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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sunday Scribbling " A walk in the park"

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!

16 comments:

Jingle said...

well penned entry.
Happy Sunday!

Dee Martin said...

I am close to my daughter as well so this resonated. Wonderful story and such a joy to visit this delightful and colorful website :)

Lucy said...

oh no! Poor pepper! that had to be torture!
I felt chilly just reading this!!
love how you both can laugh no matter the situation!
just posted to scribblings and was happy to see you had already done so!
need to catch up on your last month!
hugs and happy healthy new year buddy! xoxo

Lucy said...

OH...almost forgot to mention..
I really LoVe your new header!!
you you you! xoxox

Lilibeth said...

She sounds like a winner. I know what a wonderful privilege it is to have a daughter like that.

Autrice said...

Poor kid! I hope that you treated her to a warm lunch. :0)

Wendy said...

I'm curious about the last sentence in the first paragraph...You say you think you annoy her more now that she's in her 20's. What behaviors do you think annoy her? Does she exhibit annoyance, or do you just feel it? It might be an interesting creative strand to follow...

Khaalidah said...

This is a sweet story.
It is a true blessing to have children who are good to you and who let you be good to them. A blessing indeed. So far, I have three exceptional children and I feel like a boaster whenever I have conversations with other mothers and they ask me, "What did you do when your kid did ______?"
You are a fortunate mother and a lovely story teller.

oldegg said...

A true tale of horror! Clearly a contingency plan is needed for such rare occasions. Having done just that a couple of years ago, luckily with a mobile (cell phone) handy. The locksmith only charged $150 to open up!

flaubert said...

I guess it was no walk in the park.
Funny story.
Brrr...
Pamela

jaerose said...

Made me giggle thank you - nasty neighbour too! I am glad you could share a moment and get warm again afterwards..Jae

Tammy's Studio said...

What a wonderful daughter you have. Surely a shining gem! I'm very happy for you. She reminds me a bit of my son... he too has been a walk in the park.

Drop by my blog as you're the winner of my giveaway. I'll need some information from you. =)

keiths ramblings said...

I wonder what my daughters would have made of that situation? A lovely tale!

Berowne said...

A well-told story.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello and it's a pleasure to meet you. I love your blog!!! I'm not a mother yet trying to have one but no luck and hoping I can get pregnant. To have a child will be such a beautiful blessing. I'm 39yrs old and been trying for a year now. As to your story I'm very very close to my mom. She is my best friend and when I want to spill my heart out about anything she listens and inspires me. And when she wants to talk I am there for her. I think it's so important to have that bond. I love her dearly with all my heart!!!

Nita Jo said...

Your poor frozen girl! And so patient. I love reading about such a loving relationship. Wonderful story!

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