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in twenty short years I've gone from rags to riches

Posted on 2005.09.07 at 23:26
How I feel about it all: touchedwibbly, but happy
Soundtrack: Bobby Goldsboro - Watching Scotty Grow
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I've had intermittent bouts of weepiness and wibbling today, none of which have anything to do with my blasted car that is currently in the shop waiting for the mechanic to tell me I need a new alternator, or the hour I had to wait for AAA to come with the tow truck.

Why all this wibbling, then? *takes deep breath* My oldest son, my second child, is getting married. I'm so, so happy for him and his lovely fiancee. But I think I'm kind of mourning the little boy he was and the young mother I was, such a short time, such a long time ago.

Damn, but I want a Time-Turner. Just for a day or two. Please? I'll give you chocolate for just a few more tuck-ins, a few more renditions of The Motorcycle Song to a sleepy six-year-old boy. A couple more drinks of water, a few more stories read. Fair trade?

Godsdamn midlife crisis. I hate it.


In other news, I'm going to see Mr. Dave Matthews and his band with blondie1026 and kissed_a_drunk tomorrow. Tailgate party with me daughter and me niece. Fun times! :D :D

Oh, and here:

Bobby Goldsboro - Watching Scotty Grow

Comments:


crikkita at 2005-07-10 00:05 (UTC) ()
*hugs you*

Aww, that's so sweet, all around! Many years of happiness to your son and his wife-to-be, just like the many years of happiness you and he have already had (and will continue to have, grown up or not, I'm sure). *g*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-10 00:10 (UTC) ()
He's a really nice guy.

I'm so proud of all of my kids. I guess I did SOMETHING right.
crikkita at 2005-07-10 00:25 (UTC) ()
I would guess you've done MANY things right.

In fact, I don't doubt it for a moment.

*g*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-10 00:28 (UTC) ()
*watery smile* Yeah. *hugs*
Junesrose
junesrose at 2005-07-10 00:44 (UTC) ()
Oh, Congrtulations!

I wish them the best of luck for a wonderful future!!


And, yeah, WORD on the midlife crisis stuff...
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-10 09:36 (UTC) ()
*g*

I'm v. excited for them.
Geoviki
geoviki at 2005-07-10 10:35 (UTC) ()
Oh, best wishes to them, but I know what you're feeling. Cry away! I know you know it's all right to feel the loss and the passing of time, because the news is happy and you feel the joy as well.

But, oh, that mid-life thing is killer. Once I cried while driving from Boulder to home, a 45 minute trip, which was hard because I was actually driving. But I felt the loss of my youth so fiercely. (I lived in Boulder when I first moved to Colorado, and to see it still full of young students hit me hard.)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-10 11:01 (UTC) ()
I firmly believe that a good cry is, well, good, though.

In the clear light of morning I can now rail at the universe about my damned car, which is an ACTUAL reason to be upset. Doesn't make me cry, but it does make me all grr, argh.
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2005-07-10 11:05 (UTC) ()
Wow! Mazal tov.

(And I'm not sure if chocolate would do it--although I guess it would depend what kind of chocolate.)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-10 15:04 (UTC) ()
Bittersweet, of course. *g*
Way2
way2 at 2005-07-10 11:44 (UTC) ()
WAH! *HUGS*

*grabs J. and smooshes*
(He says, "Moooom!" because I am messing up his video game playing.)

Maybe there will be babies in your semi-near future? *g*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-12 00:06 (UTC) ()
After he's done with school, plz. *g*
robinhoo at 2005-07-10 13:34 (UTC) ()
Yep, as <lj user="queenkakia> said, Mazel tov to C. and his fiancee. But more than that, *hugs* to you, sweetie. I don't have kids yet, but somehow I have no trouble on the empathy thing in this case.
robinhoo at 2005-07-10 13:36 (UTC) ()
Why did LJ eat my post?

Let me add my "Mazel tov" to C. and his fiancee, and my hugs to you. I don't have kids yet, but somehow I have no trouble with the empathy thing in this case.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-07-12 00:05 (UTC) ()
*hughug*
Drowned Girl Fuschia
fuschia at 2005-07-15 01:44 (UTC) ()
That's a happy occasion, though I understand your emotions! Congrats to your son!
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2005-07-21 22:13 (UTC) ()
I'm very glad for your whole family! (And at least your son is getting a NICE bride, it sounds like. Unlike...oh, well, mustn't complain. Two out of three ain't bad.)
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