This is the book I'm reading now. I tell ya, I thought the first part of parenting was challenging. This next phase is even harder. The French have a phrase "Deformation profesionnelle" (like the default on a computer... like when you continue to do something that you've done for so many years.) I can't seem to stop being the mom I always have been for my "away at college" son.
We haven't talked to him since we got back home last Sunday. I see him on Facebook from time to time (o.k. I'm stalking him on there, what can I say?). I miss that every day contact with him.
As my daughter quoted on Facebook, if there were not changes we would not have butterflies. So true. But sometimes I just like the cocoon.