Son is going on vacation for a week. His plane was scheduled to take off at 6:00 a.m. This meant early rising for us both, as I took him to the airport. In so doing I amazed myself (is "amazed" the right word?). I was able to step back and watch myself doing what I am about to describe. I'm not an idiot...but sometimes I cannot help myself. Here's how our ride to the airport through the early-morning darkness went:
Me: "Do you have your driver's license? You know, you'll need that to get on the plane."
Son: "Yes, Mom, it's in my wallet in my back pocket--where it usually is..."
Me: "Now, when you get to the airport, you can just go to the little self-help kiosk and do your e-ticket thing, BUT, if you have trouble--any trouble at all--just ask one of the uniformed attendants to help you."
Son (patiently): "Yes, Mom--remember, I've flown before, okay?"
Me: "Sure. Now, when you go to pick up your rental car, if you let them know your destination, they'll give you a map."
Son - no response.
Okay, you get the point. My son is 29 years old, gainfully employed, college-degreed and well-traveled. Why do I have this need to control? Am I co-dependent? Those of you who have grown children, please tell me that this continuation of "mothering" is normal...please.
I knew I was doing it when I was doing it. But, as I say, I can't help it. Son knows this, and just listens, probably stifles sighs, and responds as necessary. It's not Son who has the problem with cutting apron strings, it's me.
I dropped him off at the curb, giving him a hug and kiss and letting him know that my cell phone was on--just in case he needs anything else. He graciously thanked me.
I had been gone all of six or seven minutes when "his" ringtone sounded. OMG! He needs something! As I reached for the phone to answer it, I was already planning how to cross over the freeway and head back to the airport.
Alas, all he wanted was to remind me of a bill payment he had asked me to handle in his absence.
Maybe, just maybe, he can handle himself... C
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