So my mom retired last week and I took my children across state lines to help her celebrate. The program was very nice and the food was good. I could tell my mom’s co-workers love her and will miss her.
But she’s mine now!
I’ve been looking forward to her retirement for a looong time. Free babysitting pretty much whenever I want. Long writing weekends or a few days at a writing conference. Ah…
I was never so reminded how much I’ve been waiting for this until I saw my children running in circles, and then chasing balloons, and then trying to sneak out the room, and then crying when they were caught. I had a hard enough time trying to keep them still and quiet during the speeches, never mind afterwards. It was no use trying to rangle 2- and 3-year-olds. With my children and my nieces and nephews, it was pretty…exciting in there.
My sister looked around and said, “Children, children everywhere.”