Saturday, March 7, 2009

My "big" girl

Yesterday after school, Abby went home with some friends to play.  She was pretty excited.A few hours later, my friend Courtney called me and asked if Abby could spend the night over at their house.  She wanted to.  Ack.  Mama angst was getting to me.  Abs had never spent the night at a friend's house before.  Hubby was working, so if she needed me, I couldn't even go and pick her up in the middle of the night.  And, to top it all off, it was the first time, and it's not something Luke and I had even discussed yet.  He was at work, so it's not like I could run it by him.  I said no, even though there was a part of me that was saying I should just let her do it.

A few hours after THAT, the phone rings again, and this time it's Abby.  "MOM, why can't I spend the night?"  I gave her my reasons, and told her I was afraid she might get sad and not make it through the night.  She responded, "Mom, if I don't make it, I promise I will ground myself."  It was really cute, and actually very mature.  She wasn't begging or whining, just reasonably discussing.  I relented and told her she could stay, and to have a really good time.

I was afraid she'd have to come home, but as you can see, it is now 9:00 the morning after, and I haven't heard from her.

She made it.

What a big girl.

A small part of me is crying inside, because another milestone has passed.  Somebody just tell them all to SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!

But I guess that's just not the way it works... they grow up no matter what I do.


Amy said...

Good thing Kate and Katie don't like to spend the night!!:)

Shelley said...

YEAH! I am glad you let her spend the night. Lainey stayed too and I am shocked but happy that she made it :) They are growing up too fast. I hope this doesnt turn into those three begging us to do the spend the night thing every weekend! Courtney is so brave!