Thursday, March 08, 2007

I have a question for you parents: Do you ever withhold information from your kids about something you'll be doing just so you don't have to endure 30 minutes of "can I come too"?

Yesterday I went to New York for my semi-annual shearing at Nick Arrojo's Studio and didn't tell anyone. My husband knew, of course, but I didn't tell Fern nor any of my friends. I tried to explain to Fern parents get to do things like that, sans offspring, but she's still mad. She'll get to go when she gets straight A's on her report card, but sometimes I get to go by my self.

sheesh.

 

3 comments:

AMKingsfield said...

I recently bought a ticket to see my dear friend in Texas. My daughter is like a sister to her daughter. I know I can't hide a several day absence, so I had to tell her. Of course "that's not fair!" But that is still a good lesson.

just me said...

I agree. They have to learn that there are some times that parents want/need to be alone. (Separately or together...)

They don't want us tagging along on everything they do, do they? Especially as they get older...

YoLinna said...

I find that if I tell them it has something to do with gardening, the interest to go completely disappears....