Bringing up Mother
When the question came out for the first time, I almost reacted like the Father of the Bride when Kimberly announces her engagement! Even Daddy cool didn’t manage a cool reply to that one.
Mean momma that I am, I managed to delay-drag it for a good six months before I knew I had to agree. With craftiness worthy of Loverna, I also coaxed them into inviting their friends for the grand sleepover rather than them going out. Yeah not a great difference, but I still feel somewhat reassured that my babies (I can call them that-they still don’t have this url) are where I can take care of them.
I guess most moms reacted like me (I am not the only mean one) and only one of the invitees turned up with a backpack containing her pajamas, toothbrush, towels and loads n loads of Barbie stuff. Popcorn, a Barbie movie, Pizza and Bed-wow this one wasn’t all that bad.
The predictable the can we go……..question popped up again.
What could I tell them?
No-because you are not old enough? (I can see the reaction to that one)
Or no, because I don’t trust anyone in the worldto take care of you?
Or -because I always want you so close that I don’t think i'll be able to let you go anytime soon?
After dragging it out for another couple of months I had to let them go.
My bit of growing up-------------lots left for me.