Why Liberation Loves Company

I’m guessing it’s not a good thing when you actually resent your children for having more friends than you do.

Yes, it’s quite pathetic to find yourself waiting patiently at home in case anyone shows up wanting some attention.  And yet, as the children get older, I’m starting to notice a disconcerting pattern here.  They do their own thing, popping by periodically in search of food, money or a ride somewhere; I guard an empty house and an even emptier notion that their lives should revolve around me just as mine does around them.

This weekend, as I surveyed the piles of abandoned backpacks and discarded belongings, I did have a fleeting thought that I should pick up.  Those ideas never last long, though, and this one was soon replaced by the conviction that I should really be out enjoying myself in the company of friends.  But, what friends?  I couldn’t think of a single person who might not be fully immersed in some delightful family moment – or worse still, cleaning their house.

In my bid to prepare myself for the emptying nest, it’s obvious I am going to have to work on liberating a companion.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s