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nowiknow23 posted 7/13/2013 13:58 PM

In the car with DD14 today, and she started "encouraging" me -

DD: Mom, you can't keep worrying about me and DS. You're always working and worrying, working and worrying. You need a life. I know you're old and stuff, but you need to get your own life.

Me: Honey - I do have a life. I hang out with my friends, go out to dinner, go to movies, and have a great time. I like my life.

DD: "I don't mean hanging out with other old women. Why aren't you dating? I don't want you to be a shriveled up boring old lady. Go have some fun already! No one will even notice the wrinkles and gray hair if you're smiling and having fun. But wear something cuter than that outfit. You look like you're going to a funeral. No offense."

Um... thanks honey?

kernel posted 7/13/2013 14:12 PM

Wow, that just makes you perk up and feel good about yourself! Kids!

Amazonia posted 7/13/2013 14:29 PM

Sad in AZ posted 7/13/2013 14:47 PM

It's a good thing you love her, right?

cmego posted 7/13/2013 14:48 PM

My kids were playing Just Dance (whatever number) and my 8 year old son said, "Mommy...will you play with me?"

I said, "No, honey mommy has to..."

And my 10 year old dd said, "Mommy is too old."

I responded, "No, Mommy has to cook dinner!"

I played later and whooped his little arse.

My kids want me to find a boyfriend too.

jo2love posted 7/13/2013 14:54 PM

Nik, Your DD is a crack up.

nowiknow23 posted 7/13/2013 14:59 PM

Nik, Your DD is a crack up.
Indeed. She is also responsible for the accumulation of AT LEAST half of those wrinkles and gray hairs. Turkey.

foreverempty posted 7/13/2013 15:12 PM

That was very funny indeed

Especially liked the bit about the funeral outfit!

Jpapageorge posted 7/13/2013 15:22 PM

t/j for Cmego:

Nature_Girl posted 7/13/2013 15:23 PM

Oh wow! What an uplifting choice of words!

Griefstricken25 posted 7/13/2013 16:05 PM

I know you're old and stuff,

She's awesome.

FaithFool posted 7/13/2013 16:25 PM

Kajem posted 7/13/2013 16:29 PM

I think your DD is channeling my DD or mine is channeling yours. Sheesh...

I keep telling her I am NOT ready... she keeps telling me time is running out and I will never be ready.

Some days the only thing saving her is the fact that I love her.

Chrysalis123 posted 7/13/2013 16:33 PM

At least they are sometimes good for a laugh!

nowiknow23 posted 7/13/2013 17:16 PM

I'm pretty sure this is how she sees me...

foreverempty posted 7/13/2013 17:21 PM


We've seen the real you and know that's not the case though!

nowiknow23 posted 7/13/2013 17:27 PM

Aww. Thanks, forever.

better4me posted 7/13/2013 19:41 PM

"I don't mean hanging out with other old women."


And now you know how she sees your friends...

persevere posted 7/13/2013 20:32 PM

Nothing like your kids to boost your

Mine are 19 and 21 and I hear somewhat similar conversations at times. Though they are not really aware that I do

Enjoy nik - you are doing great. ((Hugs))

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