Empty Nest Countdown
The Empty Nest is in site with only a week or so before the exodus begins. Matthew will be leaving for
Finally tonight, we were able to find a time that we could sit down together to review all the college papework that has been accumulating over the past month. If we had done this two days earlier we could have saved ourselves a $250 late fee; but when you're looking at a $35,000 a year tuition fee, that is a drop in the bucket and nobody flinched over it. I managed to refrain from my frequent urges to try to get in a final attempt to ingrain my final piece of parental influence that might fill in some of the places I'd miss in preparing my son's for their flight from the nest. I didn't even sigh when I added "Send out your graduation thank you notes" on the TO DO list for what seems like the 50th time.
As soon as he could sneak away, Adam made a beeline for the door to venture South to Lyndonville to spend the evening with his girlfriend. The parent in me, ignored the fact that he is now 18 and I caught myself trying to get a commitment about when he would be returning home. But tonight, it wasn't just about 'not letting go'; it had more to do with the 70,000 - 100,000 people that were driving into the
Well, Adam, just pulled in and gave us an update on the masses of people lining I -91. Sounds like quite the site. But with my children all home all snug in their beds, I’ll head off to bed myself and hope that Ryan is toasty warm around a campfire surrounded by 70,000 Phish fans. My guess from his afternoon phone call from his cell is that he probably arrived in time to cross into the camping area gate. Although it had been over 2 hours since they had moved in traffic, he wasn’t stuck on I -91; and he and his friends were hopping back and forth between vehicles; and when he got really bored he went for a ride on his skateboard in and around the extended “parking lot”. In any case, it made me feel really really really good that he called. I hope he checks in again later. Good night ( mean good morning).