Sometimes I feel like someone died and we didn't have a funeral. We didn't even acknowledge that anything died. We didn't have the time or the emotional capacity to do so. My dad told me years later that he didn't miss farming, but as my brother said in his eulogy for my dad at his funeral, he remained a farmer all his life.
Help for the Easter Bunny!
The days of the cute Easter Bunny enhancing the high holy days of Christendom are now over. Camouflage Easter eggs and baskets make it possible for parents to use the holiday as an opportunity to expand their children's intellectual acuity and competency in hunting. You'll never hear the words "Easter egg hunt" in the same way again!
Premature Empty Nest
I thought I'd be okay with this. I thought I'd been encouraging my child's independence his whole life in part to prepare him for life as a productive adult but also to prepare me for his launch into adulthood. I've heard all about the Empty Nest Syndrome, all about the benefits and sense of loss for parents when their babies fly the coop. What I have heard NO ONE say is that many teenagers leave, for all practical purposes, years before they go to college or leave home at 18.
Law & Order Criminal Intent: Albright Edition
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