As I mentioned, currently I am on a war path with my youngest. it wasn’t something I wanted, but this cannot be avoided.
Basically the only contact we have is when I pick her up if she is working late. That is it.
Yesterday we had a massive storm here and most of the roads went under. It took me almost an hour to get home after work.
She texted me to say that she is thinking of heading out for bowling.
The mother in me wanted to tell her that when it rains like this, the chances are very high that public transport will not work and that you are going to be spending a great deal of time on the road. The sensible thing to do when it rains is to stay at home. But I felt she was not asking me for an opinion, but telling me her plans. So i didn’t say anything.
Sometime around 9 p.m. she sent a txt to tell me that her friend is dropping her home around 11 p.m.
She is going to Uni soon and I will not be in control of her life as in who she is going out with or when she is coming back home. For all intent and purpose she is an adult and I need to treat her as one.
The mother in me wanted to cook something for her and stay up. But I also have a full day of work the next day and I was already dead tired. So, I went to bed. I know that is probably a bit reckless on my part, I mean not waiting for her and ensure that she got home safe and sound. But there comes a time, I need to take a step back.
This morning when i got up, the first thing I did was to check her room to ensure that she got back home. She did. Ohew
I also noticed that my Dosai Pan was still on the hob, so she probably made pancake or something like that. I felt a bit bad. But this is what she wanted and this is what she gets.
Independence comes with a price.
Meanwhile, I bought myself a Piano. I plan to give my neighbours sleepless nights.