leave behindQuick link: The Things Teenagers Leave Behind

Today I have a web exclusive piece at Brain Child. This essay was hard to write, you’ll see why when you read it. I sort of bare my soul about sending our kids to boarding school through writing about what they leave behind when they return to school after breaks.

They leave stuff and messes and memories. I guess it is what we leave at my parent’s and Tom’s parent’s when we come back to Djibouti. And they also leave a mom who feels like a failure and who knows she isn’t one. They leave a mom in tears and a mom who knew from before they were born that parenting is about making easy choices.

It is scary to be so honest in a public space but I also believe there is value in that kind of vulnerability.

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