Cutting those Apron Strings

It’s time to let you go~

I wish it was easier, a clean break,

but it’s not that easy to sever the invisible umbilical cord that ties you to me.

Oh, I know you are a big boy now.

You’ve been showing me through your attitude and actions,

that I’m no longer the most important person in your life.

I get it, I really do.

You’ve got jobs, and bills, and relationships to juggle,

a social life, and an image to maintain.

And I cramp your style~

with my endless probing questions:

“Do you have plans? Should I expect you for dinner?

Have you moved your car so I can get out of the driveway?

Is this your laundry in the dryer?”

I’m sure its tough, having to re-heat a home cooked meal,

or grabbing that clean towel from the closet,

or even sharing those 500 channels and free internet with the rest of us.

You need a break free from these apron strings.

So I release you, young man~

it’s time to leave this nest.

You’re welcome to visit,

but please call ahead~

I may have other plans.

© annettealaine-2013

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