#dosomethingyummy - Link Up - Week 1Each week throughout February, Nickie will be providing a writing prompt. This weeks prompt is this... "What Your Children Mean To You". A choice of three types of post were provided:-
- Personal post. Why did you have children? How have they changed your life?
- Yummy post. Do you have any experience of childhood cancer?
- Creative writing. Imagine your child can't be at home with you. You are missing them terribly. How do you feel?
I’ve broken the rules a bit. I’ve picked the subject matter of number three but the post is a personal piece rather than being a piece of creative writing. The reason behind this rule breaking rebellion is that I live with the reality of my eldest son being away from me for half of each week. Six and a half years ago, I separated from The Eight Year Olds Dad and since that time my eldest son has split his time 50-50 between his two parents. This has resulted in a boy who is loved by many, who is happy, well balanced, and who has a real sense of family.
As my son has became more independent I can relax a little more, knowing he can phone me if he wants to talk to me when we are apart – he never does though, always completely lost in the moment whichever house he is at. We have been lucky that he has never once been sad at leaving one house to go to the other. I have always been amazed by, and completely relieved about, that.
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