My daughter starts school tomorrow.

I’m happy for her, as she’s more than ready: her brain badly needs the expansion that school will provide.

But I’m also a bit sad, as my influence on her life will only diminish from here on. Of course, it’s always diminishing; but going to school is one of those milestones that throws that decrease into its sharpest focus.

Part of me wants her to stay 5 and pre-school forever; but a bigger part of me wants her to go out into the world and further become the person she’s going to be.*

Good luck Zoe.

*A squillion dollar-earning LGPA pro golfer who’ll allow me to retire at 50 and travel the globe without a care in the world.