Gee, I hadn't thought about that

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Kathy813, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I met difficult child for lunch today at the mall. As we ate, she told me that she was going to Chicago for spring break. I told her that sounded great and asked her how she could afford to go.

    She replied that one of her roommates' aunt worked for an airline and could get them five buddy passes so all she would have to pay for was her food.

    I then asked how she could afford a week off of work and still be able to pay her bills that month.

    "Gee, I hadn't thought about that." :hammer::smile:

    Overall, the day was nice. We went window shopping after we ate. I told her that I was proud of her for going to the technical college and checking into a diploma program. She seemed pleased with the praise. I also told her how proud I was that she was working, living on her own, and paying her bills.

    "Yeah, and I haven't even asked you guys for money lately." I told her that I was aware of that and it showed that she really was functioning as an independent adult.

    So she got a big grin and . . . drumroll please . . . asked, "So, will you buy me something?"

    Some things never change. But I do see some positive changes in her. Keep your fingers crossed that she keeps moving ahead. She has an appointment next Tuesday with the financial aid counselor to discuss the GA Hope grant.

  2. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Well, of course she asked if you would buy her something, Kathy. It's part of her MO- she wouldn't be difficult child if she didn't ask. I'm glad it was with humor today.

    Sounds like a very nice mother/daughter day. Excellent! :bravo:

  3. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    "so will you buy me something" :rofl: Didn't you pay for lunch????? -RM
  4. Lori4ever

    Lori4ever New Member

    All in all, it sounds like a day well spent. I'm thrilled for both of you. Awesome!
  5. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

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    "So, will you buy me something?"

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    Well gee... :redface: :redface:

    I still ask my Mom that when we spend the day shopping. :tongue:

  6. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    LOL :rofl:

    Sounds like she is doing pretty good.
  7. kris

    kris New Member

    <font color="blue">kathy, it does seems she's on a more positive path & good for her.

    ....if only she could have zipped her lip long enough for you to decide to do that on your own lol.

    kris </font>
  8. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    :cool: I would have bought her a chapstick, or a gumball! :cool:

    Glad you had a nice visit.

  9. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    I too am smiling reading your post!
  10. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I missed the school post. I'll have to find it. That's great. Glad you all had a good time. DDD
  11. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Aw, that's so cute, Kathy!

    You will have to give difficult child an extra hug from all of us, next time.

    She really IS making progress, isn't she?

    I'm happy for you both, Kathy.


  12. Irishkalleene

    Irishkalleene riding the roller coaster

    Have you seen the cell phone commercial on TV where a gal is on a date with a loser and she's calling her 'buddy' network to get excuses how she can leave early? Her buddies are all underneath the table coaching her.

    I think we should have an ear piece connection with this board when dealing with difficult child's. Others could be giving us great lines to respond to these kids with.

    I loved it when she asked you to buy her something....... and some of the responses on other posts. too funny!!! I can't always think fast or creative enough when 'dueling with difficult child."
  13. SunnyFlorida

    SunnyFlorida Active Member

    Sounds like you had a great lunch and great communication. Did you end up getting her a little something? :rofl: We and our difficult child's....aren't we something :rofl: