From the mouths of babes

Driving home from my moms with Nic.

“What are your plans for after school?”

“I’m moving to Colorado.  Photography.”

Wind sucked out of me – my stomach drops – felt like I was in an elevator that suddenly had no cables

“What are you going to do?  Where will you live?  How will you pay your rent?  Car insurance?  Food?”

“I’ll get a job.”

“But … but …”

“My teachers will help me with colleges next Semester”

“But … What are you going to do?”

“Mom, what are you going to do?”



About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Motherhood. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. You should be happy he doesn’t plan to mooch off you for life. This is a good thing!

    • yeah – I was proud of his determination and confidence. Definitely. Got to go see if I can find the part of my heart that fell out in the car though. When it get’s light in the morning I’ll look. I’m so not ready for this year.

  2. This is SO bad parenting…but…sometimes they come back. A GOOD Mother, would never think “Oh boy! My boy may fail, and then he can come back home. I took solice from that thought. Of course he did come back, when he got out of the Navy, but he didnt stay very long. He came and left two times before this time, where hes been gone a year or so. It gets less painful, I know it’s hard in this economy for them. It’s hard on us Moms. We miss them. I dont feel like a bad parent because I wished he’d never leave.

    • You’re funny, but it is hard!
      I remember thinking, I wonder if that teenage attitude is natures way of weaning us off of them … but I got a good kid. LOL! I haven’t been weaned!

  3. Hang in there!!!

  4. I think it’s great he’s focused and as a plan…but as a mom it sounds terrifying!

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