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Old 03-01-2021, 05:25 PM
 
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Ha this is so true !
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I have seen this often...


A guy is really not much of a catch at all-not good looking, or successful, smart, or even very interesting...yet their Mom always seems to think they are the most handsome guy around...


Why do Mom's overestimate their sons desirability? Father's seem a bit more realistic IMHO.



If you are a Mom do you do this? If so why?
That's their baby!
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:36 PM
 
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Hmmm.... I've never really noticed that. Usually, it is the other way around. The daughter gets talked up as beautiful, sweet, and wonderful.
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Old 03-02-2021, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Mothers see their children as special and worthy. I know I think of my kids that way.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:52 AM
 
Location: South of Heaven
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It's a mother's prerogative.

yo mamma
yo mamma
yo mamma say you ugly

The reason that is a common put down in the momma joke world is because momma should never ever say you ugly.
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Old 03-02-2021, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I know of a situation in my extended relations where the mother is convinced her son is the best thing since sliced bread and yet he's a total screw-up who has managed to alienate his ex-wife, his children, most other relatives and regularly makes a fool of himself. A truly selfish, immature man even in middle age who takes advantage of his elderly mother as well (who is of course in complete denial about it).



The maternal blind spot can truly be amazing, and I suspect when it's there in such exaggerated fashion it's part of what makes spoiled children turn into selfish, toxic adults.
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:08 PM
 
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Most mom's I know dont brag about their kids/sons. You might explain/describe things that your kids are doing but most people don't want to be that braggy parents...because most people end up disliking that parent then.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:40 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I have seen this often...


A guy is really not much of a catch at all-not good looking, or successful, smart, or even very interesting...yet their Mom always seems to think they are the most handsome guy around...


Why do Mom's overestimate their sons desirability? Father's seem a bit more realistic IMHO.



If you are a Mom do you do this? If so why?
What is the actual question? Being successful, smart, interesting, or a 'good' catch aren't tied to being good looking.
I freely admit that my son has probably never been considered the best looking guy in the room, but he IS successful, smart, funny and kind, which makes him popular with the ladies.
But as far as mothers considering sons to be good looking and desirable, I agree it probably has a lot to do with the reasons already stated, they are reminders of their fathers.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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There are still old-fashioned dads, who either consciously or unconsciously, give more importance to their sons and sons' potential careers, than their daughters. There's still that "boys are important, girls--not so much" mentality around. Even in this day and age.
For some us, it would just have been nice to be acknowledged, maybe spoken to, as a human. I'm male, I had no rights, and neither parent gave a fig about me. My sisters, everything was about them.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:17 PM
 
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No..that is just harsh and cruel coming from anyone let alone a person's Mother.


I have just noticed Fathers seem a bit more blunt. They don't seem to sugarcoat....Anyone agree with this?



Maybe Mother's should be more honest then they typically are- but less blunt than their husbands?
No. Not at all.
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