Sometimes it's easier to press the ignore button.

Dear mother,

I am out of my “allergy medicine” and my prescription has expired. Please call the doctor and get it for me.



Dear Bitchy,

I think PERHAPS if you’re able to go to a bar and order a shot of tequila, you are perfectly capable of calling and ordering your own “allergy medicine.” Frankly, you're closer to the doctor's office than I AM. And please clarify something for me- are you away at college OR NOT?



(I'm over here. It's important, people. trust me.)


Mandy said...

I'm reading it!

Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

I'm living it!!!!

Anonymous said...

growing up sucks:)

Anonymous said...

Well said, Mom. Well said.

Cheryl said...

I'm over here on the east coast reading this and sighing for you.

Being a mother never ends. Just think how nice it'll be when Bitchy and Sassy and Golden Boy all move out. Maybe they'll marry or have life partners. These posts will make adorable books for their partners, don't you agree?

Mrs Catch said...

Dear Mum
I have cricket training and forgot my gear. My clothes are dirty under my bed and my bat is at "Friend's" house 20 kilometers away. Could you get them for me?

Love Son

PS I need them by Morning Tea time...

Dear Vodkamom

Please write witty and entertaining reply, similar to above note to Bitchy. I need you.

from Catch xx

Unknown said...

yep...put on your big girl pants

Missy said...

They are so much fun, aren't they? LOL

smalltownme said...

My older son only moved as far as the Fonzie apartment over the garage...but I made him make his own dentist appointments. Yay, me!

Scope said...

Hopefully she is careful to stay clear on known allergens while she is out of her prescription meds. Or at least keeps some of the over-the-counter stuff on hand for sudden attacks.

Anne said...

Lol Scope... also... if she is old enough to willingly engage with known allergens she is CERTAINLY old enough to order them herself.

Do you suppose if you sent her a 'care package' to her dorm that was labeled:
RUSH~"Allergy Medicine Enclosed" ~ would she be mortified and stop asking for your help?

That being said... I'm pretty sure I would do just about anything to ensure my daughters had all their necessary 'precautions' needed to keep them 'safe' regardless of their age. They kinda have you over a barrel on this one.

prettylittlereckless said...

I neeeever made my mom call for "allergy meds" for me. I went to Health Services at my college like everyone else :)

J.J. in L.A. said...

Wait til she's 50. lol! In other words...it never ends.

Keyona said...

The real question is if you broke down and filled it for her.

Cheryl D. said...

My daughter demands me to do everything for her too.

It's tiring. I really try to assert myself though. I tell her she's 6! She can get off her own butt and go get the groceries for dinner.

They have to learn to do things for themselves, right?

SkylersDad said...

Over the counter never works as good as prescription, but better than taking a chance on a sudden outbreak...

Oh, now that I look up, Scope said it better!

Kyddryn said...

Hmm...as I recall, "allergy medicine" is euphemistic 'round here...and as I recall, the college I attended until I got tired of the whole mess had a free clinic that offered such medications in both pill and, ahem, topical application forms...

And one never stops bein Mom, even when one's children are grown with kids of their own. Just ask my poor, long-suffering Mum...

Shade and Sweetwater,

Kevin McKeever said...

But if it was a prescription of birth control ...

Alexandra said...

heehee! I Love It!

Gigi said...

Well, I feel sure that Bitchy just wanted you to feel like she still needed you.....nope, can't even type that with a straight face!

Irish Gumbo said...

"Tequila" is a Spanish term meaning "Claritin".

You have to know these things when you grow up. Heh.

duffylou said...

You know, legally you can't really handle her medical affairs any more as she is an adult.


Liss said...

That would have got a response from my parents saying.

Are your arms broken?
Are your legs broken?
Have you got an ebola virus?

No? No? No?

Leslie said...

I heard an awesome line that I use on my kids, "If you were a problem solving child, what would you do?" The "child" part might now work, but it IS an awesome line.

http://howtobecomeacatladywithoutthecats.blogspot.com said...

No matter how far away they are, there are some things they still want us to do for them. Luckily, Vlad now does everything for himself. Although, he may call for moral support first!

Notes From ABroad said...

Irish Gumbo said "Tequila" is a Spanish term meaning "Claritin"......

I speak Spanish now, due to circumstances beyond my control and I just wanted to let you know that Irish is right...

anymommy said...

I love the way you parent.

Grace Matthews said...

It's the fucking automated system that she is running from.

noexcuses said...

You have some really great comments above! I tend to favor the one about if she can poor a drink, then she can get a prescription filled!

I enabled my first one, talked the second one through it all, and just plain let the third one figure it out on her own! The fourth...well...she has us wrapped around her baby finger!

Funny post!

♥ Braja said...

What? I thought the tequila WAS the allergy medicine?!!

Kim said...

Come on, VM. She's too busy doing shots to make that call! :)

Marinka said...

Could you get me an ice cube for my drink, please?

CSY said...

So basically what you're saying is that even if my girl child gets to the age of moving on - I STILL have to do everything for her?!?!!? And when does THAT stop?!?!?

Wendy said...

I'm reading, but i'm like
But i'm HERE!

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