Do you really want to read a post about us driving our seventeen year old boy and his loaded Ford truck six hours from the farm in Michigan to his summer work location in Indiana and how it was the quickest trip in the history of a normally visually uninteresting road trip?
Do you really want to read about how it wasn’t easy but it wasn’t quite as tough as I thought it was going to be? Course I made more out of it in my mind than necessary…just in case.
Do you really want to read about how we arrived in Indiana Saturday afternoon, offloaded Jake’s rig and proceeded to load up all that was to go back to the farm and how that afternoon too, just flew by like I was standing still?
Wait. I was standing still. Well, I did get sent into town for additional straps and zip ties so technically I did some sitting and shopping too.
Do you really want to read how, as I stood back and took pictures, for the first time I marveled at my “little” boy as he just did his thing?
Or how it hit home with me that he has from a very young age had a knack of never getting in the way but is always right there in case there was something he could do and when there is he jumps in and does it. And does it pretty darn well.
It was kind of like watching that little toddler from long ago/yesterday but not. The only difference, in this mother’s eyes, is now he has the muscles and can execute.
Do you really want to read about how even the sleeper was utilized for storing things that couldn’t take getting wet out in the open if it rained on our way home? Not to fear though, I still had room to get back there, flop myself down on the bed and have a good cry.
Alright, that last part didn’t happen. Well, not as dramatic as it sounds anyway.
I know. I know. We’ll see the little punk sometime in August and he’s in very good hands. It’s just…ugh. It’s becoming “that time” in a parent’s life and I…don’t…like…it. At all.
Meanwhile, I’ll continue to nurse my aching umbilical cord and try to adjust.
14 thoughts on “Do You Really?”
Girlfriend! I know this isn’t the comment you’re expecting…but do you have bunions???!
Seriously, I know this was tough. I would definitely be having myself a good cry.
Hahahaha…I don’t think so. Do I?!
I don’t know – looked like one on your left foot. I certainly have them – that’s why I asked!
Oh! Well if I do I never knew it. Not sure what they look like. I do kinda have bony feet could be that is what you see? Not sure. I will Google bunions! ;)
I could send you a picture of mine….!
Uhhh, not necessary. I Googled it. I do believe I am someday gonna have an issue…on both feet. Holy cow! I had no idea! Least it doesn’t bother me yet. ;)
Atta girl! The time will just fly by – Frappaccino helps….a lot! Well, maybe some wine (whine?) too! Your little boy “ain’t so little anymore” !!! :D :D :D
I need to get more wine tomorrow when I go up shopping, better put that on the list!
No he’s not little anymore…boohoo!
Mine is 24 and engaged. Talk about umbilical pull. Yikes! Will he be sending lots of pics for you to see (and post for us to see) about his work and his life away from home?
You know, I didn’t even ask him. I bet he sends at least one or two he’ll let me use. ;)
Congrats to your baby on the engagement!
It’s what we’re supposed to do — raise ’em up so they CAN go off and do stuff … but no one ever tells us it will pinch this much.
No, no one ever did. Would I have believed them? Probably not.
Thanks for the hug MJ. :)
THANKS FOR SHARING………….LET US HEAR OF THE REST OF YOUR SUMMER???????????????
Good hearing from you Dottie!
I’ll let you know. ;)