Cell division is a process by which a cell, called the parent cell, divides into two or more cells. Thank you wikipedia. I am the parent cell. My children have divided and split. Occasionally, as they float off on their own, it is inevitable that they bump back into the parent cell. This occurs around mealtime.
Last week, Wistie came home for 5 days. Then she floated away to college. A new year, a new adventure. See ya Mom. kiss kiss.
Tomorrow Ben comes home. Duration is still unknown. I am sure he will be here long enough to do his laundry. I got ours done so he could have full access to the machine. Saac is back to school, work and other extracurricular activities. Ciera is in eighth grade. She is practicing the split theory with limited success.
It is fun watching them live their lives independently of me. It is also nice when they actually are interested in mine. Yesterday Saac invited me to go with him on some errands. I looked at him suspiciously, “What do you want?” “Nothing. Just your company.” Hmmmm. Kind of nice. He actually asked about my life and projects and I think he was sincerely interested. I asked him about his because I am sincerely interested! It was a small thing, but it meant a lot to me.
Parent cells float too ya know.