December 2, 2010

Not too much has been going on over here....

Really.  It's been quiet here in my little corner.  It's been quiet because I've been trying to be more "there" for my family lately.  You know, disconnecting myself from the computer and spending time with them - especially since it's been brought to my attention that Man-Child will be leaving the nest very soon (in about 20 months or so to be exact!).

Yeah - that's not going to well.

Lately, immediately after dinner, Man-Child bolts upstairs to deal with some important texts/phone calls.  Apparently, there is a girl. (gasp!)  They aren't "dating" yet but have recently upgraded from texting only to actually talking on the phone.  It's only a matter of time.  (and by the way, I have very little info on this girl - I'm working on it.  Waterboarding is my next means of extracting information) 

So with Man-Child out of the way it would seem that Hubby and I would spend some quality time together.

Yeah - that's not going so well either.

After dinner, the tv gets turned on, I settle into the couch with a book to read if there is nothing on and he settles into his chair to watch whatever it is that catches his interest.

For about 10 minutes.  Then he's asleep.

I'm beginning to wonder why I bother.


  1. Not a girl! Say it ain't so! That will cause nothing but trouble for him. Let's save him the heartache now and ground him for the next 20 months. He'll thank us later...maybe.

    I've been backing off the computer too. Kind of. Well, I'm trying anyways.

  2. I think it's wonderful that he's got a girl! And I know what you mean about falling asleep right after dinner, but it's me in our case. Hubby puts me to bed and comes in sometime later, usually.

  3. Oh my dear, it's the time of year, it's got a sort of hibernation in your own little space thing going on. xxx

  4. Wow. There's a girl?? Why were we not informed of this? Doesn't he know we have to approve or deny? You may have to go over the rules again with MC. You need to remind him that YOU will always be the #1 girl in his life. I remind da boys of this daily. Gee, maybe that's why they don't want to talk to me...

  5. It's great that your son has a girlfriend!

    I'm not on the computer as much as I would like to be. It's hard with Christmas just around the corner.

  6. Men are something else. Derek has an odd ability to be able to fall asleep at any time. I on the other hand, if I get up in the middle of the night to pee, it takes me a half hour just to get back to sleep from that, at least!