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Empty Nest Chronicles – Week 2  (She Needs Me)

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Gabby called home today (for the 3rd time in 2 weeks) to let us know that she “has the plague.”  Of course the first words out of my mouth was “Do you want to come home?”. After all, the campus is 10 minutes from the highway my husband travels every weekday.  But being responsible and concious of her commitments, she passed on being waited on by her parents to work on her group project.  I’m worried because I don’t know if she’s eating well, getting enough rest, using the antibacterial or taking the gummy vitamins I bought before she left.

I told her to buy cold medicine, a non- drowsy and nighttime version as well as throat losenges for her sore throat.  I also gave her other recommendations that most moms in the same situation wouldgive but  I won’t bore you with those details.  Right now I want to make sure she has everything she needs to get better. I miss reminding her to take another dose because its been six hours.  I don’t know if she’s getting the proper nourishment or rest so when she calls to say she has the plague, my mommy senses remain in hyper mode.  

I’m trying my hardest not to be a Smother…