Sunday, October 7, 2007

Saturday Football

Came back from the game yesterday and it was fun! We tailgated with friends and saw my boy, Nick. It's always refreshing to see him and my eyes just lit up when he came over to our tailgate party from his dorm. The food was good. We had teriyaki chicken wings, BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, and BBQ elk. Plus potato, fruit and crab salad. Plenty of chips and dip as well homemade chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies.

We sat right behind the goal posts and had to field balls left and right. I didn't realize how many
times the kickers had to warm up and sometimes we were not always alert to when the balls would be coming. We had a couple of close calls. The game was close. Our team played better than expected. It came down to the last play, a field goal on our end. It was so exciting! We just needed it to tie the game. Unfortunately, the kick was too wide and we ended up losing.

Oh well, good game anyway. Then we took my son out to dinner and it was just nice catching up with him on his college life. He still didn't know what he wanted to major in although he has been going to the career fairs and I was glad to hear that. What I was not glad to hear about was the fact that his girl friend had suggested that they go to the city 6 hours away for the weekend to celebrate their 1st anniversary of being together. I was not in favor of that at all, although I tried to show some restraint. My son is just turning 19 and I don't want him to be so serious about someone at this time of his life. My husband was no help what-so-ever. He said his parents never questioned him on things that he did at school or trips that he went on with friends because he financed it himself. But then his trips never involved the opposited sex either. I'm still not sure on what I am going to say and don't know if I can prevent the trip from happening. I don't want to jeopardize communication with my son but it does not sit well with me at all.


BetteJo said...

Sounds like a wonderful tailgate party and the food sounds yummy!

When my daughter was 17 and wanted to go away with her boyfriend and some other kids - even though where they were going supposedly had parents there - I still said no. Once she turned 18 it was kind if like - okay now I have to trust her judgment.

I was out of the house by 18 myself so it was a strange thing for me. The desire to protect is SO strong, but their desire to fly on their own is too. There's no right or wrong either.

Good luck with that!

palette48 said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom. This one is a tough one for me. I was just learning to keep my nose out of my son's business concerning his grades now it looks like I may have to stay out of his love life too. I guess I would like things to develop at a slower pace and it seems like he is in such a hurry to grow up overnight.