Luckily for us moms there are now many socially sanctioned ways to spy on our adult and almost-adult children. At least to spy in their vicinity.
If they have a job, the corporate website is a great way to feel like you’re in the next cubicle.
For the desperate, I recommend Weather Underground. They show webcams from the areas of coverage. These webcams may not actually be focused on the towns in which your children live. But they are nearby towns. That counts. The skies will be similar to the sky under which your dearly beloved creature is now walking. In the brown sweater.
If none of the above are effective, you can always take out the family photo albums, turn to the pages of your grown children as newborns, all closed eyes and squished little noses. Run your hand across the plastic sleeve in a quick, directed, motion.
As some very valuable advice, I will point out it’s better not tell the grown children about this last bit. It’s just mother love, and we survive. We really do.