Linda is our host of SoCS every Saturday and JusJoJan for the month of January.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “let go.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think “let go.” Enjoy!
The first thing that popped into my head using the prompt was “LET GO OF MY HAIR!” I remember far too many skirmishes when my daughters were young, ending with that scream. As a parent I hoped that my daughters would be good friends. They seemed to go through periods of being best friends and then worst enemies. Both would swear that the other got away with things that they did not. The reality is, that they could not be more different if they tried.
I love them both. I am proud of them for different reasons. In all honestly, I also wish they made different choices sometimes. A mother doesn’t have much, if any, say in what their adult children do. I had to let go of my own hopes for them. They get to decide what they want their life to look like. I am very glad the hair pulling stage is long gone.