Time To Be The Grownup
Amidst one of the craziest couple weeks on record at any job I’ve ever held, I do have a wonderfully bright spot ahead. I get two days off for vacation this week, both Thursday and Friday.
But that’s not the bright spot.
I’m taking those two days off because my wonderful, adorable, amazing eldest goddaughter is making her first solo voyage on an airplane to come see her Nina Karen.
Now that’s a bright spot!!!
This is big doings for both teen and adult. Her Uncle Good Man and I are so excited to have her in our home and to show her around the Bay Area. There are lots of things to do here and we’re planning big fun.
I did have pause last night as The Good Man and I had a little supper. We were discussing plans for the visit and I reminded him that we have to be the grownups.
“Why?” was his response, so beautifully typical of my spouse.
And I laughed and replied, “Because we are responsible for her!”
He shook his head and said “aw, we’ll be all right.” And I’m quite sure we will.
But for as excited as I am to see my girl, I’m also feeling the responsibility for being her Nina, for being a good Nina and for making sure she has an awesome time.
Uncle Good Man says, “She can have cheeseburgers at every meal if she wants!”
Clearly we’re gonna have different approach to this. Then again I’m the one that yells at the cat for drinking out of the toilet and he says “she’s just thirsty!”
May I be a good co-madre to my precious girl. The kind that makes room for both cheeseburgers and safety.