I have a million things going on in real life my daughter moved out today to start life as a grown up proper, and my little boy starts school tomorrow but being the terrible parent I am lol I do not really have concerns about either.
My daughter and her fiance are both sensible and though I know they will struggle with their budget I also know they will shout if they need help so nothing to panic over there. My little boy has been attendin nursery since 18 months old and his speech is coming on in leaps and bounds and I have no doubts he will charm everyone he meets so again no reason to worry.
So while do I feel bad that I am not a jibbering wreck over either of their life changes? Does it make me a bad mum that I will not be in floods of tears when I leave my four year old tomorrow or that neither will he? I want my children to have the same spirit of strength and independence I had to feel they can spread their wings and soar but to so many others I know this is seen as not caring. But you know what I really don’t care my daughter is in her second year at uni and I am incredibly proud of her because it was not easy but that strength ensured she didn’t gove up on her dreams she studied harder re-sat where needed and got on the course she wanted I was a little pushy when she was little but never to the point where she felt pressure only a sense of self belief that if she tried hard enough she could do anything and I will be the same with my boy wherever his path takes him.