Ashley is a senior this year and has been rehearsing her little heart out for her final choral production, Beauty and the Beast.
Yesterday she woke up with a sore throat, headache, earache and just an overall feeling of YUCK! Seeing her sick is so hard but what makes it even harder is that I know in five months she will be at college. The chances are good that I won't be there the next time something like this happens.
As any mother knows when you have a sick child you will do anything to make them feel better. Sometimes just making the chicken noodle soup and buying the popsicles is all we can do but at least we are there with them through the suffering.
I dread the first time she calls me and says "Mom , I am so sick! sob, snort ,sniff...." and I won't be able to rush into her room and comfort her.
I have been told that hundreds of thousands of freshman go off to college every year and survive but I have yet to see the statistics on the moms.
Since the day she was born I have been there for every boo boo and heartache. I can tell by looking at her if she needs ice cream, retail therapy or if she just needs to go have a good cry before we talk. She is one of my dearest friends and I love hanging out with her. I love taking care of her. Being her mom is just plain wonderful
So for right now I am going to spoil her rotten while she is sick. Because next time I might not get the chance. Then it will be my turn to sob, snort and sniff......