Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fly Away

The girl is heading off to college next week.

She has not accepted my idea of Homeschool College as being a solid substitute for going away. I find that unacceptable.

We've had a good summer. Almost no fighting or yelling or sass. It's been . . . nice. Truly. Lots of lazing around when we're all home, watching movies and talking about the world. Spending time at the pool, where I do my water aerobics and she pretends she's not mortified to be seen with me. A nice summer.

And now it's almost over and I really, truly, have to plan the rest of my life. She is looking forward to leaving - to leaping away from me and the husband and the world we've created for her. I'm thrilled for her and so sad for me.

I had a stress dream where I enrolled in school to be with her and she ditched me.

She is ready.

I'm almost ready. The husband is resigned.

It's a good family dynamic to have. It's a good way to set her on her own, to give her the push from the nest.

And I have no master plan on having her move back in when I tell her to major in Gender Issues and minor in Film Studies.


  1. Our kids all left, one at a time, and a couple had to return for financial reasons, temporarily. The youngest is at home now, waiting to be accepted to nursing school. So there is always hope.

    1. Cathy, I'll keep my fingers crossed for both me & your youngest.

    2. Thanks Suni. She needs all the luck she can get!

  2. Wild. Go get 'em, girl!
    So nice to see you in my inbox today. Miss you. xoxoxo

  3. Suni, I love you. I can't believe it's time. I just...can't. But it is and she's going to be awesome (Iike her mama) and you're going to be okay...just like she is.

  4. It's nice to see you. And guess what? I'm not a good friend to have because taking them back to school the 2nd time sucks donkey balls as hard as the 1st drop off. So much love to you, my friend. xo

  5. Hope her first week at school has gone well!

  6. I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm absolutely positive that she's thriving . . . though the summer you listed? Sounds BEAUTIFUL.


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