Day: 08/11/2012

They’re Supposed to Grow Up and Go Away if We Do Our Jobs Right–Right???

My son, Kevin, is beginning his second year of college. Been there and done that, right? Me, not him. It’s the second year. So, moving him into an apartment after his being back in the fold of our home all summer should be a piece of cake. Yet, I don’t want him to go. I resent the start of school that takes my son away from us. I can’t stand the empty place at dinner. I want to see his truck parked out front and know he’s safe in his bed down the hall at night. I mean, I bore him, poured my heart, soul, and many years of my life into turning out a smart, kind, independent, and all-around great kid. Sure, we’ve both screwed up here and there, but what do you expect? He was the test child. Our first go at the hardest thing in the world. But I think it’s harder for most parents to let our kids go because of all that time and effort. And knowing that once they fly the …