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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mom is a Wimp!

I didn't expect this to happen! Tomorrow is Chad's last day of high school and every time I think about it, I start crying. This isn't fun! He was just a baby . . yesterday! Now he's 18, finishing school. I'd like to say he has a job but that's not true. He registered yesterday at community college. Isn't this supposed to be easy? He's growing up, soon he'll leave home. No more teenage attitude, one less person to do laundry for, one less mouth to feed. Hey . . one less driver on the car insurance. Maybe there'll be enough hot water for me to take a hot shower. No! I don't want this to happen. Vicky, Laurie, someone who has known me for years, remind me of those times not so long ago when I thought I was going to run away from home if he didn't straighten up. I will not cry tomorrow. I will not cry tomorrow. Poor kid. How many kids leave for their last day of high school with mom crying like a baby?? Judy


  • My baby will graduate college on Friday.

    By Blogger dot, at 5/10/2006 09:31:00 PM  

  • I bet your eyes will be wet :c) . This is such a great emotional moment!

    By Blogger Lucy, at 5/11/2006 02:00:00 AM  

  • You will survive! I did the same thing last year, although I managed to make it through graduation with few tears. When we dropped him off at college in September I managed to only shed a few tears (and I'm the one who cries during the news, TV commercials, etc.!) Well, I picked him up on Sunday and I CAN'T WAIT for him to go back to school! Talk about totally disrupting your life! I love him and am enjoying the time I'm spending with him, could be a long summer! Enjoy Chad and be proud of yourself for a job well done...then let him fly! {{{{Judy}}}

    By Blogger Carolyn, at 5/11/2006 07:28:00 AM  

  • yes...they do grow up! I am sure you are not the only crying mom either.

    By Blogger cher, at 5/11/2006 07:57:00 AM  

  • Judy Judy Judy...go ahead and cry, then laugh, and then cry some more! This too shall pass!

    There is know because you know my JOE stories! Joe actually posted on one of his blogs about how proud he is of us for hanging in there with him when it would've been easy to walk away. I'm not sure he knows the MAGNITUDED of that strength...but as DH and I said to each other...thank goodness both of us never wanted to give up on him at the same time!


    By Blogger Laurie, at 5/11/2006 08:09:00 AM  

  • Just as many as have mom's boo-hooing when they go off to Kindergarden!

    Just remember this is good news - you were wondering if he was going to graduate a few months ago....

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 5/11/2006 08:27:00 AM  

  • Aww, take some tissues (or a hand quilted hankie) and go on and cry - better to have a mom that loves him and sheds a tear or two than one that doesn't care!

    By Blogger ForestJane, at 5/11/2006 08:37:00 AM  

  • Sweetie, don't expect me to remind you of anything. Heck, I started crying when I saw his pictures! (Fine pair we make!)

    My Mom was sobbing when I left for LSU. Two months later when I came home, she was irritated because I brought dirty laundry with me!

    You'll get through it - but if you need someone to cry and worry with you, give me a holler!


    By Blogger Vicky, at 5/11/2006 08:59:00 AM  

  • Yippee! High school graduation! My Mom was so nervous that she burned a big hole in my gown with the iron - fortunately in a pleat and we safety-pinned it shut. I was wondering if the teachers would keep him an extra year just to collect some more of those wonderful teacher quilts you gave out! Way to go! Cry your heart out - I cried when I left Little Boy the 1st time for 3 hours for playgroup this winter.



    By Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy, at 5/11/2006 06:50:00 PM  

  • I am going to be in the same boat. My 'baby' is graduating this year too and heading off to college in the fall. I am trying to make myself feel better by thinking of how much easier it will be to do things like travel with just my husband and I.
    It isn't working :-(

    By Blogger tami, at 5/11/2006 07:32:00 PM  

  • aw well we cry on the FIRST day no reason not to cry on the LAST TOO :) ((Hugs)) and my day will come too (6 yrs from now) xoxo melzie

    By Blogger Melzie, at 5/11/2006 08:38:00 PM  

  • My babies are growing up also. Adam graduates soon from HS (although not only does he NOT have a job I can't get him to enroll in community college either - so chad is pretty set if you ask me)! And Emily graduates from 8th grade this spring. busy, busy year!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 5/12/2006 07:01:00 AM  

  • Cry, cry, cry Judy. I thought I wasn't going to survive the day my oldest graduated. It is so tough letting go but each day gets easier! Take Care!

    By Blogger Laura, at 5/12/2006 09:54:00 AM  

  • I cried when we left them at their college dorm and now thinking about my youngest getting married, that is really a time for tears, combined with menopause, its something !

    By Blogger Patty, at 5/12/2006 08:57:00 PM  

  • I read this tonight just after telling Keith how much I miss Adam. He moved out in November and although he's just 2 and 1/2 hours away he works all the time. I know it's good for him but I wish he'd get home more often. Chris hasn't been home since December either - unusual for him but he's farther away now that he's outside of New Orleans.

    By Blogger Mary, at 5/13/2006 06:28:00 PM  

  • Did you survive Chad's last day of school? I am already dreading sending my baby off to kindergarten in the fall! When DD went 2 years ago, I had to be strong, becuase she did not want to stay. If DS doesn't want to stay, I may crumble and bring him home with me!

    By Blogger Sarah, at 5/17/2006 07:41:00 AM  

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