Thursday, January 28, 2016

Going Home To Mom

I'm hanging out doing Kat's Writer's Workshop tonight. Sure, it's a bit late in the day, but why not.

Her writing prompts today are:

The Prompts:
1. Share the last five items you pinned, choose one and let it inspire a blog post.
2. Talk about something you learned this month.
3. List 7 things you would rather do than clean your bathroom.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: frosty.
5. Write about what you miss most about living at home with your parents.
6. Write about what you love most about not living at home with your parents.

Mama’s Losin’ It

I moved out when I was 18 yrs old, and never looked back. I became a mom of four kids. I had my own home finally. I was settled. And then life happened. I decided to move to Virginia with my boys to live with my mom. To be honest, I'd been on my own for 25 years. The last time mom and I lived together, let's just say it wasn't a very good situation. I had a lot of trepidation about us both being under the same roof again.

Mom and I had a strained relationship for numerous reasons. Now we both had our own families and we were going to be sharing a home, her home. The first week was stressful, transition always is, but after living with her for 8 months two years ago, I'd totally do it all over again, and SO would my boys!

Now that I've tasted the sweet life of living with my mom, let me tell you why.

1. Mom and dad have a HUGE house with every comfort you can imagine! They have awesome furniture, the temperature is always perfect, there are enough floors for us all to be spread out, and there's never a lack of food.

2. Mom has a housekeeper who comes in every other week! We just sorta maintain.

3. Dad has every kind of electronic you can imagine, and he can fix any of them. He's got a fabulous, large, flat screen tv that we all love watching tv and movies on. Dad loves to wow us with gadgets. He loves when he updates his tablet or mom's Kindle. Hey, there's a smartwatch? Dad's got one on order.

4. Let's go out to dinner. Mom and dad are love going out to eat, and they always bring everyone along. I can't tell you how many times we ate out when we lived with them. They wanted to love on my boys, and they really liked eating at Glory Days, so we went there on a regular basis.

5. Need something, you've got it. It was incredibly different living with my mom this time. When I was younger, we couldn't afford to shop at Kmart, and back then it was waaay worse than now. Now, my mom would come home with my boys, and their hair would be cut, and wearing an entirely new outfit. For my mom, I was so glad she was in such a different place financially than she was when I was living with her.

My boys are constantly asking to go to grandma & grandpa's. They know it's good living when we're over there. I'm thankful that our lives have all changed so much, that if we ever needed to go live with my parents again, we would rush there with excitement instead of apprehension. They're only a couple hours away, and we get back as often as we can.


gin said...

This is so great! Your mom is an angel. And you know what, you would do the same for your boys in the future if needed. My 3 kids are grown, married, and have little ones of their own. Tho none have had to move back home, when they do visit or spend the weekend I am more than happy to do everything , just like your mom. I love being a mom and mawmaw. And your mom shows she loves being a mom and grandma too. Stopping by from mama kat.

KatBouska said...

Heck, even I want to move in with your parents at this point! ;)

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