can't sleep...waiting for my son to come home

Canada
August 6, 2007 10:19pm CST
It's past 11 and I am really tired, and I want to sleep but I am waiting for my son to come home from New York City, where they competed in a DragonBoat tournament this weekend. So I spend time on myLot, while anxiously waiting for the door to open and for my son to come clattering upstairs, with all his gear. For all you moms out there: are you a worrywart like me? can't sleep until your baby chicks are home in bed? How about you kids? Do you hate it when your mom fusses over you? Share your stories...:-{
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6 responses
@patgalca (15900)
• Orangeville, Ontario
7 Aug 07
You don't mention how old your son is but I don't think I would sleep until my kids are home. Now my girls are 11 and 14 right now and usually when my older daughter goes out to a movie or a party, a ride is required by a parent whether it be me or her friend's parent. Either way I have to wait up. Some may feel, however, that I don't need to wait up for her when she is babysitting a few doors down. But I do. I will not go to bed until my kids are home... which is why they need to learn to call when they are going to be late. I am a night owl to begin with, but I know I will never be able to go to sleep before my kids are home from where ever they are. I don't blame you for waiting up. I would rather wait up and have my kid home safe than to fall asleep only to be awakened by a phone call from the police or hospital, or worse - wake up in the morning to find they didn't make it home at all. You are not a worry wart. You are a parent. Well, you are a mother. My husband goes to bed before my kids do. LOL! I know you are looking forward to seeing your son and hearing all about his weekend.
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• Canada
7 Aug 07
My son just turned 29 in May! He came home after midnight finally and I rushed down to meet him. I was just so happy he's safe! And what did I get? "Mom, I'm almost 30! Stop babying me!" I did not care. I told him that caring for your child does not stop when they reach the age of majority. Anyway, I went to bed happy. And he brought me home some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory in Buffalo(we don't have the C/F in Toronto, and he knows how much I love cheesecake). Now: isn't that the kind of kid any Mom would wait up for (pardon the dangling participle!)? Thanks for a wonderful response. :-D
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@patgalca (15900)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Aug 07
Hurray for cheesecake! Hurray for your son! :) Thanks for best response mark.
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• Canada
18 Aug 07
You're welcome. patgalca! Cheesecake is good nutrition, you know...dairy and protein...what more can we ask???!!! Have a wonderful weekend! :-D
@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
i am such a worry-wart too! i can totally relate to what you're going through. however, i worry not about my children who are still young and are not yet capable of going out on their own. i worry more about my husband. you see, years ago when we were still newly-weds, he was held up by some unscrupulous men, who turned out to be delinquent policemen. it was midnight and he tried to run away but one of the men fired shots in the air so my husband stopped in his tracks and raised his hands. they caught up with him and took his stuff. after rumagging inside his bag, they took his wallet, palmtop and other stuff then beat him up. meanwhile, i was at home waiting for him until i fell asleep. i was woken the next morning to be informed that he was found in the street and was brought to his parents' house. when i went there, i cried seeing him black and blue. we brought him to the hospital. from then on, i am always worried whenever he comes home late. sometimes, he gets annoyed at me for always wanting to know where he is but i am just afraid that something might happen to him again. i don't want to endure that nightmare again.
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• Canada
7 Aug 07
What your hubby went through is horrible! Where did this happen? Was it in a big city, or was it in the suburbs? Such incidents involving rogue police officers is very scary. Here, we tell children that if they think they are in danger, to run to a police officer. That doesn't sound like a good idea in your case. I would be very worried too if I were in your shoes. I would never be able to sleep until he's home safe! That's why I always pray to the Guardian Angels, especially to St. Michael, to keep my loved ones safe. Thanks for your response and I hope you and your family will always be safe from those hoodlums! :-D
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@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
it's ironic isn't it? that you're supposed to tell policemen if you're in danger but here in my country, some of them are the hoodlooms themselves. so it's sometimes hard to trust them around here. anyway, thank you for your good wishes. i hope by the time you're reading this reply, you're son is safe at home already. let him know you just care for him, that's why you worry about him. and i hope i didn't scare you even more with my husband's experience.
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@welllife (90)
• China
9 Aug 07
you are a very good mom,as good as my mother,my mother is olso wait me until late if I get home late,So every mom is good,nothing can separate the mom and her son.
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• Canada
9 Aug 07
You are so right, welllife! The bond between mother and son is a very strong one....I hope you don't keep your Mom up late too often! She needs her beauty sleep, all moms do! LOL! Thanks for your response. :-D
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 07
Lol yes I do and even though I live 3 1/2 hours away from my Kids I still worry about them and it takes me all my Strength not to start phoning them from midnight lol to see that they are home safe I think most Mums are like that Hugs to you ((((((((((((Goddess))))))))) Hope he is home by now
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• Canada
7 Aug 07
I know exactly what you mean! They are so mortified when I call them and they are out with friends late at night (he is 29 and she is 24) but I don't care. Besides, I got cheesecake! He brought me home a big slice from the Cheesecake Factory--what a wonderful boy! But of course, he growled at me, "What are you doing up so late? Go to bed!" And when I told him I worry when he's out late, he accused me of babying him! I don't care, and I'm not going to change either, hahahahaha! Love ya Angel/Gissi Mum Hugs back at ya' and the Boy {{{{{{{{gabs/gissi}}}}}}}
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@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
you are not a worrywart, you are "MOM".
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• Canada
7 Aug 07
Thanks, tuffy999. And I love being a Mom...thanks for your response! :-D
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@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
My sons were very dependable except when they were teenagers. They would go to their friends's houses, they had two, Greg and Charles. Only they would go to one friend's house, play some games and watch Tv, then without telling us, they would go to the other friend's house and they would get so engrossed in what they were doing, that they forgot to phone home. So we had to phone around until we got hold of them. I could not go to bed or go to sleep until they were in the house.
• Canada
10 Aug 07
That's exactly what my kids did when they were young and it drove me nuts! That is why I made it a point to get all their friends' phone numbers, because, more often than not, they will get so deep into whatever they were doing I will be tearing my hair out before they even realize I'm frantic. Fortunately, their friends' moms are very nice, and they will get fed! so no worries about going hungry. Hmmmm. I never thought about that--maybe it was a "comment" on my cooking! LOL!!! Good response, suspenseful! :-D