My BFF is graduating on Friday – with a masters from USC. Which makes her wicked smart (only sayable with a Boston accent…so do it) and super awesome. We are having brunch/lunch with her on Saturday to celebrate!
Last night she sent me a text – “Want to stay in Hollywood with us Friday or Saturday night?” – which in my head read as: Want to stay in a super swanky hotel for a night for free?Obviously in my head i was like “OMG YES OF COURSE” and then I remembered this would not be as much fun as we’ve had in the past…and that I have toddler so my actual reply was: “yes…but no. Life with a toddler is complicated”.
Because my wife is amazing she immediately said – if you want a night out with the girls you can go and I can wrangle the beast.
I still declined. In the last 21 months 3 days I have woken up to that blue eyed, smiling, toddler every single day – the truth is, I’m not ready to not.
This 5 minute conversation made me reflect a little more. Lots of my friends have already let their toddler aged kids sleep over at a family members house or even a friends house.
Honestly, there are only a hand full of people I trust enough to let Loren spend a few hours with, and those are the same ones I would let her go to for an overnight.
How on earth do parents trust their kids with teenagers? I babysat when I was in high school, I was very responsible, and I couldn’t do it.
I’m very aware that many of my issues are caused by how I was treated when I was a child. I feel like my mom wasn’t aware enough of who was around or what was happening – and bad things did. Even at 31 these things still effect me and I still blame her (and every other clueless adult!) for not protecting me.
So, maybe I don’t trust very easily, but with good reason.
Don’t worry, I know that she will eventually stay at Grandma and Grandpas or with Aunt Kitty or with a friend…it’s fine if I go too…right? I’m sure she won’t mind.
Apparently I lied, today’s post is not witty and evolved into a lot more than it was meant to be…oops.
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