My son Niall has just had his 18th Birthday (and is remarkably sober well done Niall) for all intents and purposes that is him an adult. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that he and I would be sitting down to roar with laughter at Pingu (his favourite toon)
...Ohhh that is just sooooo good! :-)
Good old Neil Gaiman wrote in Sandman ...
"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."
It is such a damn shame we have to grow up ~sigh~ but grow up we do and lend our shoulders to the move the wheel of progress one notch further around. So a toast, here's to our children, long may we parents have them close in our hearts even when they are moving on to start their own lives ... Hurrah!