I stumbled across this old blog and thought, wow! I haven’t changed. I still like to be in control. When will I ever learn…….
My teenage son is going on a weekend trip. He waits till the last minute to pack his duffel bag. I follow him out the front door with my mental checklist.
“Did you pack extra socks? You want to keep your feet warm.”
“One pair should be enough.”
“Did you pack sunscreen?”
“Someone else should have some.”
“Do you have a flashlight?”
I’d say my voice is going in his one ear and out the other, but there’s an ear bud inserted into his right ear.
Dad’s voice, “Leave him alone. He’ll be fine.”
“What if he forgets something he needs?”
“Then he’ll remember it next time.”
They drive away, leaving an exasperated mother. “I wonder if he packed a tooth brush.”
My daughter says I’d make a great administrative assistant. Even when I leave home, I type out detailed instructions.
“Water the plants on these days. Don’t…
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