Ev - posted on 03/17/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
This is not a complaining rant about my kids or their father or anything else. I thought it was odd today when my son who is a senior in high school called me and asked me about senior skip day. Technically, seniors pick a day to skip but never had I heard of a kid calling a parent about it. I think part of him was asking permission to do this and the other part was trying to figure out how to do it, who with and so on. But it seems that his target to spend his senior skip day was me. It made my day but I did tell him I thought he'd want to hang with friends. So, I am going to go get him and he is going to skip. It reminded me of my daughter who during her junior year prom along with her boyfriend had me come play mini-golf with them after the dance was over. I was shocked they asked but I played with them.
So, what this seems to boil down to is that I seem to be held in high esteem with my kids. Most of the ones that have seen me post here over the last few years know why I had to let them go live with their dad: mostly because of their stable mind frame and no worries about what was going to happen. Over the years I worked my tail off to maintain what we had as a relationship. And it paid off.
So I am happy to say that I am proud my kids want to hang with me. I know a lot of parents do not get this from their kids but I have and I treasure it for what it is. And I treasure the bond that we have too.
I just wanted to say I have two great kids who do me the greatest of honor.