Growing Pains

I've been suffering them this summer. Much to Boy's annoyance. 

I've been calling him a teenager, getting his birth date wrong (I know, right. And I was there. All 27 hours of the whole process). 

My Boy is all growed up.

Last Monday, he graduated from the University of Lincoln having successfully secured his BA (hons) in Advertising and Marketing. He's now on the depressing hamster wheel that is the job hunt.

You have to understand, I'm not coping well. 

You'll remember I didn't cope well when he turned 13 and officially became a teenager. I'm not coping well now either.

The thing is, it's a bit of a given that a parent will love their children (or at least it should be), but I like him. I genuinely like him as a person in his own right. I respect his values and I love his sense of humour. He's kind and generous, he's supportive and ambitious. And yes, we drive each other nuts occasionally. 

He's gone from this:


to this:




Could I be any more proud of him? I don't think I could, I'm at bursting point as it is. As he's all growed up, I suppose I'd better refer to him by his grown up name: Rowan.

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  1. Congratulations and best wishes for the young man !

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    1. Thank you darling.

      I'll pass that on.

      xx

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  2. Congrats on the honors degree! Best wishes!

    And congrats Roses! Well done!

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    1. I'll pass that on.

      And thank you, I'm just the mum. He's done all the hard work.

      xx

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  3. Anonymous3:17 pm

    Such a handsome young man, and a scholarly one too! Wishing him all the best in his job search.

    You are rightly proud, Roses. You raised him properly. But how could you not? You're a gorgeous woman, inside and out, and you've passed all that on to Rowan.

    Ponita xoxoxo

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    1. Isn't he just? (again, I'm totally biased)

      Thank you darling. He's worked hard. I raised him, probably not very properly, he's come out right despite my best efforts. He's just lovely.
      xxx

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  4. Cheers to you both! It all happens so FAST, doesn't it? Capt Chaos is going to be 46 this year!!!!! IT.IS.IMPOSSIBLE. right? xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Oh no! 46?! How?

      *goes off to lie down in a darkened room*

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  5. Well done, all round.

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    1. What wonderful news! Thank you for sharing such a momentous personal moment with us. We are truly honored & so happy for y'all!

      Cheers & Congratulations on a fantastic & an amazing accomplishment!

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      It is a grand achievement to graduate from college, even more impressive to do so with honors. May you always find yourself in the company of good people & good friends. And if you should ever find yourself lost or surrounded by chaos, may you remember that you've got the skills, strength, & heart to find your way, that you were raised with courage, hope, & love. Always remember that you are not alone, that you've got a great mother & an amazing support group who cheer for you & wish you the best.

      Life is what you make of it, so make yours full of life!

      Cheers & Congratulations, to an outstanding young man & to his extraordinary mother!

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    2. Aww....thanks darling.

      As always, your words move me.

      Massive hugs
      xx

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  7. Blimey, it only seems like yesterday that he went away to Uni!
    Congratulations and all the best of luck to the young man!!
    Sx

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    1. It only seems like yesterday he was bloody 3! Honestly, I'm struggling with this. He's my BABY damn it.

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  8. Congratulations to Rowan, and to you for supporting him.
    Now, do you need to have a lie down with a vodka to get over it all?

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    1. Thanks hon. I've been drinking a lot of gin recently.

      I can't say it's helped.

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  9. Heartiest congratters, Rowan. Well done, Roses.
    Regards, Mike and Ann.

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    1. Thanks Mike!

      Best wishes to you both. x

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  10. Right.
    Now that you kicked him out - did you change the locks ?

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    1. I haven't. I'm still enjoying his company. I'm not looking forward to the day he does move out. He makes me laugh and laugh.

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    2. Ahh ... mothers ...
      I'm glad to see that you and yer son have a good relationship. It is not always that usual, at least I know some not so nice examples. I think you did something really well !

      Best wishes to Dave, hope he's doing well.

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