Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Jerid, soon to be 21...





A Grandmother's worst fear...New Years Eve...knowing that your baby is out roaming the streets, unaccompanied by his guardian angel...Grandma. Getting into all kinds of mischief that you never did...uhum...but the worst of it is...he turns 21 at the stroke of midnight...now is this gonna be one of those nail-biting nights???

It wouldn't be so bad if he lived closer, but he's in Iowa City an hour away, so it's not like I can be the designated driver when I get the phone call to 'come pick me up.' Not only that, it's a college town...no partying going on there...RIGHT!

All I can do is sit, best friend to a bottle of wine... you know, pain relief...I remember what it was like the day my daughter turned 21...hell, I remember mine...I need something stronger than wine, way stronger! Who am I fooling, 2 glasses puts me in ER , maybe my good friend Jack Daniels is around somewhere.

The night will never end...but I'm gonna trust that he'll use common sense and not drive (swallowing hard) and will call his Granny first thing in the morning, er afternoon, when he can open his eyes without pain...just to tell me how much fun he had and how bad it hurts.

Brings back those painful memories aye...bring on the junk food!

But to all my bloggy friends...sorry about the music...I couldn't help myself...but we'll get through it, for tomorrow is a new day...a new beginning...a new hope. Let's all believe just for one second that it can happen, change is in the air, I can feel it, how 'bout you...

Have a wonderful New Year friends...spread the LOVE!

PEACE

14 comments:

Wildeve said...

Happy New Year! I know how it is to wait and worry, my thoughts are with you. I will check back tommorrow, too. I hope your grandson has a fun (and safe) time.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Happy birthday to your grandson. My daughter turned 21 in August. But she's not much of a drinker and she was still home before returning to college.

We do worry so much about them. May he be safe and happy tomorrow...afternoon! :-)

Health and happiness in the new year to you.

Jeanne said...

I have a friend. Marianne, who allowed her 16-year-old daughter to drive to the library the first night she got her driver's license. The girl had been gone a couple of hours when the police pulled into Marianne's driveway. Knowing that something terrible had happened, M met them at the door, tears already streaming down her face.

"Ma'am?" the officer said.
"There's a tree down across your neighbor's driveway. Okay if we use your phone to call someone?"

Hope your worries prove equally groundless!

High Desert Diva said...

Wow! What a birthday!

Happy New Year Sharon!

summersundays-jw said...

I'm soooo glad tonight that my g'son is just 7 but know that way too soon he'll be there too. Sometimes I hope he's really nerdy & just wants to hang out with g'ma or other nerdy kids & never wants to do any of that wild stuff but already there's signs of a free & wild spirit trying to get out. Sometimes I think it's only fitting that my daughter gets paid back. Hope yours is safe & sane tonight. Happy new year! I, too, have a good feeling about 2009. PEACE! Jan

paisley said...

hopefully,, in a college town most of the bars are within walking distance,, college towns are good that way... either way happy birthday jerid,,, and you a gramma.... no fucking way........

vikki said...

nice photos' g'ma. always hard to believe how fast they grow... where does the time go? the phone will ring tomorrow from jerid telling you how many times he chased the bed around & paid homage to the porcelain goddess ~ the good ol toilet. a lesson perhaps? mebbe til next time. sometimes once you reached the legal age it was never as fun... have a peaceful one m'dear. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

Greyscale Territory said...

O Sharon! You poor thing!

I was nearly out of my tree when my daughter and son had 21st celebrations with friends! I recall the agony of "what if" very well! But they were both just fine and well looked after by their friends!

BIG HUGS! Happiest New Year to you dear friend!

trash talk said...

Cr-a-a-p! Why do they have to turn 21 or 16 or 18. Why can't they still little where we can try to keep them safe. I'd say try not to worry, but fat chance of that, right? He's a handsome man, though and the music very appropriate. I appreciated your comments on the New Year. Yes, I think we all have to be positive, hitch our britches up and ride this bitch out. I think it's also very important we all try to take care of one another during this time, if by nothing else listening. We are strong, we are smart, we are doing what we love and we will WIN!!! Debbie P.S. Hopefully he's going to a party at someone's home and will spend the night.

Shab-n-Chic said...

Hi Sharon! I hope you & Scratchy have a nice New Years Eve and I hope your Grandson has a safe one too. The picture of him next to the loose bumper made me LOL. He looks like he's got a great sense of humor..like his Grams. :) Peace , Love and all that stuff...love ya!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Here's wishing your grand a very happy and safe Birthday. Hope you have a great New Year as well! Be sure to stay awake and welcome it in. See in the new year!!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Girl, been there and done that. We worry our lives away...about our parents...about our spouses...about our children...and now about our grandchildren! Don't worry, Granny....sounds like you have an honest, open relationship! He will call you if he needs you. You just have your Jack and keep your phone close by your pillow! By the way, I am here if you need me! Grandmas gotta stick together!

Happy New Year!

Malisa

trash talk said...

Just checking in. It's after midnight here, thought you might have heard from the birthday boy. Debbie

time-worn interiors said...

Hey sis, you know good and well he's been drinking long before his birthday. I was shocked when I found out the my son at 16 was able to get alcohol any time he wanted it. Older friends go to the L store and buy for the younger ones!

To this day I tell all my children, (if I know they are going to party) DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!! I know it has to be burned in their brain by now!! They always say, "Mom you tell us that all the time", I say, "but I'm the mom and that's my job". Not sure if they listen, but it does give me some peace, hoping that they listen to that little voice in their head!! And I always try to keep that line of communication open, bring it up from time to time for discussion. Most people say, "oh I raised my kids right they won't do that", bull shit, they all try it some time or another. Kids are very good at hiding things from their parents!!

Maybe that can be the last thing to say to your grandson every time you talk on the phone, Love Ya!, BUT DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE EVER!!! Grandma wants you to be safe!

Love ya Sis!