In another hour I will be on the road with my family taking my two oldest children to university. We rented a minivan for the move. It will be a pretty packed vehicle going down.
I took my daughter out to Chapters last night and we talked about the transition. For my kids, this is a very exciting time. Away from home. A new environment. New friends. New adventures.
For me, this is a significant change. Children away from home. Separation. Concern.
My daughter asked me if I was excited for her. And of course I am. I told her that I was so very proud of her. I am a fortunate father. But, I told her, it doesn’t mean that I don’t feel sad about the transition. It is only natural to miss your children.
The time has passed so quickly.
What about my youngest son? What does he think about the change? Well, he quite likes the minivan we rented for the move. It has a DVD player. And that is really cool. Will he miss his older brother and sister?
“Uh huh. But, I am going to have to teach you how to play some computer games on the XBOX Dad. Because Josh and Tara are away.”
The perspective of children. So refreshing.