To be honest, the title of this post is a little misleading - it probably should be 'what do you have to do to get your kids to leave you in peace!?'
My darling girl left home in December to go flatting with mates and start university this month. She's moved to a flat about 10 minutes drive away. She's excited because she has got away from mum and dad nagging. I'm excited because I have her bedroom for a study.
But I swear I do more running around after her now than I ever did! Yesterday, it was over to give her chocolate cake and left-over lasagna for the freezer. The day before, I had to bring her home for TLC because she wasn't feeling very well. Two days before that, it was driving her around so she could do her shopping.
I'll just have to look forward to payback and she has to look after me when I'm old and decrepit!
Image: 'And Gone....'