While at brunch with some friends, we were discussing my theory that Jay Cutler needs a life coach (which is my highest rated blog, btw), and to briefly recap, my friend Cinda said that in order to be a life coach, you really need to have your life in order. I indicated I wasn’t offering to be Jay’s life coach, just that he needed one. But truth be told, I don’t think I’d be half bad at it. And, no I don’t think my life is perfect, but I do have to say, I know how to learn by my mistakes (not a future blog).
So …Cinda and Dave were discussing life, college and choices with Meredith, and she said, “I don’t need a life coach. I go to my Mom …she helps me out with everything!”. Who would have thought the nicest thing ever said to me would have come from my daughter?
And that is what constitutes a good day…and a very happy Mom.
This week we brought Mer Mer back Indiana University to start her sophomore year. (I’m not sure who these people are who said that dropping off your kids at college, gets easier each year. Take it from me, it doesn’t. At all.) Perhaps I’ve done a few things right, because for a 19-year old (soon to be 20-year old)…she does seem wise beyond her years…and like her Mom (who is not wise beyond her years), she is quite the savvy packer :)…2 cars, Not quite packed to the gils like last year, and we did not look like the Grapes of Wrath! And, based on the amount of clothes she brought with her, she still will be fabulously and stylishly dressed, so all is right in the world. Meredith is happy, so I am happy (very, very sad she’s gone, but delighted she’s so happy). And the icing on the cake is she has determined she wants to do what I do for a living (yes, I know, whatever that is). Of course when she saw this picture of us she said, “you’re hair too’s puffy”. She’s right. Again, wise beyond her years .
Life is short…hug your children. They grow up and go to college, and it’s happens in an instant…before you realize it’s happening. And children, hug your Mom and Dad…they deserve it.
Next week: Fall Fashion Trends.
Have a great weekend and Go Bears!
and thank you Carol for reminding me that my Blog is one-year old!