All my kids lives I've been waiting for them to grow up and become self sufficient so that I could maybe have some kind of peace while at home and in their presence. I provided them with cell phones to keep tabs on them so that I can have peace of mind when they are not in my presence.
Now they phone and text me constantly when we're apart and are like talking fly paper when we're together. Very little has changed from the days when I would hide in the bathroom only to be followed with little fingers wiggling from under the door as inquisitive voices demanded to know what I was doing.
For the past 25 years I've not had a moment's peace.
Little by little though the flock is leaving the nest and flying away. By the end of the year it could very well just be one fledging spawn remaining. I'm looking forward to the empty nest and setting off on my own but that will happen in it's own good time. For now, I revel in their company, as irritating as it can be sometimes.
I could use a little less of the guilt trip phone calls though. Seriously Rocky, you will not freeze to death on the 1/2 mile walk home from school. And why don't you try calling your dad's cell phone for a change huh? You're 50% his fault too!
8 years ago