My beautiful daughter turned 22 on Sunday - she celebrated long and hard, and one of the celebrations was lunch at an Irish (?) Pub (above). Her brother in NYC arranged a flicker
slideshow http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullyoung/sets/72157601382332079/show/ for her with, by coincidence, one of her best friends who was having a stopover in New York - she is an Emirates flight attendant. I am constantly awed and humbled by how much being a parent has enhanced my life. I have learned so much from my kids, met so many lovely people and had so many wonderful times because of them. They have influenced my working life - from starting a Montessori Pre-School I moved to welfare work, then worked with the NSW Gifted and Talented Childrens Association, then into teaching (where I am the Gifted & Talented Education co-ordinator). Thanks kids !! - and Happy Birthday, Eliza Jane.