I am shedding tears of joy. I went to brunch with my kids and my parents today.

As we were to leave the cafe I flagged the waiter over to grab the bill. My eldest said to me all taken care of. She looked like a cat that’s just swallowed a mouse. Very proud of herself that she’s done it without anyone suspecting.

The thing is lunch would have set her back about $180. She doesn’t get paid much with her part-time jobs. Which meant it was a big thing.

My parents commented that she’s grown into a wonderful adult. And yes she has. I can’t believe I gave birth to that wonderful adult.

I have always doubt myself in my ability to be a parent. I’ve always worried that I’ll scar them emotionally or psychologically. I guess I did good after all.