It is Independence Day, July the 4th!!!!! Independence is something that I think every parent wants for their children too. I would have to say, I was semi-independent. I never moved from my childhood home. When I was in my mid 20's and graduated from University, my friends were ALL having issues with their roommates or roommate boyfriends, just tons and tons of drama. I asked if I had to move out and Momma said no so I didn't. Good thing too because within a year, I had gotten very ill and was pretty much bed ridden at that point. When I got a bit better and could live on my own, I didn't want to move so I didn't. That also was a good thing too because, well, I got the vasculitis and it took 6 weeks for doctors to figure out what was wrong with me. I never really recovered from that. Then Momma started with the Alzheimer's Disease so she needed me as much as I needed her.
Here in our house, I am once again pretty independent. I pay my bills and teach my lessons. We split the house chores between all of us. Independence is so important for people and to live in a country where Independence is not only encouraged but the goal is a wonderful. Momma really wanted all of us 3 to be Independent but none of us counted on me getting so sick so young. I do think that despite my being ill, I am pretty independent.
I temporarily forgot that Calli was 13. I kept telling her she was 12. Whoops! Nothing like forgetting how old the teenager is! Acer is 8 1/2. I was speaking to a Mom who's daughter took lessons a couple of summers ago and her daughter is now 8 1/2 too. That 1/2 is so important to the kids. Me? I don't want to add anything to my age that is for sure. Heather B-T's birthday is tomorrow! Calli is giving me gray hair.
Right now, Castle is on. It is running a marathon. I love this show too. Since the kids were in the room, I muted the sound. This is an interesting episode.
Well, I think I am going to watch the marathon and play words with friends. Heather B-T and family are getting ready to go to a celebration of Independence Day!