Thursday, February 28, 2008

They grow up too fast

My baby is winging her way across the country right now. Okay, okay – she’s not really a baby. She’s 18 years old.

She’s flown solo many times. To attend a Civil Air Patrol powered flight encampment (where she was learning to fly airplanes, rather than just ride in them), to attend a CAP leadership encampment, and to attend Summer Seminar sessions at both the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Still, this marks the first time she’s gotten on an airplane by herself and will be disembarking not into the able hands of a responsible adult, but into the hands of several other 18 year olds.

Me: Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do.

Daughter: Of course I won’t.

Me: You know, that leaves you an awful lot of options.

Daughter: Stunned silence.


Anonymous said...

You seriously said that to her? Oh boy.

Sharon said...

Yes. Luckily, she has a sense of humor.

Band Nerd said...

Contrary to popular belief, one does not need to punctuate a comment with "LOL" in order for it to be funny. If she had told her daughter to "Make good choices, honey!" it wouldn't be funny, she wouldn't have written it, you wouldn't have read it and left a dumb comment, and her daughter probably would not have made good choices. It's a vicious cycle.