Summer is a rather awkward time for our family, and it’s been that way for a number of years. Even before the boys graduated from high school, summer was a time when our normal family routine fell to pieces and every year we had to reset expectations and boundaries—No, the car does not belong to you so you still have to ask before making plans. Yes, we do expect you to tell us when you make other plans for dinner. Yes, you live here too and we know you need to be able to invite your friends over.
Young adult children want to be treated like young adults (even when they don’t act like they are) and parents can have trouble remembering how grown up their “kids” are. Their wings are strong and flight-worthy, but we’re all crammed into this little nest together for just a while longer.Filed under independence | Comment (0)