The only thing more terrifying than the first night your children come home from the hospital is the day it all ends and they leave you, excited and giddy about starting their new lives and never notice you standing on the porch with tears welling up in your eyes, terrified about how you will live your new life without them underfoot and fighting the urge to cling to them and hug them tight like they were rag dolls.

But you don’t because you are the parent.

Sorry for the spoiler.