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Saturday, February 25, 2006 Letting Go Is So Damn Hard!

Hello…
My name is SuZan…
And I am a control freak…


I knew it was going to happen sooner or later; I know I have to let him grow up; I know I have done my job of teaching him right from wrong. G2 is out tonight at a party, and yes, I know it is no big deal, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

Of course he didn’t understand the anxiety that I was feeling when we had our “be responsible” talk. You know the one where you talk to your child about drinking and drugs and the do not get in any car if the driver has been drinking. I had him show me that his cell phone was turned on and further told him to expect a call later in the evening from me…sigh.

Now who said that boys are easier than girls?

I wait sitting on the couch, thinking, worrying, and wondering where the years went. He is a young man and he has been kind, considerate and responsible so far. I know that I am overprotective and I’ll be the first to admit it. This also is not the first time he has gone out, but we have entered a new era of his friends picking him up and going off not Big G or myself taking him and going to get him. I don't know all of his friends now and furthermore, I don't know all of his friend's parents.

When did all of this happen?

I now understand why we get grey hair.
They are our battle scars from raising teenagers.

and I sit…and I wait…


UPDATE: He did make it home alive! He even came home 30 minutes early (that's my boy). He did tell me that there was beer at the party. One one hand I'm not happy about that, but, I'm happy that he felt comfortable to tell me the truth (and I didn't smell anything on him). After he got home safe and sound, I felt so silly for what I was feeling. I think I'm just going to have to get used to feeling silly.

Posted by Sheri & SuZan :: 11:07 PM :: 16 comments

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