Today was one of those days where I just watched the clock and prayed for 5 pm. I was clearing my desk and shutting the computer off, when my cell phone rang. I picked it up and saw Man-child’s face. Now, a few weeks ago, I would have been in a panic- is something wrong, did something happen, did he need something, do I have to go over there, did somebody hurt my baby.. and the questions could go on and on.
I answered the phone:
MC: Hey Ma
Me: Everything OK
MC: Yeah.. I just wanted to call you and see how your day went. (me – getting choked up)
Me: I’m OK. Just getting ready to go home.
MC: Ma.. I just wanted to tell that I really should have listened to you.
Me: What happen?
MC: Nothing. It’s just that now I realized that a lot of stuff you told could have helped me and I just wanted to do what I wanted. Now I have to pay for it.
Me: (swallow) hmmmmmm
MC: I mean - I know you went to college and stuff and had to do some of this stuff and I just should have listened.
Me: You know I am not going to tell you something that will hurt you or will not benefit you.
MC: I know. Classes were good today. I had a quiz in History but that class is so boring – half of the class went to sleep. But other than that I am ok.
Me: Well you only have about 4-5 weeks left in the semester and Thanksgiving will be here very soon.
MC: I know.. well I am going to let you go so you can get the subway home. Text me so I’ll know you go home ok.
Me: I will.. Love you
MC: Love you more
Can you see me smile J