Last week we were driving back from dropping her car off for service. "Want to go shopping Mom?" she asked. I said I couldn't. Her younger sister needed to be picked up from camp in 2 hours. "We could pick her up early Mom." Now I knew what that was code for: I need you to pick up the tab. So, being in a generous frame of mind, and not wanting to go to the mall on a sunny afternoon I said she could take my card and run her errands. Her reply: " No, that's okay Mom. I wanted to go with you". I almost drove the car into a tree.
You all know what the three of us did that afternoon right?
This same 2o yr old is renting a house off campus this year with several girlfriends. So I made her some pot holders and kitchen towels. A bold move on my part I know. If you don't want rejection don't seek it out right :)
Will she like them? Maybe.... Will she use them? Probably.... broke college students don't have a lot of options.
Do I love her regardless? More than she'll ever know