In the car, almost certainly, there would have been the conversation every parent has had with a child at a moment of moving forward.
“Be careful at parties, be safe when getting into cars, take care with boys, be wary of alcohol and drugs. Call us whenever you need. Have fun, be yourself, don’t lose yourself. Call us at anytime of the night if you have to. Don’t let anyone give you a hard time. Call us… Please don’t forget to call us.”
It’s the age-old conversation lucky children receive from parents when they’re going off to university, or moving to a new city, or graduating high school.
This year, it was former President of the United States Barack Obama’s turn to have it with his eldest, 19-year-old Malia, who started college in August.