Phone Message from C1 - "Mom, I need you to call me as soon as you can, I really need to talk to you about something serious."
My initial thought:
Reluctantly I call him back....
Me: "What's wrong?"
C1: "I really need to talk to you about something serious."
Me: "Well just spit it out."
C1: "Well you know M and I are talking about moving in together, and I wanted to know how you feel about that?"
Me: "Son you're 26 years old, an adult making your own way, I don't think my opinion really counts."
C1: "But I want to know what you and Dad think about her? About us?"
Me: "We like her just fine, she's a sweet girl, but it's not us that will be living with her."
C1 "I really think that I want to spend the rest of my life with her. We've talked about a future together."
Me: "Uh, um, uh, I think that's wonderful for you."
C1: "I love her Mom, I bet you never thought you'd hear me say that."
Me: "Actually, no I never did. I tell people all the time I will never have a daughter in law or grandchildren. I've kind of came to terms with that."
C1: "She wants kids, a couple of them at least. But am I too young to feel this way?"
Me: "You aren't too young to feel this way, but you are too young to start having babies. You should wait AT LEAST 4 years."
C1: "I agree, but why 4 years?"
Me: "Obviously you forgot what I told you many years ago. You make me a grandmother before I'm 50, I'll have to whack it off!"
C1: "GAWD MOM! I tell you I'm in love for the first time ever and you threaten to whack it off?"
Me: "There are rules son. You KNOW the Diva rules. These rules can't be broken..."
C1: "I was expecting something more like, congratulations."
Me: "Did aliens take over your brain child? This is your mother you're talking to."
Text message to Hubby: "Wow Dad, today was the greatest day ever! It reminded me why I love this job and working with you! Love you Man!"
Text from Kat to C2: "Wow, I don't ever get such loving texts from you?"
Text from C2 to Kat: "Who is this?"
Upon getting in the car after football practice...
C3: "Mom, I've decided what I want to do. I'm moving to California!"
Me: "Hmmm... Don't let the doorknob hit you in the ass on your way out."
C3: "GAWD Mom, not today! When you cut me off the payroll..."
Me: "That could be accomplished sooner than you think..."