Good friends warned me. Men and women who, right before me, experienced sons. They advised me that my son would out of the blue and abruptly not want to commit time with me. He would, they stated, depart my camp. They stated he would 1st depart me and then depart my spouse. At the time it was difficult to consider. He was so joyful, so entertaining, so quite fired up about the world and all of its presents.
And then, of course, he did. He discovered his personal pursuits, his personal people, his independence. That was quite a few many years ago and I did my ideal to enable him go. It’s superior, it is fantastic, it is the way parenting is intended to be. They mature and drive you absent and hopefully, if anything is correct, they arrive back.