I was the one taken hostage.
There have been days when I’ve had to remind myself that parenting can be a stressful and exhausting job that I’m actually paying to do.
Of course we’ll always be here. When my daughter turned 18 I was all, hoo-rah, and I’m done, I did it! I soon discovered there was still an entirely different set of life skills I still needed to teach her. It’s called adulthood.