The Separation

There are many things I find confounding when it comes to parenting, and so many, many different stages and milestones our children go through and accomplish.

Many are we are not ever told of, although if we closely look at what our parenting counterparts speak about, we’ll see that they are ever so common.

Milestones like crawling and walking, public tantrums and fussy eating.

Like starting school and turning eight/into an obnoxious and rude little snot.

Like mastering times tables and traversing school yard politics and friendships.

Like that period of months where every photo you take of them their face is obscured by a strategically placed middle finger. Aimed directly at you.

Like that moment then they no longer argue with you about spending family time together, and instead

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