I appreciate it very much. Yes, my daughter doubtless owes me an apology too, and we’ll talk this afternoon. Because my childhood was so odd, I have a hard time figuring out what “normal” mothers are supposed to do. I did a lot for myself when I was a kid and often took care of my younger siblings. I am very intelligent, but occasionally have the emotional maturity of child, because I just didn’t get to develop normally. Nick reminds me of that. I know that lots of people learn from scratch, and we are too. My kids can cook and bake and do all of that. They just like it when I “mother” them. And that’s okay with me for the most part. I want them to remember me that way. We need to renegotiate some rules when we move soon. It’s all a work in progress. Absolutely yes to the accountability, though. Each of these kids is going to have their own room with a LOUD alarm clock in it.
Thanks again, guys.