My kids would say I am a control freak because I like to know where they are. If wanting to know where my offspring is going makes me a control freak, then so be it. But I don’t think I’m different from any other parent who simply asks Where are you going? When will you be back? when the kid leaves. Most of the time, they tell me beforehand anyway, so what’s the big deal?
Anyhoo…the college kid is home. Dropped his stuff on the floor of his room and went to a friend’s house for a reunion of high school buddies. I don’t mind because I know I will have him on Thanksgiving. He’s excited to get together with his friends and have them over. I have to say I enjoy it too as they are a great bunch of guys and I’ve known most of them since they were around 8 years old. They are like my own kids in a way and a few of them have taken to calling me Mama which I find funny. They never remember to call me Ms. Leeds because they’ve been used to Mrs. for so long and I’m not ready to have them calling me Janie. Nope. I’m just not that progressive. Sorry. Even at my age, I still call my friends’ parents by Mr. & Mrs. and never by their first names. It’s the way I was raised.
So, I’m rolling with Thanksgiving plans. It’s fine. I got a few snacks and put them in the refrigerator already in case of unexpected guests. College boys are always hungry, aren’t they? But it’s good to have that festive feeling in the house again. I hope your Thanksgiving plans are wonderful and roll along happily!