okay so last week, while i wasn't wallering in self-pity, lamenting the fact that i'm going to have to replace the revolving front door to my home with an actual real door, despondent over the loss of laughter, raised voices, the smell of paint and the constant recycle round up of half consumed cokes and water bottles, i didn't actually have to come to grips with the fact that both of our kids have flown from the nest. and i didn't cringe slightly at boy wonder's facebook status that said "back in the chatt. . . forever." nope, i did not wish my oversized eaglets would come back to our tiny nest and try to wedge back into a life that is no longer theirs. nope, that would be selfish of me!
when i did not hear from bama girl for almost a week, i did not wonder how i could have raised such an ingrate. i mean goodness gracious, it wasn't like she was swept up into a sea of sorority rushing with nary a minute to grab a shower after trudging around all day in near 100 degree weather. and it's not like all of her 14 other friends weren't calling her on skype the second she arrived back, exhausted and hot. she loves her mommy, but really, who thinks of a mommy when there's college sensory overload to contend with? i did not forget that fact for one minute and slip into a really self-absorbed little mommy-meltdown. i'm way too others-centered for that!!
and i was not so distracted this week that i rinsed out my contact case for the day. .. BEFORE i put my contacts in my eyes. washing two perfectly good contacts down the drain wasn't the least bit upsetting. i mean, it's not like they had two, almost three good weeks left of wear on them! no, i would NOT be that scatterbrained!!
the prospect of going to chattanooga over the weekend didn't have me hunkered down in my kitchen baking peanut butter cookies and making spaghetti sauce.
i didn't put together a little care package for all of bama girl's friends that we planned to visit when we brought boywonder's bed to him. and he wasn't the least bit giddy over a home-cooked meal in the future from his mommy. and none of the kids ripped into the cookies immediately upon gifting.
i mean, eating dessert before dinner is just not done, right?
well, all rules go out the window in college, don't they? nahhh, not these responsible collegians!!