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Sunday, August 28, 2005

It's a big day here

Today, we take the kid to college. I can't believe this day has arrived. I am proud and happy, scared for him and excited all at the same time. Oh, and a bit sad but not TOO much. Just enough to say that I am a Mom.
Last night, we took him and his best friend, Charlie, to Dead Lobster (that's what we call Red Lobster) for a feast. Then back home for cake and a movie. Charlie spent the night and I know that Mike and he worked out all the kinks and trials of a 17 and an 18 year old. I know they talked about girls and I am sure Mike talked about school. Mike is excited but a little scared. He told me that he was worried that he wouldn't be able to keep up with Calculus (he has 6 hours of it a week!). I told him just to seek help and he will be fine.
It's hard to see him all grown up and ready to be on his own. He is a great kid and I know David and I did our very best by him. This is what we worked 18 years to accomplish. We did a good job.

I will miss having 8 or more boys here on the weekends for marathon video games and finding them sleeping on the sofas floors in the morning. Cooking 2 dozen eggs a pound of bacon or 2 batches of pancakes or waffles for them. I'll miss the paintball games that he organized. I'll miss the hoots and hollers and the general *macho* guy noises and the laughter that would wake me up at 3AM when they played video games all night long.

The house will really be quiet.


KarenV said...

Good luck to your DS, Joanie - I'm sure he'll do great! And {{{hugs}}} to you whilst you get used to him being away.

Mercedes said...

Wow, Joanie, time runs very quick, isn´t it?
I think some day I will be like you with my older son.
But .... right now, my son and daughter are at my school in Primary, and even I will teach him for two years, uffffff

BeckySC said...

Hi Joanie :)
It's a big step...take it from a mom that knows :)You get used to it though :)

((((Many hugs)))) to you :)