We have survived the first two weeks of school and everyone seems to be settling back into a normal routine, whatever the heck that is.
Do you remember being 18 and having every.single.adult. in your life ask you the following question?
What are your plans after high school?
Did you know the answer?
While my son is a senior this year and has ideas, there is no set plan as of yet.
Military has been discussed and so has college. Taking a year off hasn’t exactly been addressed but the concept of not doing anything but working has been and continuing to live at home has been with certain stipulations. So he is aware of his “options”.
Living off mom and dad isn’t one of them. He knows what is expected and where our financial support comes into play. We did discuss that whatever path he chooses we will support him. (regardless of how we feel about it. Hard thing for a parent, am I right?)
I asked him to have a plan A and a plan B by Christmas. Something, ANYTHING really! An idea that his dad and I can help implement or guide him in the right direction to make it happen.
My son is a man of few words, so while he didn’t use these exact words in the below comic, the idea is still the same.
I know a few other moms and dads too, going through the same complication.
I would rather have ________________ for dessert instead of __________.
I admire ___________ and __________________ in a person.
I used to wear _________ when I was ___________..
I want to ________ for___________.
I would rather have a bowl of Captain Crunch cereal for dessert instead of chocolate.
2. I admire honesty and humor in a person.
3. I used to wear heals when I was in banking.Now it’s flip flops and flats and snow boots.
couldn’t find an image that worked..lol
4. I want to color my hair this weekend but hesitate for fear of my gal at the salon who I love will freak, but I don’t see her again until NOVEMBER!
This week my office provided fun little “stress balls” as a means of relieving stress as part of our wellness month. I was the lucky one who got to pass them out and I have to say the smiles and giggles I got from GROWN MEN carried me through the day! SO.MUCH.FUN! And because I ordered the balls and had them sent to my house, my awesome hubby was giddy as well and sent me this with the caption.
THEY HAVE ARRIVED!
How can one not smile at a box full of happy faces?
Moving onward, my friend Eli has an amazing post that he shares once a month and I really think you should hop over check it out. Some really uplifting captions today!
Okay, you know the deal – Each week, Hilary lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her.
If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! I REALLY NEED STATEMENTS! This week’s co-host is PATRICIA from A SEASON AND A TIME. She came up with the last two statements
1. I don’t like _____
2. ___ makes me ____
3. It’s a challenge for me_________________________
4. My favorite time to _________________is_____________
1. I don’t like onions but love onion flavor. It’s a texture thing
2. Fall makes me giddy!
3. It’s challenging for me to stay up past 10pm.
4. My favorite time to catch up with me is Saturday mornings.
This week I have been working with our teenage daughter on getting up early in preparation for the first day of school which is Friday, yes, FRIDAY. Today is day two and we- err, she got up 5 minutes earlier than yesterday. Progress, people, progress.
Both my kids will be on the same campus this year and both kids are in HIGH SCHOOL.
With one kid about to complete his education and looking beyond the front steps of our home to venture forth into the great unknown and the other kid starting what we hope will be the best 4 years of her life!
We have a freshman and a senior and a mother riding the emotional roller – coaster!
(please pray for my husband)
Dad is just sitting back and doing an amazing job of supporting all of us and reminding us that humor is the best medicine and sometimes, being an adult is over-rated!
So everything about this week has been kinda stupid and it is ONLY Tuesday, but we are taking it day by day.
Who thought staring school on a FRIDAY was a grand idea. They should be shot.