I may have saved her day

When my kids were growing up, I always told them to stay young as long as they can.  Once you turn eighteen, you have a lot more years as an adult than you have to be a child.  I believe in that statement, because kids are not allowed to be kids anymore. I heard my daughter telling her sixteen year old the same thing the other day.  Later she called me and told me that she didn’t know what else to do. Her daughter was working for an art scholarship and working thirty hours a week at her job.  She was trying to save money to go on a trip. We were all pitching in to help her with the money, and she was getting it for her birthday, but she didn’t know that.  My daughter said she wished she had listened to me when I told her to stay young for as long as you could. She was dealing with a sixteen year old, a pre-teen and now being pregnant.  She had trouble with her heating system and she was frazzled. I couldn’t help with the heating, but I knew someone who could, and I made the phone call. A friend of mine installed outdoor wood burning furnaces.  He was the perfect one to ask for help with her heating. He told me to meet him at her house in one hour. I showed up in time to keep my daughter from crying and the eleven year old from running away from home. The furnace had quit running, and everyone was frustrated.  I told her I had a specialists in wood furnaces and he would be there in ten minutes.