I was talking with some of the other baseball moms at practice yesterday. We were talking about what we do for our kids. Surprisingly a lot of them let their kids fend for themselves. When it comes to breakfast, getting ready in the morning, etc. I mentioned that I make Bailey’s breakfast the night before so he can just heat it up. Usually it’s something like breakfast burritos, french toast, pancakes. One of the mothers said I was setting him up to never get married because no woman will ever be as good to him as I am, and that’s what he’ll expect. Is that true? I just think that’s part of my job as a mom. I’m home, and I’d rather him have a warm meal before school. Should I stop, so he doesn’t expect it from his future wife? And I mean everything in general. I do a lot for him. Don’t get me wrong, he is responsible for a lot of things. But, I do, and I am afraid to admit this now…but I still pick his clothes out. I just make sure he approves. I still cut his meat up for him, even though I know he can do it. There, I said it!
Is it wrong for me to want my son to marry a woman who will cook, and care for my grandchildren and son the way I care for him? I know we’re way off from the day I really have to worry about this, but it’s been on my mind. Am I setting him up for future disappointment?