I know this is a business blog but for some reason I can't stop throwing my personal life out here. I'm having a problem. My daughters start college in a little over two weeks and I have no idea what to do with myself. When my son left he was 21 and started to reach the age where he was more of a hindrance than a help, you know when they THINK that they are grown and can talk to you any kind of way.... Anyways, my daughters do alot for my wife and I.
They help me with my technology issues, I'm horrible with Microsoft which is kind of important in my line of work. They take turns cooking dinner. I'm not sure about you but it is in a word, wonderful, to have my dinner sitting in the microwave after going to the office and then training the kids in North Sound. They take my wife grocery shopping so I don't have to, she's one of those women that take a list of 50 items, comes back with 80, and says she forgot something. My daughters cook the Thanksgiving dinner, they do the dishes, they take turns riding with me when I have to drive somewhere far for real estate and sit with me at my Open Houses because they "fear for my safety." They watched an "I Survived" where a real estate agent was attacked at an Open House. They sit with me while I watch sports even though I know they hate watching sports. But most of all they make me laugh when they know I'm upset or angry about something and they LIKE spending time with my wife and I. I mean how many teenagers get invited to "one of those parties" all parents used to attend at their age and stay home because their momma wants to have a "Twilight" movie marathon with them.
We joke about making them leave and say things like "You're 18, you're an adult" but in reality Tatiana still sleeps with a Disney Princess night light because she watched a movie in the third grade that scarred her for life. I know that I have to let go sooner or later but I'm finding it difficult. In two and a half weeks, my babies are going to be college GILRS, going to college PARTIES, hanging out with college BOYS. I shudder at the thought... Advise would be nice, if you have any. For some reason I doubt I'm the only parent that's ever had these problems.