I love you with all my heart but sometimes you drive me argghhh!!! I can imagine it’s probably not easy for you to accept this
… But you’re going to have to…
Not 1 or 11… 21
Old enough to choose to take a plane to
Old enough to get married and have a dozen kids if I so pleased
Old enough to go out and come home later than 11pm without getting locked out and having you document what minute of what hour I get in
I know you’ve done your best
In your lifetime, you’ve been through things that would make a lesser woman crumble
You’ve fought for yourself, you’ve fought for me… you’ve fought
But it’s time to just sit back and breathe mummy
You’ve raised me well enough that you should trust that I can take care of myself sometimes… that I have some common sense, discretion… some smarts
You can’t protect me from life mummy cos if you do… it’ll sneak up on me
And maybe then I won’t be prepared.
I’m 21 mummy… let me breathe.