Yes, I Am THAT Mom!

I didn’t say I was proud of it. I didn’t even say I liked it. As a matter of fact, I would really rather not admit to it. Unfortunately though, yes … I am *THAT* Mom.

The Kids

See these two happy faces? One of them is my “baby” boy. The other is his darling girlfriend. ♥ Nothing wrong with that, right? Right! Except ….

I have become *that* Mom.

You know the one.

That mom who hasn’t quite figured out how to finish cutting those apron strings.

That mom who checks her children’s Facebook pages and copies all the really cute photos they post for her scrapbook. (*cough* See above!)

That Mom who has to realize that her soon-to-be college graduate is not a kid anymore, but that he’s actually a grown man who is starting a life of his own.

That mom who cries when she hears he won’t be home for Christmas, because he has somebody really special in his life … and that means splitting the holidays between the families.

That mom who can’t quite figure out how to be “Momma” to her grown children, even though she is trying really hard. *sigh*

The thing is, I don’t want to be THAT mom. I want to be the mom that smiles and says, “No problem, sweetie! We will see you when we see you!”

I want to be the mom who is fun, and cool, and quirky, and takes everything with a c’est la vie attitude. Let’s face it; I want to be the Lorelai Gilmore of Montana.

So, what to do? I have no clue, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out as I go along.

Pray for me, won’t you? One of these days, I will be somebody’s Mother-In-Law, and when that time comes, I don’t want the poor girl dreading my phone calls or visits, because I just. can’t. let. go.

And God help me, please, to never become a Marie Barone

(Photo credit goes to Lutherhaven Ministries for this wonderful photo of the “kids” they posted on their Facebook page this summer.)

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Deborah Phillips
    October 29, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Awww so sweet. The trick is to treat her like a daughter instead of your competition. Dont make your son have to choose between the two women he loves more than life. You had him for all these years now all to yourself……that gift was a blessing but now its time to share so that he can have the love and family of his own he desires. I read once that your daughter in law will hold the keys to your grandbabies so treat her kindly : )

    • Reply
      Tori
      October 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      No, I would never make my son choose. He is an intelligent young man, and I know that when the time comes, he will make the right choice for a wife and I will love her just as he does!

  • Reply
    Dianna A
    October 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Awwww, I can’t even begin to imagine how hard that is going to be when its my turn to go through that. Thank God for the few more years we have ahead of us.

    • Reply
      Tori
      October 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      It’s crazy, Dianna! LOL! Definitely enjoy the time you still have them at home. You always hear that they grow up quickly, but you don’t realize how true it is until they are grown. The years *do* go by so fast!

  • Reply
    Carla
    October 30, 2014 at 11:09 am

    You are such a love. That DIL is one lucky girl!

    • Reply
      Tori
      October 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you, Carla! ♥

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