Today's post is on a more personal note.
In a few hours we will be dropping our oldest child off at college. It scares the living daylights out of me. He is going beyond the range of our safety net.
I hate to be cliche, but where did the time go? It really does pass in the blink of an eye.
Blink--kindergarten. Blink again--junior high. Blink--ohmyheck he's driving. And now he's out the door and on his way.
He's a great kid and I know he'll do well, but what can I say? I'm a mother. I worry.
So, as I enter this new phase of parenting, I'm open to advice.
All you parents who have done this before--what are the dos and don'ts? What worked for you? Any mistakes I should avoid?
And all you youngsters out there--what did your parents do that you appreciated? How did they help? How did they not help?
I look forward to lots of useful comments. Please... I'm desperate.
And because I'm old and feeling particularly nostalgic, here's a very sappy but true Joni Mitchell video: Circle Song