In what will surely be a ridiculously short amount of time my two "babies" will be so independent I wont know what to do with myself. While walking Ash to piano lessons the other day I wondered at what point I'd let him start walking by himself (his piano teacher's studio is just 4 doors down the street), and then quickly decided. Never. I suppose at some point I'll need to let go of them a little bit, and to some extent I already have - they are essentially being raised by many other parents in the village every Monday through Friday when I drop them off in completely capable and loving hands so that I can go to work. They've certainly proven that my presence isn't always necessary for them to thrive. Which I suppose I should be thankful for, and I guess I am, but one thing is most absolutely definitely certain. I will walk Ash to piano lessons until he's married. And then his partner can take over. There are just some things that can't be let go of, ya know?