Saturday, September 18, 2010

Empty Nest Discovery #25: Parenting Is A Tough Job

Since my son's been home, I have had little contact with the outside world--and not just because I want to spend every spare moment with him. I've been busy cooking, cleaning, shopping and doing laundry. You won't believe this, but he brought home dirty laundry, and dirty dishes as well. That's got to be a first. I'm sending him back to his dorm with a large bag of paper plates, paper bowls and plastic silverware (sorry, Mother Earth). I just stopped to think about the fact that I did this and more, by myself, every day for almost 19 years. I've been patting myself on the back all day.

Photo by Ruth

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