First of all, you seem, ON THE OUTSIDE, to be a far far braver mama than I.
You quite calmly write how your firstborn is off to start his exciting independant life http://englishmum.com/sniggering-silly-voices-new-beginnings.html
Having read your blog for yonks ( I know, I said yonks... It's my blog! ) I feel like I've watched him grow into this fine young man ready for anything. ( Not in a stalker way mind. )
I TOTALLY blame the parents. You did a brilliant job.
I blogged when my firstborn went two years ago. The tears. The tantrums. The histrionics. All mine of course!
She went back for her third year on the train. All by herself!
Last night I spent an age and a second mortgage getting train tickets for me n the second born to look round the London School of Finance for his chosen Uni next year.
If he passes his exams ( he'd better! ) I'll seriously need counselling when he goes!!
Is it bad then that me and the HG are kinda hoping she stays on at Uni/gets awesome job with mansion included/ instead of coming home next September? That clever almost three year age gap planned second pregnancy actually wasn't that clever at all. To all new prospective parents. Aim for two years max. That way you will be guaranteed a teenage free house for at least the majority of one year!!!
Of course you will all know I'm joking. I'm dreading the time they finally do flee the nest.
So Becky, I have a word of warning to your youngest....please be warned that you will be massively over mothered in the next few weeks. You will be cosseted, baked for, loved more! Nows the time to ask for something!
Rachel *been there* Radiostar x