Updates on the war

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.

8 thoughts on “Updates on the war

  1. Hi Sarah,
    Imagine my surprise when after months of no updates i see you back in action. I figured it had something to do with your sister reading your blogs and hoped that you and your kids were doing alright. Anyway, welcome back and thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.

  2. Hi Sarah!
    Nice to see you back blogging!! Whats with teenaged girls and the parents? My daughter went to university 6 months ago and it has been a struggle to get her to stay in touch regularly. texts in monosyllables and I have to walk on eggshells when I do get to speak to her. Doesn’t help that she is on the opposite side of the country. But when there is an issue you can bet that there will be a hundred texts and annoyance when I take my time to reply back 🙂 I’m told they are trying to cut the umbilical chord and become independent and they will be “back” again in the future (Can’t wait for that 🙂 ).

    • Goutham: Good to see you here. Yaya and the Baby reacted differently. Yaya will still talk to me and Baby just wanted her freedom. Would they come back? I don’t know.

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