I can do it myself. As a mother of three daughters, I have heard this mantra many times. Let me brush your hair. I can do it myself. Let me tie your shoes. I can do it myself. Let me wash your hair. I can do it myself. Let me drive you there. I can do it myself. Let me fill out your FAFSA. I can do it myself.
So here we are, 12 days before college classes start, and we are not registered for classes, I have not signed any student loans, dorm is not paid for, and everytime I inquire as to the status of these arrangements, I get "I don't know" as a response. What happened to "I can do it myself"?
I sit on the edge of my seat; waiting to see if they can do it themselves. My heart almost stopping. Wanting to jump in and take care of it all myself. It would be so easier to my peace of mind if i could just take care of it all for them. This is the sort of thing that turns a mother's hair grey.