Monday, June 17, 2013

And the next journey begins.....

Now that school is out, Man child and I have been having long detailed conversations about setting goals, staying on task, independence and a whole lot of other things.  I will admit – I am nervous as heck but I have FAITH that I have prepared him enough for this next journey in his life.  What I did not see was his new found interest in my next journey.

A few days ago, I went out with some friends.  That’s no big deal because I go out often and many times by myself.  But this time it was different.  First, Man-child was very critical of what I put on (It was a Semi-formal All White Affair) and he offered to iron my blouse.   He must have told me three times to call home to let him know I arrived safely- he has NEVER done that.  Nevertheless, I called home to let him know I arrived and jokingly, I told him not to have any girls in the house and if he did, to keep the noise down since his grandmother was downstairs.  We laughed and he told me to have fun.

When I got home, somewhere after midnight, Man-child greeted me at the door.  He gave me a hug and began to sniff. Here’s our conversation:

Me:  what are you doing?
MC: Making sure you weren't drinking
Me: Boy, what’s your problem?  You know I don’t drink when I am driving.
MC: Did you have fun?
Me: yes
MC: Who was there?
Me: People
MC: Did you dance?
Me:  Yes
MC:  with who?
Me: Did you have company over?
MC:  No, I was in battle tournament on the computer
Me: did you check on your grandmother?
MC: Yes, Gramps is fine. Why are you trying to change the subject?  Who did you meet and was dancing with?

At that point, I told him to get out of my way so that I could get ready for bed.  After I showered, he came into my bedroom and said “So this is what it’s going to be like when I go to college”.  I thought about it for a few minutes and said “yep”.  He replied “I am not going to like this”. 

And so the journey has begun….


  1. LOL Manchild is c&ckblocking too funny!

  2. LMBO!!! I started to warn you what was going to happen, but decided you needed to experience it firsthand and without prior knowledge. Now you know what to expect. Enjoy phase 2 of the journey; you've only just begun.

  3. LOL! Man-Child is maturing. Remember boys/men are very protective of their mothers. Get used to it. You have done a great job Cilla! Onto the next journey

  4. Ahhh! That was too cute! You trained him well.

  5. LOL! Cilla that is too funny!!! He us growing up and wants to make sure his mom is taken care of "properly"!

  6. LOL! Cilla that is too funny!!! He us growing up and wants to make sure his mom is taken care of "properly"!

  7. I laughed...wait Im still laughing LOLLOLLOL

  8. That is hilarious! I'm going to enjoy reading about this journey.