Not chicken related, but I MISS MY SON!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TitiBebbs, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. TitiBebbs

    TitiBebbs Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    On June 29, I dropped my 10 y/o sone off in Ocala to spend the MONTH with his Dad in South Florida. He calls me almost every day and in the first week, he cried every time. Then last week, he only called 3 times and didn't cry at all. I have tried to be positive and tell him not to, but deep down, I know if he's upset, he still misses his Mommy. Well, his dad and I talked and I was warned that I might not hear from ds for a couple days this weekend, because he got grounded. So by and by went Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and today, I couldn't take it anymore, so I called him. It turns out he called me this AM but I wasn't home. However, he only called to ask for my sister's telephone number. When I called him, he was with his dad, stepmom, aunt, uncle & cousin and he didn't even pay attention.
    I know I'm being totally selfish, I know! But I want my boy home NOW! He's never been gone longer than a week before this and that was hard. On Wednesday, Dad & Jenn are taking him to NYC-someplace he had asked me to take him this summer. I knew he was going but it was a surprise, so I didn't tell him. Instead we went camping with his "twin cousin" for a week in NC, KY, and AL. When I pick him up, we're going to Disney, too.

    Anyway, it just really stinks to miss him so, I can't even go out to play with the dogs or the chickens because it's finally raining here. Okay done venting.

  2. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA

    I can't imagine how that would feel at that young age. Mine are in high school and go off on trips for a week at a time, and I miss them too. Thank the good Lord for cell phones though! My son is about to move to go to college and I'm just starting to freak out a bit.
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    It's so hard to be away from your kids. I've been in the hospital a lot of late, and the worst part of the whole thing is missing my kids. Hope he comes home soon:)
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awww, im so sorry....I know you miss him, but think of the AWSOME summer he is haveing, and the memories he will make. He will be home soon, and all will be well again!
  5. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I am in the same boat! My son will leave for college in a month. He and I are very close, he is my only child. We have done all the kid things together - sports, 4-H, poultry shows, reptile shows, fossiling, camping ect. I am already missing him just when he goes to work. I know what you mean. We have been in 4-H for so long, my DH says I will never be able to give it up. He says I will probly look around for some little kid that I can buy a rabbit or chicken for so I can stay in 4-H too (ha ha). I sure am going to miss it though, it won't be the same. My house in going to be so quiet..... maybe I should get more CHICKENS to keep me busy! [​IMG] DH says "No!" :thun Oh well. [​IMG]

  6. mamading

    mamading Songster

    Jun 2, 2007
    Rhinelander, WI
    TitiBebbs wrote:
    Well, his dad and I talked and I was warned that I might not hear from ds for a couple days this weekend, because he got grounded.

    I'm sorry I have to comment on this one.
    Grounding should NEVER include not talking to MOM!!!
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I happen to agree that grounding doesn't include not talking to Mom...
    My DS's friend is down in TN with his dad for the whole summer...he's been there since the end of June and won't be back until the 2nd week of August, when school
    Hugs, titibebbs...My Dad lives in Ocala. I've never seen his place, but I really wanna go. Maybe my sister and I can go next summer.
    I'm very close with my son too. We also do tons of stuff together. I took him to see Starship Troopers when he was five and we were the only ones cheering for the bugs.
  8. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    [​IMG] I feel for you parents who don't get to see their kids all the time. Mine called from 4-H camp tonight crying it was all I had not to go get her.


  9. TitiBebbs

    TitiBebbs Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    Thank you all for your kindness. I spoke to his aunt a little while ago. Funny thing is she called ME to ask what kind of sub to get for Andrew. She could have called his dad but didn't. It made me feel a little closer to him because she knows that Mommy knows her boy best. I've been borrowing a neighbor girl/former student to do the occasional things with but it's not the same.

    Today, so far the sun is out and I hear no thinder so I'm going to play with my animals and try to fix the tractor (I am woman hear me whine!) for my dad, who is in Ft. Lauderdale for another week.

    About his getting grounded and not being allowed to call me. I had agreed with my ex about it because he had been disrespectful to his stepmom and made her feel terrible. She's out of work (firefighter) and chose not to seek a new job until dss left. Well, ds called and whispered to me "Jenn doesn't have a job!" in a sing-song making fun of her way. I was upset with him for that and told him that I knew and it was for him that she wasn't working. She'd heard and got terribly hurt by him. See, I like her a lot (better than my ex) and she is good to my son! So, his being ugly to her made the punishment fit the crime. Besides, I found out that on Sat & Sun, he hadn't even asked to call me. He was having to much fun with his cousin.

    Anyway, I'm feeling better today and now I only have 2 weeks to go. Some of that time will be taken up with preplanning mettings for school anyway.

    Thank you again,

  10. usbr

    usbr Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Quote:It makes you appreciate the sacrifice your ex is making all the more I bet. I am glad your son is getting to spend some time with his father, that is very important. I hope you can find a way to continue it in a more regular way. I know you feel bad but its best for your son and thats the most important thing.


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