Monday, May 5, 2008

I'm Finished Whining

You know, every once in a while, you just have to get it out of your system. And I did.

Our sons are wonderful and that alone is enough to be thankful for.

My mom was getting on me about Joey's grades in high school. He was really close, but one semester he didn't make a 3.0 GPA. At a 3.0 GPA they are eligible for a good student discount on our car insurance, and when you insure boys...well, it's pretty expensive.

I finally told my mom, "Listen. He's not out messing around with every girl at the high school. He doesn't do drugs. He doesn't drink. He's not out until the wee hours of the morning every weekend. We know where he is all the time, and who he's with. If the worst thing that he does is NOT get a 3.0 GPA, we can handle that."

She finally said, "I never thought of it that way. You're right."

End of subject.

So, to paraphrase this to myself, "If the worst thing that happens in Alex's life is that he doesn't go to his high school prom, then he's in pretty darn good shape."

So now I'm done whining. I think. At least I hope.


MadWomanMeg said...

Good outlook to have. Good for you!

Jen said...

Complaining is allowed! Besides, you do have great kids.

Paulie said...

I never went to a prom either. I didn't miss much. Of course, I never learned to drive either. I didn't miss much either. I do wish I had learned to drive NOW tho because I could take off for the ocean 2 hours away. I do love that!

I came back to se if you had written another chapter in the love story. . . am back to blogging again.