Beth Blenz-Clucas recruits Jeff Bogle to join the 2 Tunes team this week
I like parenting. Not all the time, but most days it ain’t a shabby way to spend a lifetime. But I get wistful easily, more easily with every passing moment it seems. Raising children is a joyous exercise, but for me the smiles come part and parcel with a dose of melancholy. It’s impossible to avoid really, for once they are upright, there is no more crawling. Once they master the legs out / legs back thing on the swings, there are no more puppy dog eyes pleading for one more big push. Once they grab the car keys… well, I’m not quite there yet.
Every moment that passes, every breath they take is one closer to them walking away; fleeing your protection, your helpful words of encouragement and time-tested advice.