Diane - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I know this is probably just a personal preference sort of thing, but I'm just wondering how often you Moms of Grown Children talk to your kids now that they have moved out of the house? I pretty much talk to mine on an as-needed and catch-me-up-to-date basis because I know they have lives of their own and I'm not the sort of mom who feels like I need to be a part of their everyday life. I believe they need to be able to focus on their own families and have family time without me butting in all the time. They know I love them and that I am here when they need me. And often we do call one another and just chat about nothing for an hour or so! One daughter I see every day because I keep her 2-yr-old while she teaches. Another daughter I speak to every couple of weeks right now because she is working on her masters' degree, working in an internship, being mommy to a 3-yr-old AND being a wife to my son-in-law who is also working on his masters' and in an internship! I have some friends who say they have to talk to their kids at least once a day, and they seem to look down their nose at me if I say I haven't talked to mine in over a week! Just want to see what you girls think...how often you talk to your kids...etc. etc.