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Yes, I WILL Let Go

I dropped Dev off at law enforcement camp.  Our agreement was that if his roommate was already there, I'd just put whatever I was carrying in his room, give him a quick hug, and be on my way.  The maternal version of, "Later, dude."

And that's what happened.

I wasn't five minutes into the drive home when I decided I was a horrible mother, I hadn't really prepared my son to be on his own for a week, he would hate the whole thing, and at week's end, I'd pick up a depressed and wounded child whose dreams of working in law enforcement had become smoldering embers in the pit of broken self-esteem.

Eventually I talked myself out of all that.  Then, halfway through the drive home, I talked myself back into it.

I am now officially insane.

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queenoftheskies
Jul. 9th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Not insane, Blair. A mother. And, Dev is a wonderfully intelligent and capable young man because of you.

Enjoy your week off and try not to worry. Will you hear from him at all while he's gone?
blairmacg
Jul. 9th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
I won't hear from him at all. No cell phones allowed--just like camps of "long ago." :)

I was the same age when I flew halfway across the country by myself for a teen conference. I thought my parents were extremely calm about the whole thing. Turns out they were about where I am now.
sartorias
Jul. 9th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
You both really need this.

He will be fine.
blackhanddpants
Jul. 9th, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC)
^ this

*hugs*
blairmacg
Jul. 9th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you both. :-)
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