I think about that now and I wonder what the university experience would be like if I was going as a teenager now, or even what it would be like if my children go off in 13 years' or so time. The biggest change I think I would feel is the lack of privacy and space to make my mistakes
Holding one woman up better than another does no good at all and often these kinds of things are done in the guise of feminism. Feminism means not bashing one women because she choose something you did not, feminism means not making someone wrong because you don't agree with her methods.
When they send you a text saying they love you it makes everything else worthwhile. All of it. It may be a text but hey they can use their phone all they want - those three words when you're not expecting them make you realise just how wonderful it is raising three teens ... just saying!
Worrying about how you will cope now your child has flown the nest? You're not alone. With the new university term starting this month, many parents will have said goodbye to their child leaving home for the first time.
Officially he is still in the Tween-Zone but the teens are approaching quickly, and I can see the changes kicking in as the minute's tick by. About a year ago the greasy hair arrived. Like some sort of monster from the deep lagoon, it was disgusting!
Those who may have opted for a different career path, I also wish you luck. Only time will tell how this conspicuous nightmare will pan out over the coming months but I firmly believe it will shape out our future landscapes for life.
I spend most of my time with them and I find them creative, aware, emotionally intelligent and sensitive. Feeble? Never - spend a day in the life of one of these girls and you will see they are anything but feeble!