Do parents ever feel not like parents? Do mothers ever get over the “empty nest”? There has to be a balance somewhere, sometime, between seeing your grown children (and your grandchildren) not enough and too much. I must confess that I am jealous of grandparents who can see their grandchildren at least once a week. And those whose children live two or three hours away instead of 1800 miles. Maybe one day we’ll have a couple of days together again. Now I know how my parents felt.