Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Me Monday

My baby (ok so he's 9) but he's still my baby. I dropped him off this morning to get on a bus with his football team. They are headed to the mountains for a day of fun in the snow. They will be hanging out at a cabin enjoying food and playing in the snow. Building snowmen, sledding, snowboarding, etc. While I sit here worried sick that that the roads are to dangerous or that he may be too cold.

I did not just let him bring a snowboard.
I did not just let him bring a snowboard being that he has never been on a snowboard.

I think I was the only mom who was a nervous wreck. Everyone else dropped their boys off and left. They didn't even get out of the car. The boys gave their parents a cool nod goodbye and got on the bus.
NOT Me... I made sure I got his friends cell phone numbers and that they had mine just in case.
I did not just beg Austin to let me follow the bus.
I did not promise to stay a couple cars behind so none of his friends would notice I was following them.
I did not question the bus driver and make sure he knew what he was doing.
The bus driver did not look at me like I was weird.
When I saw them fitting the bus tires with chains...
I did not bribe Austin with a lot of money not to go.
Then I did not try to scare him into thinking he could get snowed in and miss Christmas with his family....that didn't work either.
He was way too excited!
I did not embarrass him with lots of hugs and kisses then watch him get on the bus. I prayed, then stood in the pouring rain waving and blowing kisses to the bus as it drove off...... I know, I know, but he's my baby! Do you blame me?? It's our job as mother's to worry isn't it?


gomillion and one... said...

That made me giggle and smile inside. You are the mom I am...obsessive and overprotective in a good way! lol The whole bribing him with money and telling him he might get stuck....that was classic.

Brianna said...

I'm sure I'll be the same way when Aven gets older except I would have actually followed behind anyway. Probably in my bath rob and curlers in my hair. haha

Jen said...

I worry a lot about my kids too. It's normal. You just want them to be safe. The sad thing is, we will NEVER stop being worried about them! I told my husband recently that I want them to live with us forever...I don't think he agreed with my plan.

Loni's World said...

Don't Lie you wrote this while you watched them off load the bus! You followed them didn't you? lol
Too funny.

Cathy said...

Absolutely that is our job! I'm sure it will be fine...try not to worry too much!