

DEFINITELY! Nobody messes with my babies!

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Mama bear means business, I would take the person out. But don't quote me on that.