Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Do You Take This Blogger To Be Your Wife? Yes!

Last year I read Min Jin Lee's Free Food for Millionaires. Although it was a really good book, I don't remember a lot of the details. There was one passage that stuck with me, though. A passage that holds true for those of us who know more about Monster Jam and Star Wars than Hannah Montana and Polly Pocket.

...Mary Ellen envied mothers with daughters. With girls, it seemed possible to remain involved in their lives. Even when her boys were little, she'd ask them how school was, and they'd reply, "Good," and in their simple expressions, she saw shut doors...


I know that when my boys grow up and marry that I'll be left out of the loop on lots of things. My daughters-in-law will naturally want to go to their moms' for holidays, they'll keep their moms up to date on what's going on with the grandkids and they'll always turn to their moms for help, advice, recommendations and suggestions.

I've accepted that.

I just hope they marry someone who blogs so I won't be too far out of the loop!

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  1. I hope that for you too!! I was close to my MIL, perhaps because she lived closer than my parents. It was a relationship that grew after I had the girls. She passed away 9 years ago, and I do miss her.
    Heaven help the woman Nick marries, he's awfully close to his momma still!

  2. I have ALWAYS made sure our time is split between both sides of our family equally. Hope you get the same!

  3. I don't even want to think about them growing up!


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