Saturday, 30 January 2010

Motherhood Milestone

I believe I have reached a milestone, albeit with a large dose of reluctance and caution on my part.

Miss Sunshine went to the movies this morning. With her friend. Without adults. The friend's mother dropped the girls off and I picked them up after. They saw 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' together and hopped into the car at the end as happy as two girls could possibly be. Miss Sunshine was perfectly safe ... and I survived just fine.

I suspect we will continue to proceed on such occasions with great caution. The group of kids has a lot to do with whether or not we feel comfortable allowing Miss Sunshine to experience such independence. Last time she was invited to the movies with friends Dh and I both balked when we she told us who was going along.

On the other hand, I had Miss Mischief firmly attached to my side all morning....even once we got to school (we had a working bee on) and she had the opportunity to play with her friends. Ugh. She finally extricated herself enough to go home with a little girl who lives just around the corner. Yay!

And where was Mr Busy whilst all this was going on? Working his heart out at school with the men, pulling an old retaining wall down and digging the bricks out from behind it. I reckon he earned his fair share of our family's community levy points!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

My kids haven't reached the going to the movies by themselves milestone yet, though Jack is getting close. What I'm dreading is the day when he wants to go wandering around the mall with his friends. It's coming, I fear ...


Tracy said...

Yeah, not so happy about that idea either Frances. I'm glad getting to one takes a lot of organising from where I live.