The last few weeks my daughter has been calling and texting me with all kinds of adventures and meltdowns going on in her life at college. The first meltdown was our cell phone was turned off due to the bill being late. Yes, I didn't pay the cell phone bill ! For several years the cell phone company and I have had this love hate relationship! They love me because they see a woman with a teenager and I hate them because they know that I have to have this stupid little device to keep in touch with my teenager. Well anyway, my daughter threw a royal fit over not having her phone. When I tried to explain that I couldn't pay it she just didn't seem to get the idea that the money was not there to pay it. So then the screaming matched started with the hang ups and the tears(mine out of feeling guilty). Then her girlfriend decided to help her out and pay the bill, so now I owe this young lady money. Which is worst, owing the cell phone company money or a young college student money? So off to the bank tomorrow to put money in her account. I am thankful for her help. My ego is a little bruised.
I just don't understand why my daughter doesn't get it anymore. When she was real little I remember explaining in a toy department how I could not get her a Barbie that she wanted so badly. She was not one to throw a fit for things. On this certain day, she saw that latest Barbie and proclaimed that she was the one she has been wanting. Which I already knew since every time the tv commercial would come on I would have to come watch it. I remember looking at those big dark brown eyes and explaining that until mama could get another job (was out of work) I couldn't afford this latest and greatest Barbie. She looked at me and said she understood and that maybe Santa would bring it to her. We walked away from that Barbie with out any incidents. She always seemed to know that if I could I would. For some strange reason that changed in high school. Did I plant a money tree in the back yard that I apparently forgot about or did I win the lottery and they forgot to tell me?
All I have to say is I chalk it up to "The Secret". It really does work. Thats why I suspect that when ever I had it hard and would know that we would get through it, we did. I surmise, that my daughter has watched me get us through so many lean times without knowing how, just knowing that we would, thinks that it will happen. Now I have to do the same. Her latest request believe or not, is to go to Disneyworld on spring break, with me! I'm a bit shocked by this since she is 19 years old. Don't 19 year olds want to go crazy on some beach resort somewhere? I guess living in California she gets her share of crazy fun. All in all I have to be extremely thankful that I have a daughter that loves me and wants to spend time with me. So another goal I have to work on. Going to Disney World in March. Wish me luck. Or should I say believe.