slol 2013

Today was a lovely day.

I spent the day with my youngest daughter. She is recently out of college navigating the difficult transition from college to work which has landed her back at home until she has financial security.   She is often cranky and a bit snippy. At times it can feel like walking on eggshells around our house.

We went outlet shopping.  We had some great laughs at the characters we met up with. She found some great finds which always puts her in a good mood.  We had a wonderful lunch and some great conversation.  I missed the exit home which delayed our journey home, but it gave us more time to talk, chuckle and observe the landscape.

Life is crazy and sometimes we don’t have control over the choices that are made.  Other times we make decisions with little thought about what might happen and how things might play out.  The idea to go to the outlets was my daughters.  I wasn’t crazy about it, but I said yes because I knew she would be cranky if I said no and I am fond of peace. It was a good decision. The opportunity to connect is always there.  I just have to be willing to jump in because life is too short.


About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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2 Responses to Shopping

  1. runningfancy says:

    what a sweet post… i think it’s awesome that you gave it a shot, even though you didn’t want to go. i, too, often feel that way at times. last night my friend wanted to celebrate her 31st birthday at a country line dancing bar, 80 miles away from our city… and i had a sinus infection. but i knew that if i went, it would be a good time because i love her dearly, even though i felt extremely out of my element. and this morning, i don’t regret the decision because i was able to see her and make her happy. and that is all that matters—- just like you made your daughter happy by going shopping.

  2. I am touched by the lines, “She is often cranky and a bit snippy. At times it can feel like walking on eggshells around our house.” This is the stuff of parenting, isn’t it? Enduring their moods? You modeled to her a better way to be, by agreeing to a shopping plan you weren’t all that psyched about. And it brought peace! Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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