Well, here I am almost 24 hours into my first official day as an empty nester and in addition to Carly Rae Jepson’s hit single “Call Me Maybe” ringing through my head ad nauseum since it was the official ‘move in the dorm’ song yesterday, I found myself dealing with my new EN status by organizing my jewelry. Twas that or imbibe mimosas to quell my pangs of this healthy moving forward period and the plethora (love that word just rolls off the tongue so nicely) of tears. Cause yesterday we drove Luke to college to begin his freshman year.
We began our day packing (i.e. stuffing our car!)
Then when we got there we went directly to the amazing golf facility to see his coach and look at his locker, golf bag, shoes etc. (and yes I’m a proud moma as he was recruited to play Div. One golf for his new home away from home)
Next we went to his dorm and met his roommate Nick who’s from the Chicago area and is a delightful and adorable young man whom personality wise may have been separated at birth 🙂
Unpacked….Cleaned…Organized….Made his bed…(note “call your mother pillow!)
Made sure his ATM card worked, and once set with cash and his new life, we were given a not so subtle hint that it was time for us to as he tossed the pillow i gave him into the trash….and smiled that smile that always melts mom’s heart…
So the hugs, kisses, tears, I love yous followed by more hugs, kisses, tears and I love yous and then our prodigal son said, ” Ok , mom you can go now, I love you but you’re starting to annoy me’….Ouch!!! Do you think our children say those kind of things to make our leaving easier…I wonder….NOT!
So off his father and I went quietly and tearfully into the sunset (actually it was pouring) to lament, have a few cocktails, and believe that all of us will be fine and individually live happily ever after. THE END or rather THE BEGINNING!
Which brings me back briefly to why i decided to organize my jewelry, Actually it’ was a great way to balance doing something tedious ‘n simple with my inconsistent attempts of bringing some Feng Shui into my day to day life. But I’ll share how i did that in my next post…Meanwhile, time for a poor me, crying break. And, Luke if you’re reading this, PLEEZE CALL ME MAYBE love u!!! xoxo
Spread the glove!