It was a timely conversation, given that my daughter started college today. No, she hasn’t graduated from our homeschool yet, but is an early dual-enrolled student. In fact, she’s starting her first year of high school and her first year of college! We found a (hopefully) ideal situation with a small private university that is just a couple miles from our family business. She rode in with Dad for her 3-hour 9 a.m. class, will do some school work on campus for a couple of hours, and then be picked up by Dad to help in the office for a bit before heading home with him after a long day.
This morning as they were heading out, it felt a bit like her first day of preschool. I was nervous that day, too!
|Almost exactly 11 years ago on the first day of preschool.|
- Pay attention to your teacher.
- Play nice with the other students.
- Be sure to act like a big girl!
- Watch out for boys that might hit.
- Watch out for boys that might hit *on* you.
There was another stark contrast. I remember we teased her the first day of preschool by pulling her into the parking lot, stopping the car, and saying, “Well, you have a great day!” pretending that we had no intentions of walking her up to the building and her classroom. Today we were teasing her that her dad was going to hold her hand and walk her to her classroom (smiles). Yep, she was just as mortified as her first day of preschool when she thought we wouldn't walk her in. Oh, and the fact that I had to text her after her class because she didn’t think to call her nervous mother to let her know how it went…well, a definite sign that the dependence of the preschool years is long gone. Sigh.
|First day of college with breakfast on the run (and a side of 'tude!).|
Growing up sure is hard…on the parents, that is! Have a great “first” day of school, honey!