Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is " A walk in the park"
I'm a very liberal mother, yet I had strict boundaries about manners, behavior, and respect. I also expected to have a child who experimented in her teen years. One who would constantly buck me, argue, and hate everything I said and did. Instead I was blessed with this child from outer space. One who asked my opinion, sincerely thanked me for everything from the time she could talk, and never argued with me during her teen years. It sounds to good to be true, but we had this incredible friendship from the moment she was born. I think I annoy her more now than I ever did when she was twenty and under! It really was a walk in the park to raise this wonderful unique girl
Yesterday while out for breakfast with a friend my daughter took the dog we're sitting out to widdle. Bundled up in MY big black housecoat, MY lime green crocs and her candy cane pajamas she somehow locked herself out of the house. It was a very cold morning with snow in the forecast. The door was jammed with some of my art canvases acting as a lock. Figuring I would be home shortly she waited patiently outdoors freezing her butt off! The first fifteen minutes she willed me to come home quickly as she waited for someone with a cell phone to pass by. No one did. I had called several times assuming we might hook up to do some shopping afterwards. I figured she was probably in the shower. I finished a few errands after breakfast and forty minutes later, after several calls to the house and her cell, I began to think maybe she was annoyed that I didn't invite her along to breakfast. I considered doing a little shopping alone, but decided against it! While she spent an hour and a half huddled with the dog inside the housecoat, in the freezing cold trying to plan her next move. Knock on the door of our Ms. grumpypants neighbour was her very last resort! Needless to say she was standing at the garage when I arrived home , terrified with my less than stellar hearing I'd go in the house and not hear her banging on the door to get in! She spent the whole afternoon trying to get warm while we both laughed hysterically at the comedy of errors! Because by golly that hour and a half freezing her buns off was no walk in the park!