Thursday, January 1, 2009

Stuck At Home

We were supposed to go to my sister's house today, but last night Bay found out that she had to work today and tomorrow, so our trip is off. I was hoping that Round Table (where she works) would be slowish and she could get off early or maybe even not come in (this has happened a few times lately), but nope, they were very busy tonight. We are still off for tomorrow. After tomorrow, she does not work until the 9th. Can you believe that?? Darn.

I could so use a good visit with my sister right now. I want to sit and laugh with her until my face hurts - a regular thing when I spend time with Robin. I want to hug my niece and nephews and I wouldn't even cringe if my brother-in-law smacked me really damn hard on the butt. (What is up with guys in their 30s and early 40s doing the butt slap anyway??)

My mom is with them now and she can use all that stuff, plus I think she actually enjoys a good butt slap. (Ha! okay that sounded wierd, but really it's very innocent). I hope that everybody likes the gifts that I sent. I got Ashlee a fluffy stuffed dog who has a t-shirt that says "Major Attitude." I was so excited when I found it. She's a princess who absolutely fits with a fluffy
t-shirted dog.

Earlier today I had a long talk with Bay about work, school, and how she has or has not been taking care of herself. She was very good with the listening - no texting, no phone. I was impressed with her good manners. I tried to think of a good way to talk to her about putting more focus on school. She and her boyfriend are doing very well - they rarely fight and they are together all the time, so I decided to use a compliment about her relationship as an opener.

I asked her how she makes her relationship work. She said, "Time and patience."

Perfect. I said, "Very good. Now what do you think would help you in school?"

She said, "You. You got me." I was so proud of myself. It's pretty rare to feel like I got my Mom-ing just right.


{i}Post said...

It is a rare occasion when we moms get it just right! But it sure feels good when we do and doubly good when the kids admit that we got it right!


ramblingwoods said...

Should I warn you that it doesn't get less demanding in the 'need' department. My twenty-something daughter is having a tough time and I am the go-to girl for conversation. It is very hard to say the right thing...I am batting about 90 to 10..10 being the wrong thing..sigh...

Dianne said...

I love that feeling of having a got it right Mom moment!

Brava to you :)

Askew To You said...

That getting it right, very short-lived. :D Oh well, I'll take my atta girls whenever possible.

Thanks for commenting, ladies.