We all survived it with some nice memories to take with us, and without incarceration or unsightly physical scars. As with airplanes, they say any landing you can walk away from is a good one. We did. I'll take it!
One of the best bits of advice I got was when my step-daughter was around 10 years old. A co-worker who worked out of our California home office had a daughter who was into her early teens. Somehow we stumbled across that subject one day, and he told me to enjoy the remaining days of her focus on family matters and 'the Daddy-person', because it would soon be replaced by a shift of interest toward her girlfriends, school goings-on, and wanting to be more-popular and in the thick of social things. He said I could plan on it.
He was right, so my feelings weren't as hurt as they might have been had he not told me about it when his accurately-foretold change occurred. And, that was just as it should have been for her. She was growing-up right on schedule.
Best wishes on your own home front.
Ed, The Airgun Tune-Meister
"We can rebuild the squirrel. Make him stronger, faster...We have the technology"---Skyler M.