hey mom, you don’t need to wake me up in the mornings anymore.
why would i stop doing that?
well because so&so at church mentioned that if we wanted to be more responsible and independent we shouldn’t have our parents wake us up…we could set our own alarms and get ourselves up.
on earth would you rob me of the joy of one of my favorite things all day long don’t we find other ways you can become independent. like let’s go hang out in the laundry room or throw down some time in the kitchen?
(insert here. i am not finding this one bit funny as i glance over at dan who’s sorta smirking)
she walks off smiling. and i’m all like what the heck. what’s up with mr twenty something single man telling my child to
cease our quality time together rise up responsibly, all for the greater good of independence?
to which my man replies…babe, she’s in middle school.
what? what, i ask, does that have to do with anything. respect my tender maternal nature dude.
well, how many middle schoolers moms still climb in bed with them each morning & snuggle?
well i bet they all wish their mamas climbed in bed and still snuggled with them and i’m not talking about other kids, i’m talking about our baby? why aren’t we on the same team here? ( he’s still smirking)
( wrong time of the month to start talking about such miserable things as Independence. i mean i’m not all ” i need to be needed” kinda mom but come.on. i’ve got one living the dream at college, one who had her first college visit this week and another one who just drove her self. all by herself- in a car!-all alone this week. this ‘let’s cut our morning snuggle’ is just beyond me today)
such are the joys of raising our babies and always realizing everything we do is ultimately teaching them independence. from weaning off the breast or bottle to packing up for college. and my friends, it’s all in a blink.
i had the honor of reading it a few weeks ago and ya’ll are in for a real treat! sparkly green earrings will make you slap your knees and do that laugh where no sound comes out and your husband thinks you’re nuts and then 5 minutes later you’ll be tearing up and all red faced and weepy. no matter what stage of parenting you’re in…whether you’re expecting your first bundle of joy or whether you’re expecting your first grandbaby, you’ll high five melanie and say , “i know sister, i know!” a dozen times. your tender maternal heart will connect with melanie over & over again.
melanie has offered one of you a chance to receive a signed copy of sparkly green earrings…no crazy jumping through flaming hoops, just leave me a comment & i’ll let ya’ll know early next week.
i’m so excited for you my friend!! and i can’t wait to high five you in person this summer! i’ll be wearing my sparkly green earrings for sure!
ps- little bit asked me to wake her up this morning and snuggle -she was on her own yesterday. (it’ll be one of the sweetest parts of my day)… baby steps people. baby steps.