Yes I know I know I know dammit – he is over 18, is in Engineering College and shaves! But somehow he has always been my baby – and it took one helluva long time for me to even believe that he was not an infant. It took the combined efforts of Kid#1 and DIL to shovel it into my head – Mom let go and let him fall, dust himself up and carry on without hovering over him (Thank you kids, I mean it truly), but it only started dawning on me after Kid#1 left the country for his education.
In the last few months its been hitting me on the nut with increasing frequency
1. Mom, puhleez, I would rather you sit and I drive, your driving scares me …. Humph, considering that I drove him all over the town all his life – this was startling.
2. Mom, I have to go to college. I might whine, I might be sick – whatever, dont let me convince you to let me stay at home. Awww, so sweet and responsible. Now I can cheerfully be the only brat in the house
But conversation on Saturday was too much :
Kid#2 : Ewwww, D is so annoying, he’s grossing me out
Me : What’s he done
Kid#2 : He’s in love
All three of us : Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Kid#2 : I am bored, all he can talk about is this chick, I’ll puke if I have to listen to more of it
Kid#1 : (no doubt remembering his days) Yeah so? That’s normal
Kid#2 : Its pissing off, and when they are together some part of them is touching
DIL : So? That is how it works. Are you jealous?
Kid#2 : Nah. I think this chick is making a girl out of him.
Me : May be you’re feeling left out. Get yourself some more friends. Let him be
Kid#2 : I know all he wants to do is get laid. But does he have to make such an ass of himself?
Me : Speechless and shocked : Splutter splutter gasp
Kid#1 : Hahahahaha Mom cant believe her baby even knows such language
Kid#2 : Oh Mom, wake up, I am a big dude now!
Sigh! Yeah my baby boy is all grown up now …..