Moms will understand.

Real Estate Agent with Murney Associates

A couple of weeks ago my son (I'd like to say my baby but he would disown me) turned thirteen. In another month he will start Jr. high and I see him changing daily in moving from boyhood too young manhood.

This last Friday my other son who is twenty-one and lives near Oklahoma City invited my younger son to spend this week with him. So I took him down, spent the night with them and then headed back to Missouri thinking about everything I planned to get done with him gone.

So today I called my younger son to see how he was holding up being away from mom and yep you guessed it, he's having the time of his life and to my utter dismay not missing mom a bit.

I unfortunately can't say the same. I can't wait for him to come home. Let's just face it, to a mom selling a million dollar mansion doesn't hold water to spending time with your little boy.


Comments (10)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

What a wonderful picture! I can totally relate--we raised our granddaughter who is now 18 and off in Santa Barbara, a 5-hour drive from here, trying to get settled into college. We're happy to drive furniture down to her on Friday, returning so I can host an open house! She will welcome us, and then cheerfully wave goodbye -- and that's how it should be.

Do you ever head up to Glasgow MO? I spent several happy years there and still have relatives in the area.

Jul 13, 2011 05:58 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Billi,

And life goes on...

We remember vividly waving good bye to our 5 year old daughter as she got on her first school bus. We turned away and we were both weeping.

Now her children are 8 and 10!


Jul 13, 2011 06:18 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Oh I know how you feel my daughter is 15 and is turning into quite the young lady. She is just starting high school this fall. It is crazy how fast time flies. First they need you and then they are mortified you might aknowledge you know them! 

Jul 13, 2011 06:21 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I really know what you are talking about.  Enjoy the time you have they grow up and move on to fast.

Jul 13, 2011 06:28 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Billi, I can empathize. My 14-year old son went camping with his friend and grandparents. He had the time of his life, too and I could tell he didn't miss me one bit, though I missed him. Life just wasn't the same. Little by little I have to get used to the idea someday he will be all grownup.

Jul 13, 2011 07:01 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Cute photo Billi.

I now know what all those people were talking about when they say they grow up so fast. Enjoy the ride.

Jul 13, 2011 07:22 PM
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

You gotta let go.  He's 13 now, and if he were Jewish he'd be a man.

Jul 13, 2011 09:47 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm not a Mom but I'm the world's greatest Aunt so I know a wee bit of what you're feeling.  My first nephew was just married last week - WHAT?!   And the youngest, a neice is wearing makeup (and not very well might I add)  When did this happen, lol

Jul 14, 2011 02:48 AM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Billi, I certainly understand what you are saying.  They grow up so fast.  While we want to help them grow the wings they need to fly and soar, it's still kind of sad.  If your son is 13, you've got some really fun years coming up in Jr. High and High school.  Enjoy that time as I promise it too will fly by. 

Jul 16, 2011 05:48 AM
Carmen V. Rodriguez
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Chicago, IL

I should not have read this today-my daughter (13) is leaving directly from school to a freind's house for a sleepover and shopping trip tomorrow. I just did the math and realized I won't see her again until 6PM tomorrow! I really don't know how moms or dads handle it when their kids grow up and don't see them and talk to them every day.  Can't say a million-dollar sale will fill that gap for me either. Hope you found a way to distract yourself and enjoy your day Billi.

Sep 22, 2011 03:42 AM