When your child leaves for college, there is plenty of advice on the transition. What no one warns you about is when they come back.
if I see your wild, panicky eyes; your somewhat disheveled appearance that may or may not include glitter; your car that looks like someone lives in it – know that I’m silently raising a fist to you in solidarity. We got this. Project Mayhem will not defeat us!
WATER IS A MIRACLE CURE. If they’re cranky, turn on a sprinkler, hand them water balloons or spray them with a hose. If it’s after 5pm, stick them in the tub. I don’t know how it works, but I don’t know how rocket science works, either. My place is not to question but to embrace the miracle.
When you are raising three kids, birth order becomes a real “thing” My boys are all very quick and more than happy to point out when one gets preferential treatment. But they know the answer to the question “Am I your favorite?” is “YES!” – to all of them.
f I could tell the 2004 me one thing, it would be “enjoy the ride.” It’s bumpy and scary and filled with twists and turns that you never see coming, but my goodness, is it worth it.