Sounds like an odd subject, doesn’t it? Well, it went kinda like this…my son was already missing his buddy from school after just one week. So, I texted the mom and scheduled a “play date.” (I have a confession…I hate the phrase “play date.”) Anyways, his friend comes over to hang out. Great!!! New problem…my daughter won’t leave them alone. OK. So I call the neighbor down the street and ask her to send her daughter down to keep my daughter from driving my son crazy. So Ally comes down to play. But I was a little confused. What in the world should I do with both kids playing? I could actually accomplish something around the house. Hmmmm. So I pulled out the paint and touched up several walls in the house! Holy cow! This was not normal. It was nice to have a chance to get our walls presentable again, but I must admit, a little part of my heart sunk thinking my little ones were growing up and wanting less time with mom and more time with friends. Of course I would not change that for anything. As I have gotten older in life I have realized, brains will only get you so far in life (unless you want to be something like a doctor, scientist, etc). Fifteen years out of college I look around in the work world; no one cares who had a 4.0, but social skills are far more important.