Celebrating Women for the Real World

Wow! Just…..Wow!

Tonight is Prom night.  Our babies (SuZan and mine) are big boys now.  I can’t possibly explain the emotions the SuZan and I are experiencing.  We’ve talked about how our role is changing.  It is.  G2 sat outside with SuZan and talked.  Yes, talked!  For two hours.  About Life.  Wow.  My son, he is showing responsibility.  He ordered the corsage, he picked up the corsage, he picked up his tux, he’s getting a haircut.  All of this with out me nagging…..at all! 

Yes, we are proud of them.  But at the same time, this next phase is a bit scary.  It’s like giving birth….to an adult!  Remember how you felt when you pushed your kid out your hoo ha?  You were scared, relieved, worried, happy, in love with this new creature.  Same thing.  With graduation just a few short weeks away I find myself sad that he’s no longer a little boy, proud of the man he’s become, scared of the future that lies ahead.  At the same time I’m excited, happy, sad, and scared of what lies ahead for me.  For 18 years I’ve been committed to raising my children.  Although I still have two others, I realize how quickly the time will come when I won’t have any children around.  I wonder what exciting turns my life will take.

I never got my degree.  I excelled in “Party 101”; which led to “Boyfriend 101”; which was followed by “Husband 101”.  Of course I had to take “Child 101-103”.  Unfortunately “Divorce 101” was required.  But now it looks like maybe the time is right for me to pursue that dream.  I’m terrified that I won’t be able to do it.  It’s been a looooonnnnnggggg time since I’ve been in school.  Do I have what it takes?


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  1. * SuZan says:

    Of course you do!!!

    You can do anything you put your mind to.


    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  2. * Kami says:


    Partying 101 was one of my favorites.

    I’ll be expecting prom pictures pronto.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  3. * meritt says:

    Oooo Prom Night tonight!?? I remember photos on this blog from last year…. and this year I get to do prom too! BabyGirl is only a Sophomore but Boyfriend is a Junior. Our prom is tomorrow night.

    I can’t wait to see your photos tomorrow… (that’s a hint to make sure they get posted… hee hee).

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  4. * Katie says:

    I have been debating the same thing. Everyone has been telling me the scariest thing is registering.

    I got a 4.0 in drinking.

    I never went to prom. Can’t wait to see photos.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  5. * Aimee says:

    My mom went back to school when I was 9 and she was 31. I went back to Culinary School when I was 30. One thing I learned from both of those experiences…

    You study more because your grades and school mean more to you when you go back. When I was 18, 19, 20… grades didn’t mean anything. I knew I could retake the class the next semester if I screwed up too bad. Now I don’t want to do that. Time is precious and I know I deserve better. AND, I know I can do it if I put my mind to it.

    YES, YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. And you have the experiences, like Party 101 behind you to make you realize that Degree 101 needs to be a priority and you will make it happen.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  6. * Kel says:

    I know you cand do it. As far as the giving birth to adult thing? OMG…I can’t think about it. I spent half of yesterday crying because Nicklaus is going to middle school…

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  7. * Lori says:

    I’ve been having these exact same thoughts recently. I think the next year for me (eldest is a junior) is going to be hard.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  8. * Carrie says:

    Of course you can do it! 🙂

    Wow – prom already? Can’t wait to see all the pictures!

    Ya’ll ready to get your faces painted? 🙂

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  9. * kate says:

    oh my of course you can do it! You can do anything you put your mind to.

    Can’t wait to see prom pictures~

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  10. * Crystal says:

    Go for it! I’m 47 years old and I graduate Sunday from USF with my BA in psychology. It’s never too late and you are never too old!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  11. * Karen says:

    Good for you! I’m already freaking out and mine is a Jr this year. And almost an Eagle Scout, too. It’s going so fast.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  12. * Missy says:

    You do better when you go back, it means more. Plus you have real world experience to apply, which helps. And you might have a better idea of what you want to get a degree in. I say you totally can do it!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  13. You are going to kick ass at school! Partying 101 was my favorite subject.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago

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