Saturday, January 2, 2010

Listen, She's Not a Kid Anymore


5th Grade

Members of the 5th-Grade "Fun Bunch" from the eventual high school Class of 2008 don't really resemble this innocent covey 9 years later. But I like to take out the old snaps every once in a while to remind myself how far they've come since then.

Ella Numera Dos arrived back at college yesterday, after a 1,400-mile (give or take a few) road trip. Yes, Scribe Fans, she & a friend just did a repeat of the Great American Silo Tour, minus the good weather & the Chicago breakdown.

She's glad to be back home.

-or-

She's safe and so I'm happy.

My 18 words today (if you count my post title, too), are brought to you by Cate & her 6-Word Saturday. I needed a few extra syllables to adjust to being an empty-nester again. Thanks for your indulgence.

29 comments:

Noelle said...

i needed this today...because lately i've been looking forward to the empty nest.

Vodka Logic said...

I imagine it is a worry when they are away. My daughter goes to a local college so she lives at home. I haven't had to worry too much yet.

I imagine I am just putting it off.

When did I become my Mom said...

Oh gosh, I am so not looking forward to my little ones leaving.
You have such a great relationship with your girls though... I hope I can stay that close to mine...

Hugs...

The Mommyologist said...

This is such a cute idea! And a challenge to do it in 6 words! Happy SITS Saturday sharefest!

Rachael-TooTutuCuteMommy said...

Oh, they grow up so fast don't they?! My children are still young but already I am asking myself where the time has gone. I know one day my daughter will be off in college and I'll be pulling out all the old pictures. (I am ridiculous with the camera and video for this reason, I guess I figure I can just keep them the way that they are and they won't grow up if I have enough pictures of them now)

Thanks for stopping by!

Vodka Mom said...

I am always finding old pics of kids- :-)


xoxoxo

This Mama Works It! said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I tried commenting on your jan 2 post but I could not find where to do so. I have been following your blog for a couple months. I was just telling my hubby about your blog yesterday. Have a great day!

Coffee Lovers said...

Oh! my!!! My daughter is 15mo but I am already scared about her ever leaving... I mean... I need to enjoy day to day instead of filling my head with fear... but it's just that she grows up so fast!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

JennyMac said...

Wow...our son is only 2 so this is a long way off. :)

Cute pic Melissa! Happy New Year.

Jen said...

Happy New Year and Saturday Sharefest. Great pix!

Aunt Julie said...

Now she's here...filling my nest!
or
Don't worry, Aunt Julie is nearby.

Quasi Serendipita said...

Old pictures are the best, I'm having a sort through mine this weekend!

Encore Bride said...

I don't have any kids but cannot imagine what it must feel like to have your child drive that far, I would be a nervous wreck (even though I drove cross country alone at 20). Happy SITS Saturday!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm glad she got to come home and got safely back. I had such a hard time with Alex not home this year. It's the second Christmas we've been apart and well, it just sucks.

Becca said...

Congrats on all 3 of your 6-words. Now you can look forward to the next time your daughter comes home to visit :)

Jeanie said...

They do seem to grow up fast, but what a joy when they grow up well. It sounds like you've done a good job.

Shell said...

This is a long way off with my own kids, but the first group of students that I taught are graduating college this year...and it makes me feel so old. I threaten them with pics from their 6th grade class, saying it would be fun to put them on facebook. They love me.

I land here so often from SITS that I thought I was following before. LOL

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

My kids are young enough that I havent' even really begun to think of empty nesting.. but Ienjoyed your post!

Kristin said...

I am such a freak. I'm already worried about that and he's just a toddler. Ah ha ha. Happy new year!

King of New York Hacks said...

There is a movie called Coupe DeVille which is a cross country movie that will put any parent at ease, for what youngsters find on those trips. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Jazzbumpa said...

18 parsed into 6's is OK.

Cheers!
JzB

Molly said...

I love looking back! My Mom is an empty nester, I felt bad leaving her last week after christmas, but hopefully she can come visit me soon. Happy New Year!

Yaya said...

Awwww!

Susie said...

I know how you feel!!

Midday Escapades said...

Thanks for stopping over at my place. Glad the yellow brightened your gray and gloomy day.

miss jo said...

No doubt your Chex Mix and other road food played an important part in the road trip. I bet the chicas had fun.

Call Me Cate said...

Safe is good. Home is also good I'm sure.

Thanks for playing 6WS!

kys said...

I keep reminding myself that they will fly the coop someday. And I will miss them. (It's hard to remember at the end of a 2 week break full of screaming and fighting.)

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

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