He didn't kiss me goodbye this morning
Thankfully I'm not too sentimental about such things and rejoice in my children growing up.
But this was the first ever time that my boy would not give me a kiss goodbye when I dropped him to his holiday club today. I bent towards him, he looked at me with a twinkle that told me "not today, Mum - my mates are watching".
A tad poignant, indeed, and made me smile as I realise this was the first of many such moments.
And no, he's not 27!
And when do they start keeping their rooms tidy and helping around the house effectively?