Here is when I was losing my shit and graduation was really hitting me full force with the oldest…read Graduation Denial Rug. That post was from March 1, 2013 and I completely lost my mind many times before we finally hit graduation day…then even more during the summer as we figured out college with her.
Boy, oh boy, that was a rough year. I’m really hoping not to go through most of that with the youngest. I’m sure I won’t, he’ll bring his own new issues to the table for me to deal with lol
When the wildland princess graduated she and I were not getting along at all. The bottom had completely dropped out of our relationship and I was just holding on to my sanity. Hubby helped me out a lot in that department. We still clash but it’s much better.
She has been going to the local community college. Recently broke up with the BF she had way back then. We’re actually crossing our fingers that she will transfer to the university to finish getting her Paramedic degree and get her BA at the same time.
Now that the long relationship is over, it’s time for her to go off and be a college kid. Enjoy her total independence. I’ll help her pack…lolol
No, it’s been ok. One major thing we learned and it’s going to help with the youngest as well, is constantly telling her we are all adults and have to treat each other that way. That means respect for feelings and time. If you aren’t coming home on time or at all, it’s common courtesy for her to text and let us know. She’s been quite good about that and I appreciate it.
This is her second season as a wildland firefighter and we’re so proud of her. It’s cute to listen to her and hubby talk shop. She likes to throw random words at me like I don’t know what she’s talking about. Yeah, like I’ll admit that ever! I know a lot of the fire service stuff and whatever I don’t know, I’ll ask someone else. Unless I get the hint she wants me to ask lol Then I’m ok with not knowing. Just not when she’s got that “you are such an idiot” look in her eyes.
I’m thankful her and my relationship is a bit better. Hopefully one day it will get close to what it was before that senior year hit. I hear there is hope and I’ll keep holding on to that hope!
Now to see what the boy will throw at us for his senior year.
I know many of my friends have kids the same age. One friend found a great care package through amazon to send to her daughter off at college. Fun and Games Care Packages are also prime so you can ship them off to college for free. Candy, games and add a personal note in there…just a little reminder that you are thinking of them.