I was thinking that growing up isn’t happening for me.
True Confessions amongst us BA50s (not a chance my kids will read this post anyway). I am definitely not growing up.
Despite adult-like rites of passage such as, becoming a mother-in-law in the past year, being an empty nester for a least a decade, having to help my Mom with some medical stuff, being advanced in age to name a few…. I’m still not feeling all that grown up.
In fact it appears I am reverting to a more child like state and here’s how I know.
- My kids keep telling me that I should think before I speak.
- Lately I’ve been sitting in the back seat of the car when I drive with them. They sit with their wives in the front and I like playing on my Iphone in the back anyway.
- They tend to grab the keys from me and insist they drive. I’m actually ok with that too.
- I am secretly hoping they invite me to sleep over and that just feels rather childlike.
- I keep repeating myself (not like ” how much longer until we get there?”), but more like, “Are you coming home for Christmas?” (I think I asked that for 3 months straight) and guess what, they aren’t! Which leads me to….
- Since they aren’t coming home for Christmas do I have to buy them a present? I know that would be an adult thing to do but…..just sayin…
- I really like when they treat me for dinner and other ways they spoil me.
- I know they love me, but when they hug me I just feel better.
- I don’t like to tell them how much wine I have if I drink a lot because I don’t want them to lecture me.
- I wish they would include me in their friend playgroups more because I really like their friends (and I think they like me too….maybe).
- Sometimes when they are home I don’t feel like doing all the dishes while they retire to the couch. I want to be the kid on the couch.
- I pray for traffic jams and bad weather delays when I’m alone with my boys. (That’s just plain desperate and irresponsible).
- My kids are constantly giving me lectures about not doing my homework about my technology. “Google It Mom!”
- The other day, the boys called my husband and suggested I needed a technology babysitter. (I was kind of excited about that).
- Lately, my kids cooking is better than mine.
- My kids seem to have become fashion police. “Are you going to wear THAT Mom?”