Cutting the Apron Strings– Again

apron garden

apron garden (Photo credit: klynslis)

When did my baby boy become a man?  When did the curly-haired running toddler become a cross country champion?  When did the curious pre-schooler who collected rocks and built towers grow into a pre-med student ready for his first semester at college?  I remember the day the voice deepened.  I remember when he towered above me.  Now this man is ready to go out in the world far away from me.  I thought I cut the apron strings many times before like his first day of school, his first week away at boy scout camp, starting middle school, starting high school, and now I must cut again.

The heartstrings are never cut.  We will always be connected.  I find myself asking Did I prepare him enough?

Cooking pot kockum
Cooking pot kockum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

How do you thrive during apron string cutting?  (Humor me please.)

 

For a peek into a new book about the ups and downs of parenting check out www.sweetchildofminebook.wordpress.com.   DeAnna Adler’s site is inspirational.  She’s been on quite a journey as parent to famed drummer Steven Adler.

May you each thrive as you cut apron strings.  (I wonder how many of these strings this apron of mine has?)

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About jjbailey

Professional Parent, Author, creative homemaker, and endangered species.
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5 Responses to Cutting the Apron Strings– Again

  1. Superb blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

    • jjbailey says:

      I don’t know of any groups or forums specifically for letting go. Check other parent bloggers or LinkedIn groups. I’m sorry that my social media savvy is very limited. Good luck!

  2. I enjoy your writing style truly enjoying this site. “Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.” by Benjamin Disraeli.

  3. Kristin says:

    Can’t wait to take the time to read the book I will be of great help to me

    • Mom says:

      You have only just begun, enjoy being in the moment of every day life marches on fast! I know from personal experience.

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