I’m grateful that my children (twin boys 20 and daughter nearly 18) are kind-hearted, good and sensible young adults.
I don’t publish current day photographs of my kids on my blog, so chose a photo from some years back to use today. Why oh why did I not write the date or ages of my children on the back of photographs back then? Hmmm…at a guess, I think MissM might be around 4 and the boys perhaps around 6. This was a photograph organised through their school. I remember it being taken in the school hall.
My children are not perfect. I do worry about my boys but I can vouch for the fact that boys take considerably longer than girls to mature! They are both at University but neither have part-time jobs and don’t seem to try too hard to find one! Should I come down harder on them – insisting they get part-time work? Neither of them have their driver’s license and don’t seem interested in pursuing that either (that will definitely not help in getting a girlfriend!!). They did get their Learners and had some lessons with a driving school and some with MrMM but then it fizzled out as they seemed to lose interest. I guess one good thing is that I don’t have to worry about them driving. However, they are in the car with their friends driving! Just quietly, I think they are waiting till they are 25 when the 100 hours of driving is not required (see here) as they don’t like driving lessons with MrMM and I can’t do it (I’m a nervous wreck!).
MissM doesn’t cause me much worry. She has a boyfriend who I like. She is smart and organised, though her room is always a pig sty! She has about 80 hours of driving done so just 20 more to go! She will have her Provisional licence well before the boys! She is at University and she has two part-time jobs!
So while there are the odd niggling thing that causes me concern and some late nights out that keep me up pacing until they are home, I am very thankful and grateful that that is all! My children are not into alcohol or drugs. They are not abusive or rebellious. They don’t smoke. They are kind-hearted and sensible and for that I am very grateful.
Today I’m linking of with Leigh of Six by the Bay and her Thankful Thursday
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