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Old 08-14-2012, 11:42 PM   #256
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How is your son's trip going? That is a long way to go!!
He's loving life! He is camping along the way - at predetermined destinations. Last night he was able to get the mountain bike out and ride a bit. He didn't even call last night - we texted a bit but he was trying to sleep. Good think I spoke to him tongiht. His "planned" route from the east coast to his school out west was to follow interstate 70 the whole way. HELLO! 70 ends in Utah and you still have a ways to go after that.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #257
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I've been following this thread also. My DD (my youngest) heads out in 2 weeks, so both of us have been a little emotional the last week or so. Like Buckalew, she has been the sweetest, easiest DD and we really are close. We were walking down the street yesterday and she took my hand and said "I know it will never quite be the same once I leave, but this won't change" as she squeezed my hand. We both teared up.

But, I'm happy for her new adventure as college was such a great experience for me & my DH. She'll be a 2 hour train ride away and Parents/Family weekend is at the end of September.

One question - her school has a convocation for all freshman students & their parents late in the afternoon on the day they move in, followed by a reception at the President's house and lawn. Did others attend anything like this? (My college was way too big and parents simply drove away right after unpacking).
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:17 AM   #258
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Aww...Suzannen, that made me tear up. So very, very sweet. A moment to put in your mind's treasure box.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #259
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Suzannen I think I'd see how my child felt. My son last year would have hated to have us hang around. My son this year would probably be ok with it if we wanted to. If they are inviting parents then my guess is quite a few will go.

My son is starting Fordham which is offering Mass in the afternoon; since we are not Catholic I'm figuring we aren't going to stay for that. Just drop him off and maybe lunch then good bye.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #260
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Suzannen I think I'd see how my child felt. My son last year would have hated to have us hang around. My son this year would probably be ok with it if we wanted to. If they are inviting parents then my guess is quite a few will go.

My son is starting Fordham which is offering Mass in the afternoon; since we are not Catholic I'm figuring we aren't going to stay for that. Just drop him off and maybe lunch then good bye.
That's probably a good idea. Her roommate will be moving in earlier and her parents will have already left, so they might prefer us to be gone. I'll have her think about it and ask some of the other students shes' been in touch with if their parents are planning to attend.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:24 PM   #261
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Aww...Suzannen, that made me tear up. So very, very sweet. A moment to put in your mind's treasure box.
I know, right? Aren't we lucky that we've been blessed with these wonderful young women?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #262
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I've been following this thread also. My DD (my youngest) heads out in 2 weeks, so both of us have been a little emotional the last week or so. Like Buckalew, she has been the sweetest, easiest DD and we really are close. We were walking down the street yesterday and she took my hand and said "I know it will never quite be the same once I leave, but this won't change" as she squeezed my hand. We both teared up.

But, I'm happy for her new adventure as college was such a great experience for me & my DH. She'll be a 2 hour train ride away and Parents/Family weekend is at the end of September.

One question - her school has a convocation for all freshman students & their parents late in the afternoon on the day they move in, followed by a reception at the President's house and lawn. Did others attend anything like this? (My college was way too big and parents simply drove away right after unpacking).
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I know, right? Aren't we lucky that we've been blessed with these wonderful young women?
A true blessing...

My son told me that he doesn't want to leave me because I NEED HIM AROUND..

I reminded Mr Man that I was full darned grown when I had HIM and I'll be fine. He does NOT believe me.

The nicest thing EVER he told me last night. He said, "thanks Mom, for being so smart".



He told me he appreciated all the times I straightened him out and how much information I gave him about college. I remember being the first person in my entire family to go to college and how little help I got. I didn't want that to happen to him. This whole summer was dedicated to the differences between high school and college and how he has to step up to the plate. He told me he appreciated it.

Sometimes the small things, just MATTER!
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #263
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change of plans- I am now going with to drop off ds. He really wanted me to come.

Now I just have to figure out how to get the other 3 on the bus to school that day. It's a 5 hour drive there and then another 5 back. All in one day.
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A true blessing...

My son told me that he doesn't want to leave me because I NEED HIM AROUND..

I reminded Mr Man that I was full darned grown when I had HIM and I'll be fine. He does NOT believe me.

The nicest thing EVER he told me last night. He said, "thanks Mom, for being so smart".



He told me he appreciated all the times I straightened him out and how much information I gave him about college. I remember being the first person in my entire family to go to college and how little help I got. I didn't want that to happen to him. This whole summer was dedicated to the differences between high school and college and how he has to step up to the plate. He told me he appreciated it.

Sometimes the small things, just MATTER!
Awwww, what a great and smart kid he sounds! I know you're proud and you will certainly get along without him fine AS WELL as miss him dearly!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #266
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He's loving life! He is camping along the way - at predetermined destinations. Last night he was able to get the mountain bike out and ride a bit. He didn't even call last night - we texted a bit but he was trying to sleep. Good think I spoke to him tongiht. His "planned" route from the east coast to his school out west was to follow interstate 70 the whole way. HELLO! 70 ends in Utah and you still have a ways to go after that.
Which college is he heading for?
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #267
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #268
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DS moved in Tuesday morning.

He's probably texted 100 times since I left that afternoon I'm so glad to have that quick way to communicate. He said today he walked campus with his schedule to find his classes and walked to Village Pantry to buy Advil. I know I bought and packed some but it disappeared!

He's also texted his sister a few times since he broke her arm the night before he left.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #269
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Leaving next Thursday to take DD up to Boise,s he is so excited and can't wait to attend a home football game on the blue turf.

We are in Denver and taking I-25 up to I-80 thru WY, it cuts off about two hours for us instead of going I-70. Took the I-80 route up to Boise for oreintation and did the I-70 route back so she could see both ways home just in case. Hope your DS has a safe trip.
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He's loving life! He is camping along the way - at predetermined destinations. Last night he was able to get the mountain bike out and ride a bit. He didn't even call last night - we texted a bit but he was trying to sleep. Good think I spoke to him tongiht. His "planned" route from the east coast to his school out west was to follow interstate 70 the whole way. HELLO! 70 ends in Utah and you still have a ways to go after that.
What an amazing young man!! I can't even imagine his level of maturity. Outstanding!! No way DD could do this on her own.

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I've been following this thread also. My DD (my youngest) heads out in 2 weeks, so both of us have been a little emotional the last week or so. Like Buckalew, she has been the sweetest, easiest DD and we really are close. We were walking down the street yesterday and she took my hand and said "I know it will never quite be the same once I leave, but this won't change" as she squeezed my hand. We both teared up.
I've read this several times over the last few days on this thread and every time it makes me tear up. What a sweet young woman you've raised.
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