My son has moved down here from Bangor to Portland and is living with his sister who is 2 years older than him. It has been 6 years since my son has been this close to home. My daughter, on the other hand has been living in Portland for a while. She is fiercely independent and does not normally want mom’s help unless she asks. I have been helping my son find employment through networking with friends I know, that have business connections, so I have been calling my son a lot. Sometimes his cell does not get good reception, so I have to call my daughter. She’s not used to all this communication with her mom! Actually, truth be told, I call her at least once a week and she calls me back maybe every two weeks or when she feels like it. I guess I have not cut the umbilical cord yet. I miss them both and wish they were more ready and willing to miss me too but I must remember when I was their age, all I wanted was my freedom from my folks. Here they are at Christmas time a couple of years ago.
Surrounded by gifts (of course)….I don’t feel comfortable unless I do that! Carissa decided to put all her bows on her sweater to show how many presents she had opened! Anyway….am I the only mom who feels this way? I just got off the phone with my daughter regarding Easter dinner details and asked if she was coming? My answer was “Mom!…Just because Kyle is living here now, doesn’t mean that we always have to come together now to every event!”……OUCH!! That little *****…..I wasn’t expecting that one! She’s a Gemini and so is he….born 2 years and 12 days apart. She’ll be 27 in June and he will be 25 in May. That split personality really comes through with her! My son…not so much. Oh well….maybe some of you moms feel the way I do? Maybe it is time to back off and let them do their own thing? Who knows. Right now I feel like calling her back and telling her how I really feel!…..maybe not a good idea. What’s your insight into this? Clueless on the plains….:(