My son had that talk with me this weekend.
“Speaking of our adventures, I think you need to have some without me.”
… (insert deadly silence from me here)…
“I think that I need some space, you know, to hang out with my friends-“
“when have I ever stopped you from hanging with your friends?!?”
“I’m not saying you have, I’m just letting you know that as an example.”
I’m not going to lie, I was blindsided by the conversation, but I was really proud of the way he approached it and the way he handled himself. He went on to state that he was growing and was ready for some time on his own.
I’m so very proud of the man he’s becoming and feel really good that I’ve raised him to want to spread his wings.
But he’s nuts if he thinks I’m letting him go just yet!