I should not feel so relieved,but i do

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by pasajes4, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    My 32 year old former difficult child turned easy child called and asked if he could move in for a bit. I sat on it for a minute and finally texted him this morning that i would have to ponder a minute about what conditions I would have to put in place for this to work. He texted back that he had found a place. He is doing very well in the job dept. He is now an RN after many rocky years of being an adult difficult child. It is time for him to be on his own.

    O.K. so why do I still feel that mommy tug that wants to take care of all her babies and at the same time WHEEEEH relief?
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    That was a close call! (Excuse the pun.)
  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Phew/Whew! Close call. As far as your feelings....that's ingrained in Moms, even when difficult child's are involved.
    Hugs DDD
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    good for easy child/former difficult child! Ok he asked, but still.... figured it out. good job mom!
  5. Good job, Mommy! Good job kid, too. Sounds like he got scared for a bit and didn't want to fail, and went for his old fall-back. It's very good that he figured it out.
  6. exhausted

    exhausted Active Member

    Excellent! I don't think the mommy tug will ever go away. And it sounds like difficult children first choice was not to come home, which is good. He knows you have boundaries! :)
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think perfectly normal for both of you actually. In these days, sometimes kids - even easy child kids- have to call parents and ask for help sometimes because of the economy. Im glad he found a place on his own. That was probably not a very difficult child thing as much as a cant find a place because Im moving for a job and need a stopping point fast thing.