You know, back when I was growing up,
my mom was fond of saying, if anything is going to happen to anyone anywhere, it’s going to happen to my daughter.
Oh gosh, she has no idea how right she is!
You might remember from my last post that I was utterly fatigued from work today – I’ve been doing massive amounts of programming and finally, gave myself permission to step away from the computer. After all, my kids were coming home, and I figured, golly, this would be a simply peachy time to decompress and relax and enjoy their company.
So! Picture this – exhausted Mom, on her last leg, opening the door for her kids and hearing (and I quote!)
MOM! I have a crush! And he likes me! I know he likes me because we wrote notes! And our friends gave them back and forth! And MOM! I have a CRUSH! And he likes me! AND MOM! Guess what! I have a crush! AND….
See Mom internalize all of this.
See Mom think, okay quick, what on earth do I say?
Do I talk about being subtle?
Do I talk about taking things easy?
Do I simply let her be happy and continue to float above the clouds?
I opted for the second option, of course.
Why such things can’t happen when I’m alert and awake and full of energy, I do not know.
I was 14 when I went thru this…it’s kinda sorta poignant to see my kid start her own journey.
Motherhood – it’s a hero’s journey!!
ps – when your kids tell you the above, the following is certainly needed: