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Friday, October 24, 2008

Another all-about Toni weekend........

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...that's what she says anyway.....

The other night as we were driving home, Toni was telling me about an earlier phone conversation she had with her brother. Vince had been contemplating coming home this weekend. "So, I just told him, this weekend is all about me" she recounted. Which, to be honest---it is. Thankfully, Vince understands the pecking order at home these days--especially when it comes to college shopping and Homecoming dances. He didn't take offense to it nor did he care. I'm quite sure he didn't want to plop himself in the middle of her college shopping or the Homecoming Dance frenzy of hair, makeup,primping,posing, the date and the ritualistic picture-rama party. So, he said he'd come home next weekend---"for an all-about Vince weekend". Thankfully, things have a way of working themselves out. A friend and frat brother from Vince's undergrad days is going to be visiting the university where Vince is studying. So, he'll have his hands full with whatever old frat brothers do when they get together. If he really cares--we can just give him a blow-by-blow of how things went here on the homefront....

You know, Toni may think this is an all-about-Toni weekend. But, she is sadly mistaken. Just as Vince is mistaken when he thinks next weekend will be an all- about-Vince weekend. The truth of the matter is--they will both be all-about-being-mom weekends. Whatever it is that I do with my kids these days are days that I cherish. Those moments become fewer and fewer as time moves on. They have their lives---lives which I spent the past 20+ years getting them ready for. I want them to go out and live them. And, they are. So, whether it's just watching a movie, visiting colleges, blowing half my paycheck on everything that goes along with going to a dance or having them home, sleeping in the room across the hall from me--it's all-about-me.

On the road again....zipping up and down the highways and byways.....

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh, I so get you. I cherish every momernt I spend with my grown children. They are not home very often and when they do get here I want to pull them up on my lap and hold them like I did when they were little. But they're 6'2" and 6'1" - a little tough to do. hehe

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cute, it's all about YOU and having them home, safe, sleeping across the hall. We always sleep better too when that's the scene.

Blessings,

Sher

Sonya said...

Cute entry. It's all-about-everyone if all enjoys it. lol
Sonya