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Mama time

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Already? We are already lightly covered in snow - we had a weekend dusting and are still coated in white. It was cooooold out there today. How did fall end so quickly and winter appear out of nowhere?

The kid had her first driving class today. Our state requires that she complete a driving course and take driving lessons from an accredited program. She has 3 hours of class time for 8 days, and then will graduate to the driving lessons. I'm hoping the really awful winter weather holds off until she finishes those driving lessons!

And after that, the hub and I will be taking her out to practice. Our two cars are both stick shifts, so it's not going to be any fun at the beginning. I'm predicting lots of stalling and nausea! When we taught our son years ago, we had to take turns so that we wouldn't get sick from the jerking, turning, and stalling.

There's no slowing it down, let alone stopping it - time marches on relentlessly. It's hard not to be swept along; sometimes I feel that I have to consciously stop and try to appreciate the moment. That usually means hugging the kid or hub for no better reason other than I can. Tonight I tucked the kid in bed and attacked her with kisses and tickles. In a couple of short years she's going to be off at college, so I'm exercising my Mom privileges while I can!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Bemused, when I read your title, I was expecting you to write about what I consider "Mama time," which is a time when everybody leaves me alone, a time when I, having served others for 90% of my waking time, can now serve myself. YOU--you wanted MORE time with your kid?! How perfect are you?

    Just kidding (so to speak). As my nest empties out, I am starting to feel the impending loss pretty strongly. So that part of me recognizes your need to savor every moment with your daughter. Seriously, once they leave, whether it be for some place you as their parent are PAYING for (which proves they're still kids, right?), like boarding school or university, even though you can't really call them grownups yet, when they come home, the house is no longer completely their home! This has made me feel sort of bereft. I've found out, as I'm sure you have, too, with your son, that whenever they come home now, they will soon be leaving again. We're supposed to be happy about this. Of course it means that they're normal and they won't be needing us when we are gone. But there is definitely a part of me that is NOT happy about this, and as a mother I would just love for everybody to stay together forever. Or at least live in the same town. Or the same country! Boo hoo!

    Oh dear, getting sentimental here. Go tickle your kid, Bemused! Treasure every moment!

    1973 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Enjoy your holiday time with your kiddos. Hope the driving lessons go well and not too much difficulty learning to drive a stick. Have a great Thanksgiving. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1974 days ago
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