The Biggest Challenges in Working with My Son/My Mom
The Hardest Thing is NOT to be a Mom.
Fighting your motherly instincts is tough. All moms can relate to this, especially disciplinarians, like I was. . . you are a mother FIRST. If Budge doesn’t seem happy at the office or skips lunch, I want to talk to him about that in the office. I want to fix it.
How Do I Adjust? I have to catch myself when this happens and say “would you tell your boss not to skip lunch or to get more sleep if he wasn’t your son.” Despite this tool, my motherly instincts still takeover, and I can’t help myself. I’m still working on it.
Go With My Gut. My mother is smart, talented, and very successful, but I have to go with my gut. Ultimately she is an employee that was hired for her expertise and effort. I have to take in her information, like other employees and process it.
How Do I Adjust? Unlike other employees, when it comes to my mom, I have to remind myself that my decisions are final and eventually, no longer up for discussion. This takes some discipline when you have a great relationship with an amazing mom like mine.