he’s leaving home

As Gregory and I have the privilege of packing, procuring, and preparing this week to send our very last baby off to college to study film…in between the CELEBRATION of his radiant success and thoughts of the GLORIOUS ADVENTURES that lay in front of him — and the HACKING SNOTTY SOBS OF MY MAMA BELLY CRIES — I am reminded of when our marvelous middle child left for college a few years ago. After she was gone, I stood in her bedroom…and despite being surrounded by all of her stuffed animals, her trophies, her photos, her awards, her Goosebumps books, and her cheerleading sweaters, it felt…so empty. I honestly sobbed like she had died. But, WHAT A TIME she had!

And, now, here we are again, getting ready to launch another one off to fill his brain with wisdom and his heart with memories…and all I can think of is just how FAST it all went by.


About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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1 Response to he’s leaving home

  1. gijlyons says:

    I feel ya, Muffy.
    Tempus Fucken Fugit, Yo. 😦

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