Wednesday, July 11

She's A Grown Up Now

I'm in Texas.

Even though I had lived here some 20 years, it all seems so foreign now. I'm staying at my oldest daughter's apartment.

While she recovers, I'm busying myself with cleaning. Housekeeping keeps the mind, as well as the hands, busy.

I can't help but envy the parents of small children and toddlers. Life was much, much simpler then. When they're younger, you can fix things quickly ...keep their world safe more easily ...make decisions for them.

It's a reflex to want to make decisions for your child. Sadly enough, there comes a point and time when we must come to terms with the fact the child is no child.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I hope all is well and that you have a good time with your girl.

KathyR said...

Yeah. What Jennifer said.

And, yeah, mine's only 14, but I can't just fix it any more. It is a bit of a tightrope, providing support and encouragement and advice that doesn't border on nagging while also having to let them fumble and screw up.

slouching mom said...

I'm sorry that she's had a rough time. I'm glad that you are there for her.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Yeah, I saw that at my retirement home. Guy would come in, and the retiree would say, Hi, son. And the son, aged 66, would say, Hi Dad. Seemed weird for some reason or other.

goldennib said...

It is very hard to let them grow up, though.