Who needs to get a grip, Darcy?
Tenderheart came in the other day from a graduation party and said, I could stay home the rest of the summer and still say, I had an amazing summer. Mission accomplished. My mission of keeping her busy and getting her out of the house is complete. Now, obviously I don’t want her staying home the rest of the summer, and she won’t, but I was so happy for her because I feel like she’s over the hump.
Speaking of challenges, I’m trying to blog every day in June. Don’t get excited, or your hopes up, they can’t all be winners or have pictures, but I haven’t been in a very good space and I think it’s because I haven’t been using this outlet I have to get everything out.
At the party I went to last weekend, I saw the woman who mocked me for being sad that Sunshine was going away for college three years ago. Sunshine is going to be a Senior this year but went to college about an hour away. This woman I probably called Darcy was listening to me talk to my friend about how sad it was and how our house dynamic was going to change (it did), and how I was going to miss her (I do). This is when Darcy piped in with, What’s your problem? She’s only an hour away, get a grip. She literally told me to get a grip.
At the party on Saturday she told me the story of her nephew who got a full scholarship to Tulsa University and only lasted a semester because he was homesick. Yeah, my kid’s a senior, DARCY, so I guess homesickness doesn’t run in my family. Maybe he should have gotten a grip. She was actually mocking his family too, but man, I wish I was going to be around when her kid leaves for college…I really don’t.
I love seeing people I would never be friends with at parties. And I love that my cousin Cindi was there so I could say, Oh, remember when I was complaining about so-and-so? Well, get ready to meet them. My cousin Cindi is the one relative I have that lives here and we meet for dinner and have game nights every now and again and I love that I have someone with a shared history that lives so close.
Moonshine wants to go away for school, like really away, like 10 hours away and I’m for it. As long as she can find a way to pay for it, sign me up. Don’t go away mad, just go away. I love that she’s going near where my mom and sister are so she’ll still have family if she needs them, but she’s far enough away to actually be on her own. On her own with a safety net, if you will. And listen, Darcy, I want my kids to go away, I want them to go far, but I also want to be able to talk to my friend about how much I’m going to miss them without you mocking me, which is why we’re not even Facebook friends.
That took a different turn than I was expecting as sometimes they do so I’ll have to talk to you tomorrow about Moonshine and the long distance relationship, except I have a sneaking suspicion she reads. I’ll have to save that for another time and place.