Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I don't think I like this parenting thing.....

A conversation between myself and my husband:

Him:  "Where's Kelly?"  (Our 21 year old daughter who is in her last year of college majoring in geology)
Me:   "Jogging at the park."
Him:  "It's 8:00 at night!  I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that....."
Me:   *sigh*  "It's a very well-lit populated park, it's Texas and she can't jog in the daytime, she'd pass out from the heat.  Besides, she's a grown woman.  It's not your decision anymore."
Him:   *sigh*  "I know.  I don't think I like this parenting thing."

It's strange really, I'm doing much better with the transition to adult children than I thought I would.  Of course I still worry but I'm confident that I was a good mother and I gave them plenty of lessons about the evils of the world and just good common sense so that they are equipped with the tools they need to thrive in the world.

I'm incredibly proud of both my children.  They're sweet, caring, smart and will go far in the world.  Plus the fact that Kelly still has a great head of hair 20 years after this photo was taken.  I still think she was the prettiest baby in the world but then I'm a bit biased.  ;)


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