My daughter was eighteen yesterday. We pride ourselves on our Birthday cards in the Padley family, we like to pass deep messages of truth and love. And so it was that her Birthday card from her Dad went something along these lines.
“At last. At last I can start charging you rent and asking you to contribute to the utility bills and the shopping. At last you are responsible for feeding yourself. At last you can pay your mobile phone bill, parking tickets, petrol, car insurance, car servicing and the excess when you have a crash. At last I can trust you, not to just put your dishes in the dishwasher, but to clean the kitchen to an adult standard. But, dear Jemima, let’s not misunderstand each other. We don’t ever want you to feel pressured to leave home, on the...Continue Reading