Bee left for university on Saturday.
*sobs quietly, so as not to draw attention to self*
You’d think a bit of a sob would be natural, but I was surprised to learn from a recent survey by P&G that only 75% of mums experience some sort of sadness at their kids leaving home. That’s a whole quarter of them who are dumping them at halls and basically cracking open the gin in the car and whooping all the way home.
Perhaps more shocking though was that 45% of under-35s admitting they had never bought a toothbrush, toothpaste or shampoo before leaving home. What are parents teaching their kids nowadays?? Bonkers.
Leaving home is a big step, but little deeds can make the difference, such as teaching your children how to cook or do their own washing. Even something as simple as showing them what products you use can ease the transition, with a quarter of children who use the same products as their parents saying they do so because reminds them of being at home.
P&G thinks that by doing ordinary things, we can make a difference to our own and the lives of those around us. P&G calls the impact of these seemingly ordinary moments the “Everyday Effect”.
To celebrate this Everyday Effect, I have a bundle of P&G goodies to give away. If you don’t have children leaving home you can still make use of them yourself, or maybe even get your younger kids involved in the housework now to make things easier for them in later life.
Here’s what you can win:
The competition will close on 30 September and you can enter using any or all of the mechanisms below – the more you do the better your chances. Good luck!