What sorts of things can you admit to doing just to spite/bug your own Mothers? During my "haircut" thread, many of us told of doing things to our hair just get a rise out of our Mothers in a round-about way. Can you admit to any other things you may have done? I can think of one off the top of my head (no pun intended). When difficult child was born, a friend of mine gave us a very funky fleece winter hat that was multicolored and had several long, almost jester-like pieces that stuck out all over. It was so cute and I loved it. difficult child had such a round little face - and then was always smiling - that it was just great. The fact that my Mother HATED that hat - and felt the need to say so everytime difficult child had it on - really only made it all the better. I feel guilty for admitting it, but it's true. She knows it - I told her then and we've laughed about it fairly recently. easy child wore the hat too, when she came along. I still have it in the top of my closet, although there will be no more babies in the household. Anyone else have any (harmless) ways they've gone about paying Dear Ol Mom back for cleaning our cheeks with saliva on tissues when we were children?