Thursday, November 19, 2009
Helicopter parent- who me?
Can someone tell me if it ever becomes easier being a parent? Such a shame that the easiest part of parenting is when the kids are younger and you're so busy chasing after them and making them eat vegetables, that you don't realize how easy it is. (For example- this may be one of 10 times my son has worn a buttoned up shirt with a collar.-->)
It's when they are older and far from home that it becomes harder. Part of me just can't let the bossiness of being their mom let go of still trying to make sure that they do everything right.
Here's an example....son is in Georgia finishing up his first semester of college and will be coming home tomorrow:
Me: Now you only have about an hour between flights, so make sure you get to your next flight quickly.
Him: Yea, I know.
Me: You know how to find your gate with your flight number, right?
Him: (big sigh heard, perhaps he's banging his head on the wall and I can't hear it?) Mom, I'm not stupid, I have flown before and stop being a helicopter parent. I read CNN and I know about parents like you.
Well, I sure hope he enjoys that greyhound bus ride if he misses his flights tomorrow. Maybe I should call him tomorrow morning??