Since mid-December our home has been in locked down - and I've been in a state of frustration. The kids finished school and college and I knew that that was that until January 9. I had the day marked on the calendar in red.
Now it turns out that older child has dropped out of college and is hanging around the house doing 'job search'. I was livid about the decision to drop higher education, even though it should be only until October.
But in my heart of hearts I know that my anger the college decision is also about my own loss of privacy. It's so valuable and it has been taken from me.
You probably think that's a bit selfish. But I reckon spanklessness really screws you up over time if you're a genuine spankophile. It's a mental health issue that the NHS needs to look at.If things go on here as they are I need a plan B. I may have to rent a remote holiday cottage for a weekend so that me and SO can discuss all these issues in the full and frank way that I think is so urgently required.