Monday, May 4, 2015
Return of the Vampire
As I watch my friend's children graduate from high school this year and prepare to go off to the college of their choice it makes my heart so happy. I know first hand the hard work and dedication it takes as a family to get to that point. There are so many mixed emotions this time of year. Feelings of pride that your child is graduating, but also feelings of sadness that your young'un is leavin' the nest. How will they navigate that big world without you, or worse yet, what if they do and think they don't need you any more?No matter how many college preparedness books you read on the subject, nuthin' really prepares you for it like talking to your parenting mentors who have been there done that. I have a few mentors on stand by who have been extremely helpful in guiding me through this difficult transition.
So, to any of you who are spending your last summer with your high school student, my words of wisdom are to enjoy them now while they are still human. College turns them into vampires. They stay up until the wee hours of the morning and roll out of bed about mid day. Eating habits become sporadic and they don't get motivated until dusk. So I will see y'all next week 'cause I'm in anti-vampire mode 'round these parts. I got me lots of garlic, some holy water, and I'm lettin' the sunshine in baby. If I'm lucky, maybe my college kid will show some signs of bein' human a few days this summer.