Congratulations on being published (
Our son didn't officially move out until he married, which was fine with us as we're very close. When he did I gained a crafting room in that house. Always a positve to go with the negative.
I really liked what you wrote about sitting on opposite ends of the couch knitting. I got the same feelings sitting with my broken leg propped up watching my son cook for the family when he was fifteen. All the years of teaching being used creatively to help out when we especially needed it.
Hope you continue to write and to let your Dad badger you into submitting your work.