Today was election day in New Zealand. My eldest son's first time voting. Although his choice of who he voted for was very different from mine, I am so proud of him. He researched the parties, read the manifestos and registered himself to vote. Its another one of those milestones, like seeing his first steps or his first day at school. In a few months time he is off to Uni down in Christchurch, another very large step and as it gets closer I realise that I am not quite as prepared as I thought I was.