Helaine is going to college tomorrow to ‘fetch’ Stef and bring her back for her spring break. We are looking forward to her being here.
Of course there are challenges we face when our 18-year old returns that we didn’t face with our 8-year old. She’s been in college and answerable to no one but herself.
It’s doubtful any parent approves of every thing their child does at college. Ignorance is bliss.
Now, compromise is in order. Helaine and I will have to be more understanding of a child who is mostly an adult… and our child will have to be understanding of parents who’d like to put her in bubble wrap.
Will it work? Can both sides move enough to avoid conflict? Probably not. We’ll try.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to having this mostly adult child home. I want to see how college has ‘aged’ her… then again, maybe not.