Amtrak, anyone?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My DD decided to go on a little trip - alone. Now I know she is almost 20 years old, and I am all for her growing up and gaining independence, but this mom business sure is hard sometimes! LOL She is on break from college and goes back next week. On Sunday she and her friend Lauren decided that she would go visit Lauren in Chicago. Its a 4 hour train ride from our city to Chicago. So I took her to the train station and after she got on the train, I worried. A LOT. I told her in the station to sit by the conductor on the train and she asked me why - I said "because you'll be safer there". I also told her not to go to sleep for fear that her things would be stolen. Yes, I know I am a bit nuts at times with all my incessant worrying. I also am quite certain she did not listen to me. I also told her to call me when she got there and found her friend at the train station. I have been to the station in Chicago - and quite honestly I was not ready for my little girl to be there all alone. She was suppose to be there by 11:30 p.m. I fell asleep and woke up at 1:30 - and she had not called . Of course I did what I normally do - started to panic. I called her and asked why she didn't call me and she said she was still on the train! They were running 2 hours behind because 2 freight trains were stuck on the tracks along the way. So - 15 minutes later she called me and said she was finally there and found Lauren. I was so relieved! Now I have to stress as she comes home tomorrow. What can I say? Anxiety is my middle name. Oh - and the picture is definitely posed. I got my camera out and she said "you act like I'm an only child or something!". Then she informed me that she would pose for ONE picture and that was it! LOL


Christie said...

She looks so cute in that picture! I'm sure she is having a great time! Try not to worry to much tomorrow.

Nikki (online name: scrapyak) said...

She is very cute, and does not look 20!! So I would worry too!
It's been so long since I've had the time to just sit and enjoy everyones your colors!
Oh and I love the slide show of Lexi, what a ham she is!! How do you ever tell her "NO" with those eyes looking up at you????

My Blog 2.0 said...

Hi Kim,
You know my feelings about trains, Chicago (better known as the C-word), and the inexplicable feeling of fright. I'm sure she did fine, but I would be afraid to trust Kris, I would be scared to death, probably would have to buy another ticket just to make sure nothing happened to him.
Terrified in Sullivan