Not very. He lives several states away from me.
Mind if I steal your answer verbatim, as it fits exactly what I was going to say?
Be my guest. :)
Only when they drag me in
too much i am beginning to think
Well, if 18 is really an adult or a big kid who can drive. Still completely supporting
I'm one of the lucky parents.....I like being around my kids and they like being around me. Even if they weren't my kids, they, are the kind of people I'd choose as friends....intelligent, funny, honest, trustworthy, caring. My job "parenting" them is done. I don't give advice unless they seek me out and i don't meddle. We spend our time together doing things that we enjoy and are of mutual interest.
As much as they let me be. I don't believe we ever stop needing one another, but needing someone doesn't make you insufficient - just hopefully the need changes forms from one of material support to emotional support and occassional guidance. One of my children I am very close to, the other is currently being very short with me... but I understand it is his issue, not mine, and when he resolves it, I hope we continue to be very close.