That's one thing they don't tell you about while they're encouraging you to work so hard to build a close knit family. Umm, they grow up and actually get lives of their own. And then they leave you. Which is really a lot better than if they stayed in your basement forever, but that break just seems counterintuitive - considering all the days I've spent
But with his impending departure, I find my mothering instincts have kicked into overdrive. Nevermind that he has lived away from home for a year already. I've been dispensing sort of random information at the rate I think of it. And I can think pretty fast, people.
I'm sure it's starting to drive him nuts. Last night I knocked on his door to tell him goodnight, and also to tell him that eggs are a really great source of protein, that are pretty cheap and if you boil up a dozen of them, they'll keep in the fridge for like 2 weeks do you know how to boil eggs - let's just go over it real quick.
And he patiently stood there and listened while I described how to make hard boiled eggs for 5 or 10 minutes.
Before that it was a lecture on layering clothes. You know, because despite his being an Eagle scout, I'm sure he's never been on a campout in his life, and has never in all the time we've lived through Colorado winters, ever heard about layering clothes. I just keep thinking about how cold in those northern plains are. (A fact that I'm sure he has no concept of, having lived in Idaho last year and what not.)
This morning he's up, but hasn't come downstairs yet. (And seriously, can you blame him?) On my mental list of information to share:
- Brushing your teeth still works, even if you're out of toothpaste
- Since you type over 90 WPM, we expect your letters to have actual information about what you're doing and how things are going.
- Bacon can be frozen. You don't have to eat the whole package at once.
- Those "wrinkle free" shirts are only wrinkle free if you get them out of the dryer while they're still hot.
He's going to stay in his bedroom longer and longer every morning, isn't he?