Over the past few days my oldest son has been sick. Nothing serious, just a bad cold that has knocked him flat. Because of that I have donned my nursing hat and have been buying medication, mixing up orange juice and just generally waiting on him. I hate when my kids are sick and I try to do whatever I can to make them feel better. I wish I could wrap him in a blanket and rock him to sleep, but since he is 18 and bigger than me, that is not really an option.
As mothers we wear many different hats to take care of our children: nurse, chauffeur, teacher, confidant, counselor, cook, maid, and many others. I love being all of those things for my kids (except maybe chauffeur) and as the days of having our oldest son living with us are coming to an end, I wonder what will happen to all my hats?