My children bring me much joy. They are grown now and I am enjoying the grandkids, but when they were little i could not wait to see their faces in the morning. I was probally too attached to my kids, maybe why we are so close today. There was nothing I did not do for my girls, whom all were good kids and all have college degrees working in their skilled area. We spent lots of time together as a family, i helped with homework, we took family trips and i always allowed they to bring a friend. ( at no cost to the parent) We had family talks about dating, attire, school work etc. There was not hidden agenda's they understood my rules and i understood their feelings. I would not trade anything for the time we spent together. I love children that is why I took in more than 15 of my children's friends, and has worked in Education for more than 25 years. Today i watch my two daughters and their family continue the tradition of being great moms, that alone is enought to get up for each day.