Last Day of Summer Fun

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

Prompt 5. If you had more time, what is one last summer excursion you would plan for your family?

My soon to be ten year old son, Tyler, has had crushes on girls before but this is the first time he has one on a girl in our neighborhood, so they do get to spend a lot of time together.

I know he has a crush because I asked him, “Is Daphne a girlfriend or a friend who is a girl?” to which he responded to me “Shut up!”

On Labor Day I planned to take Tyler to a really pretty beach on Lake Erie, the last summer hurrah. Even if I was sick I was going to force myself to go because he loves the water.

When he got up this Monday I said, “Today’s the day we’re going to Fairport Harbor!” He got this weird look on his face, the look that means he doesn’t want to disappoint me. “Um…I think I’d rather play with Daphne.”

My child is growing older. I am no longer the number one woman in his life but that’s okay. It’s all a part of growing up. His growing up, and me knowing when to let go, but not too much!


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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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