So ... guess what I did last night?? Come on, you'll never guess!
Can you believe it? I drove through Worcester, Massachusetts for the second time in less than a week! Oh goody and joy! And on a Friday evening no less for which I think I deserve some sort of Badge of Courage or Medal of Honor!
After much long-distance giggling and conspiring on the phone with her cousins this week, Amanda declared that she just absolutely HAD to go to stay at their house for the weekend. They wanted to go see a movie and "ohmigod Nate might go!!"
Now how could I possibly say no? ... "On behalf of Mothers all over the world, I would like to accept this award for Mother of the Year" ... well, okay, let's not go that far but I expect a small boatload of gratitude from that daughter of mine for driving her 89.4 miles to her cousins' and then driving myself the same distance back just so that she could go spend the weekend in another State going all goofy over a kid with blue hair.
As I approached Exit 9 heading North, the last point of turning back before entering the City of Worcester-proper, I had the feeling that I have become quite the push-over these days when it comes to the whims of my daughter. A parent with more of a backbone would probably be sitting home in the comfort of their own living room rather than holding tensely to a steering wheel while driving through their least-favorite city - yet again! But like I said in another post, I can still remember being 14 myself albeit it be a very, very long time ago and spending just about every weekend with my cousins - who thankfully lived a lot closer than Amanda's does.
So what can I say but - ah, the things we do for love!