An Endless Supply of Wants and Needs

My wife, my family. Happy Mothers’ Day!

Mothering, Marriage and Menopause

Someone asked me the other day “When do your kids begin needing you less?”  I had to stop and think.  We have three young men of ages 26, 24, and 22.  Do they need me less….then when?  Then when they were newborns?  Yep…all of them are weaned and no one is still on the bottle.  Then when they were in preschool?  You bet…I have not cleaned up an “accident” in twenty years.  Then when they were in grade school?  Well yes…it’s been 12 years since I carried ten flashlights in my purse for a week while “helping” with a science fair project.  What about when they were in high school?  Again. Yes…I have not been called into the principal’s office for years.  No one has pretended to be hit by a car in front of a teacher or been accused of taking ecstasy while popping an ibuprofen in a long…

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  1. Such a lovely post and very helpful. We have been virtually on our own for seven years now and I identified with almost every beautiful word your wife said. I think I was meant to read this today. So glad her story had a happy ending 😀 for you both.

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