(I really must get a new photo of them.)
The one on the left is Jessica (#1) and she has just moved out of home again after moving home only a couple of months ago. I think I saw her more when she lived away then at home... she's very artistic and has a lot of interests. She has half a uni degree in psychology, town planning, human resources and with a certificate for social services thrown in. I tell her to pick one and finish it. She's currently studying for a Cisco exam (information technology-ish). And I think there's a rally car in there somewhere as well... Hard to keep up with this dynamo...
The one in the middle is Hannah (#3). She just spent the night with her sister Corbie (#2). She came home after lunch and went straight to bed. The note on her door said " Sleeping - Do Not Disturb (unless there is steak for dinner)". [no steak and she is sleeping as I type...] It would appear that apprenticeships (signwriting) are pretty scarce in these economic times so she is thinking about a new course of study - something IT or maybe automotive... she said she doesn't want a 'career' in one thing but wants to do lots of things.
Corbie (on the right of course) sent me a text message yesterday that said "If I buy new glasses how much does the bank of mom cover?" (The answer is half.) She's not interested in a career either. She has a clerical job in the city that covers her rent and her expenses and leaves her time to party and socialise. But don't for a minute think she's irresponsible. She works hard and does her job well and I am really proud of how she takes care of herself and her home, her car, her friends and her little sister.
I love being mum a.k.a. mom to these fabulous young women. They are smart and funny and kind and wicked and they stand up for themselves and they respect me. If they are an example of their generation then the world is indeed becoming a better place.
So how is your family?
Cheers - Shari
If you've read this far then leave a comment and I'll pick someone for a little quiet giveaway (closes midnight Monday local time).