Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm a "cool mom", I'm sure that won't last...

Sat. the big girl and two of her friends wanted to go to the mall. This sounded OK till she asked if I would drop them off... ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? When did she decide she was old enough to go to the mall and to go without a parent? This really took me by surprise! Her first defense of this idea was that I should "trust her".... of course I trust her, she hasn't really had any opportunities to do anything to loose my trust...

When I explained that I just wasn't going to drop them off. Not yet. She took this info back downstairs to her friends only to find out that they didn't care if I took them, apparently they told her that I am cool and they like me and didn't mind if I went... hmmm, how about that? Guess being the house with the toys and feeding them well is paying off. I do have to say that both of her friends were very happy about me feeding them well all weekend, one wanted to know if I could teach her mom to cook.... no, no dear I can't, I want you to always want to come here to our house!

Let me tell you what a big deal it was for me to go the mall... first, I'm just not a shopper, don't go the mall unless I have to AND it was cloudy and rainy and there is nothing I enjoy more than a rainy day where I never leave the house! But, being the cool mom, I had to go. The little girl and I went our own way and told the big girls to meet us in an hour at the food court. It was sitting at the food court that made me glad I had come with them. I have to admit, being in a smaller town made it better than it would have at say, Grapevine Mills Mall but there were still your fair share of weird looking youth there. They did bump in to two other friends who had been dropped off and also one of their teachers. I know eventually I will let her go alone, but for now I prefer walking a store or two behind them where I can keep an eye on them...So a trip to the mall and as usual I didn't get a thing!

Mike has been out of town for almost a week now... it is quiet here...you would think my kids make all the ruckus in our house but it seems dad must do his fair share because it has been very quiet this weekend... I'll be glad when he's home. Even Elvis seems sad...no one to watch football with today....

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Good for you going with them. I've always done that too. I'm lucky - I think most of my kids' friends like me. But we won't stay cool forever!

Andrea said...

Thanks for stopping by momma in flip flops2. Please stop by again soon. =)

Jennifer said...

Of course you're a cool mom!!! I love that her friends told your daughters what was up. What's funny is at that age my friends thought my mom was cool too, but I was sure she wasn't.

Now at 27 and sadly, she has passed away, I am totally and 100% positive that she was incredibly cool.