College drop off

Jackie - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I just dropped off my son on Sunday last night was awful today is better

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Heidi - posted on 08/20/2012

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Hi Jackie. I too took my son to college aug 11 ...early for football. I was a mess. It gets easier. When he calls I hear him and his buddies goofing around and I realizex hes happy. That made me happy. His Dad n I visited last weekend and watched some practice ...then we ate together. Its time for me to allow my baby boy to fly. I ts hard but it does easier!

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Roslyn - posted on 09/04/2012

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Hi Sharon



Thanks much for the support and advice. I am going to get that book. In the mean time I have joined a yoga class and pilates class(trying to keep busy)



Thanks again

Sharon - posted on 08/28/2012

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It isn't an easy thing to do Roslyn, What we did with our daughter and it is a little more difficult with our son is to have then at least text us every night to make sure they were OK. I wonder also about my kids and it is definitely hard not worry but I have to remind myself that the best thing I can do is let them figure it out on their own so they will be productive independent adults. Give it some time and you will start to feel better and enjoy focusing on yourself. I know it is hard, this is what I have been doing my whole life, taking care of my kids, not that easy to refocus. Check out a book called Barabra and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest, excellent relatable and personal stories and advice.

Roslyn - posted on 08/28/2012

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I just dropped my son off last week. I miss him so much. I keep telling myself that now is time to focus on me but...I sit and wonder what he is doing.. is he ok.. should I call. I never realized it would be this difficult. I am so glad I found this site.

Sharon - posted on 08/26/2012

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It does get easier. I have one that just graduated from college and one that is spending his last two years in Honolulu. ( We live in Chicago) It is not only gets easier but is liberating when you finally get to do what you want to do and your kids can take care of themselves. I am still always there for them if they need me but they are growing up which is how it should be. I do have to admit it wasn't an easy transition because I had put my kids first for so long. It was weird to get to do what I wanted to do and pursue some of my hobbies that I had set aside. I can't say that I don't get emotional at times so I know what you ladies are going through. But like I told my son "Do you believe you start a new life when you graduate from college?" He said Yes and I said so do we. It is a new phase of life, embrace it!

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