"Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right -
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you." - Stealers Wheel
I think I've finally reached "middle age."
It has nothing to do with a number, either.
Black Jack (21), on the brink of being a father himself, is coming to me for advice about parenting and direction. Plus, I'm concerned about my own Mom and some issues she's dealing with. And, I'm worried about my grandparents, who are in the process of packing their home (and a shoe collection that would make Imelda Marcos envious!) of 20 years and moving halfway across the country. It's really weird!
It feels like just yesterday, I was a "young Mother" with "young Mother" issues - a messy home, a messy life - and I looked to others for suggestions and advice. I could just blame everything on my kids and be done with it. And people understood.
But now, they're coming at me from all sides and I'm stuck in the middle. It's quite scary to be the competent one!!!
I don't still feel like I'm a teenager or anything, but I'm not sure that I'm ready to fully embrace the responsibility that comes with being so dang grown up!
What's a girl to do when she's stuck in the middle? Why, turn up the radio and dance, of course!
"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right - here I am!"
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