I'm sure many of you with children have already or are currently going through separation anxiety. Not the kind where your child won't leave your side, but the kind where you can see your child slipping away slowly from your constant hovering and smothering love. Well, Atticus came home yesterday with a surprise in his backpack. His friend's phone number! And she's a girl. Here I go, acting like my parents probably did when I was a kid.
Well, the idea that a cute little Turkish girl from Atticus' class sent her phone number home with Atticus started me thinking about how I'm going to react when my sons start to date. Of course I'll have trouble seeing my sons slip away, but I hope I can be open to the girls they choose. I also hope I can raise my boys to be good men. For now, its not hard to accept the cute little girls in Atticus' class.