My eighteen year old son said something very funny-but-leaning-on-obnoxious (as only that wise one can) to me yesterday and I responded, "You'll miss me next year..." My son leaves for college in August and that life event is much closer than I'd like. I tried so hard to do everything "right" when he was little, that I needed my husband to remind me to have fun. Being a mom was so important to me and I just didn't want to screw it up. I don't know if so many of my mom's thoughts and fears revolved around me like mine do around my kids, but I doubt it. My mom had five children to raise and only Dr. Spock for assistance. I only have two children, much more education and countless parenting and child development books, and yet I continue to reflect and ruminate.
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