What I have realized through all of this, is how much I love how we have raised our children to have their own opinions and be able to voice them respectfully, while accepting the choices an individual makes. I love the loud, funny, and even heated debates they have. This is not a house of wall flowers but of dynamic, passionate individuals. I just sometimes want to pat my husband and myself on the back and say "well done!" We have raised people who are able to really think for themselves, formulate reason and opinions, and have respect for others. I wonder if chopping one's hair off always brings some sort of epiphany, or if I am just one of the lucky ones?