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AIBU to be sad about DS's GF?

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tripletrouble Sat 31-Dec-16 18:52:11

He is 16 and has a girlfriend for the first time. She is lovely, and he is happy- but I miss him! He is staying over at her place for New Years Eve- the first time he has not been home for NYE. I want to be happy for him, but cannot help thinking of the old rhyme - a daughter is your daughter all your life, your son is your son till he takes a wife. I do not want to be one of those MIL everyone hates, but we miss him and so do his sisters, and the house is very quiet without him! Any Mumsnet words of wisdom?

WorraLiberty Sat 31-Dec-16 18:55:19

Any Mumsnet words of wisdom?

Yes. Punch yourself in the face every time you find yourself repeating that god awful rhyme.

BravoPanda Sat 31-Dec-16 18:55:36

Invite her to your house to stay over soon and make her feel welcome too smile he'll be at yours more often then too.

Soubriquet Sat 31-Dec-16 18:56:21

They gotta grow up sometime

Let him be happy. You've had him for 16 years. Let go and be proud of the son you've raised

Rubberubberduckduck Sat 31-Dec-16 18:57:07

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bunnylove99 Sat 31-Dec-16 18:58:25

I dont hsve much wisdom but YANBU. I would be sad too. But you have mentioned two huge pluses in your post: gf is lovely; you still have DDs at home. How would you feel is gf was a boot and DS your only child? Always look on brightside and enjoy NYE. And you don't sound like you will make a nightmare MIL!

PurpleDaisies Sat 31-Dec-16 18:58:45

If it helps, I never spent New Year's Eve at home after the age of 16.

That mantra thing you're on about is rubbish.

Bobtheblob Sat 31-Dec-16 18:58:51

Well one of my SIL's and I both see more of our joint IL's than of our own sides of our own families so it's not always true. It depends on the family! My IL's made me feel part of the family from day 1.

mayemerald Sat 31-Dec-16 18:59:22

I'll get flamed but i do think there is some truth in that rhyme. At least you have daughters smile

CurbsideProphet Sat 31-Dec-16 18:59:58

The alternative is that he never meets anyone and stays at home with you forever!

Musicaltheatremum Sat 31-Dec-16 19:00:01

Ha ha, he's 16! Don't overthink it. Just try and be pleasant towards her so he'll bring her home. My son's girlfriend and I message each other from time to time. She's 19 he's 21.

Crispsheets Sat 31-Dec-16 19:01:22

What a ridiculous thing to think. Its nauseating.
My ds is 17 and has a girlfriend. They spend more time here than at hers. Possibly because she has a single bed 😂

NavyandWhite Sat 31-Dec-16 19:01:41

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CurbsideProphet Sat 31-Dec-16 19:02:05

My DP sees his mum regularly and took several weeks off work to look after her when she had major surgery smile

BuzzoffBoob Sat 31-Dec-16 19:02:53

I think that old rhyme is a load of rubbish tbh. Don't concern yourself with it.

angryangryyoungwoman Sat 31-Dec-16 19:03:05

Worra grin

Laiste Sat 31-Dec-16 19:04:03

You'd be more worried if he was sat at home year after year wouldn't you though? flowers

We raise kids to be happy adults. Happy adults spread their wings and enjoy life without a guilt complex about their parents. Keep reminding yourself of this. And yes, invite her round for dinner one eve soon and welcome them wholeheartedly as a couple. It will make all the difference to how much you see of him from now on if you can do this with all his GFs.

FannyCradock Sat 31-Dec-16 19:06:01

At least you know where he is and won't be getting a call at 3am to pick him up from some random house party.

bimbobaggins Sat 31-Dec-16 19:06:56

My 13 year old ds is going to a friends house to stay tonight so I'll be on my own. I'm happy that he's got nice friends to spend time with .

Yellowbird54321 Sat 31-Dec-16 19:09:06

Aw OP, my words of wisdom would be: I understand how you're feeling but it's all part of them growing up, so in that way it's as it should be, and don't worry you've not lost him - they do come back wink flowers

Groovee Sat 31-Dec-16 19:13:02

Dd is 16, no boyfriend we know off but has a very active social life!

Benedikte2 Sat 31-Dec-16 19:14:08

If you don't nag him but just give a hug when he comes home and tell him it was strange without him etc he'll stick around. If you make him feel guilty etc he'll not feel the same about you. Hard but that's what good mothers have to do if they want happy autonomous children.

WorraLiberty Sat 31-Dec-16 19:14:36

As the mother of 3 boys (one of whom has left home), I can guarantee your sons are your sons for the rest of your life.

Especially if they don't have a fucking washing machine or happen to be 'just passing' when they know you're cooking a fry-up hmm grin

TrillKitten Sat 31-Dec-16 19:15:41

Sod NYE plans; put yourself in time out and have a serious think about whether you know we're entering *2017*. Quit it with that gross sexist crap already.

WonderMike Sat 31-Dec-16 19:15:49

My advice would be to consider whether you'd still want him at home under your feet in 30 years time grin

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