Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Little World

Every time I turn on the idiot box,
this commercial is what I see.
It kills me.
And The Bird?
She announces every morning how many days remain until she leaves.
Today it's 24

36 comments:

winetipper said...

Tell her to try not to be quite so enthusiastic in your presence, or you'll decorate her dorm room a la Walmart. Ouch!

Living on the Spit said...

Looking on the bright side...you will gain an excuse to come to VA whenever you want to and it doesn't have to be to see Bird...but that will be the excuse...wink...wink.

Flash Stitcher said...

We have everything already! Yes, I too get the announcement of how many days remain....
Tissue box at the ready....lawyer at my beck and call!!!

Flash Stitcher said...

Just kidding bout the lawyer!!

Caution Flag said...

Wouldn't it be something to be 18 again?

Gin said...

I've been Bird before. So excited to start my own life. Now I wish I would have held on to that old life a little longer. I feel for you!

Daryl said...

I understand her excitement ... its a whole new world for her to conquer and she will, she's like that ... and you will be fine ... keep breathing!!

Hilary said...

That's an ouch.. I feel for you.

big hair envy said...

Drop-Off Day is marked on my calendar. Destination of your choice:) I'll bring wine.

mom x 2 said...

Why do they do that? I still have another year... Thank goodness! But, I heard last night "Hey mom, you know I'm gonna be a senior this year?" Well No S**t Sherlock! Thanks for the freaking info! I'm with BHE, name the time and place, I'll bring more wine!

Decadent Housewife said...

ThatMart. How did life begin without them?

TSannie said...

You gonna be a MESS!

My shoulder is always available for you to cry on, my friend.

Mango Girl said...

I have managed to miss that commercial somehow.

Want to come join me for some of the vodka I plan to consume?

Deb said...

You have to let both of them go towards their next step in life.

I'm just tellin' you...once you leave campus and get in the car, once you hit the interstate you will have to pull over because you are crying your eyes out.

With my second one, he stated in state and came home every weekend. That was so much better on his parents.

Keetha said...

My son will be eight this fall and still this commercial gets me every time, too.

I'm still excited about the trips you'll take there to visit, though.

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Reading this immediately sent me back to this time last summer when Meg was preparing to leave for college.

She spent many a day at Macy's and Bed, Bath and Beyond, taking pictures and asking her mama what she thought of the stuff she was thinking of picking out for her dorm room. I wasn't at the point where I am now where leaving the house was even a remote possibility, so she tried to include me however she could.

And now, this year? We're counting the days until she leaves for USAF basic training.

Deep breaths MPM...it stings a little bit at first, but that sting is eventually replaced by numerous phone calls home and visits.

noble pig said...

Man. I can imagine her excitement, those feelings of starting her own life. But I can imagine your sadness..it's so hard. But you have raised her well, she will do great.

Ellen said...

And you can always stop at exit 6 for a meltdown on your way home.

Country Girl said...

Every time I see that commercial, I think of YOU!! And of my sister, Char. She's going through the same thing. Yesterday we were told not to mention it. There would be no discussing it. Period!

Grandma J said...

I was thinking of you today when I saw this commercial. Be sure to pack that 8 x 10 photo of you and the Bird for her to mount on the wall.

Flea said...

24. Ouch. It's gonna be okay, mom. Really.

JennyMac said...

Nothing like an unexpected cry! This reminded me of me and my mom...And I love that you call her Bird. That is what we call our 2 year old. Too cute.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Now I have that sick feeling of a lost mother....Will Friday EVAH get here?

I think I will talk Little T into becoming a farmer. Do you need college for that?

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

*sniff*

And I don't even have a kid leaving yet.

*sniff*

Employee No. 3699 said...

I know you'll be fine...but stock up on the Puffs anyway!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

I wish there was a follow-up commercial for WalMart cleaning products (complete with SmellOVision); then the ache would feel quite so bad.

Oh, who am I kidding? I'll just say that you kind get over it by Thanksgiving and again at Spring Break. Roots and wings, Mama. Roots and wings.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Yeah, what BHE said. Once you drop her off and are headed out on I'64, just keep going east and start dialing Wine One One and the EMT's (Emergency Mamma Team) will be right there.

Treasia said...

I feel for you MM. I'm going through the same thing here on the 21st of Aug. I know she's only going to be about 45 minutes away in her dorm, but hell that seems like 300 miles or more to me. She has been buying for her dorm now for months. And yes, showing me each and everything while I fight back the tears. I think we are going to surprise her with a microwave and a couple other things as well.

The Incredible Woody said...

I wish my dorm room had looked even a tenth as cute as that!!

asthmagirl said...

Ugh... This parenting of adult children is not for wimps. I just can't think of K2 completing her next phase of nursing school and leaving me. Is it okay for parents to lock children in their rooms??

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

My computer won't let me see the bird so I have no idea what you are talking about. Waah. Oh, I see from the comments it's about a child turning 18. Good luck with that. Once they took their first breath it was a race to adulthood. Darn it.

Suzan said...

My oldest son left for college 20 years ago (OMG!) and that stupid WalMart commercial tears me up when I see it. Chad was so excited about going to JMU and I was a wreck. I left him at the dorm (after thinking of everything I could do to delay my departure) and cried all the way home - 3 hours. I know it is part of the "plan" but, damn, it's hard! Wouldn't it be easier if they just were not so gleeful about leaving?

Trisha said...

In 24 days you will have control of your house again! I know you will miss Bird but really, it will be nice to have complete control again!

Sassy said...

What an exciting adventure lies ahead for ALL of you......can't wait to hear the stories, secrets, tall tales from the dorm room...

Suz Broughton said...

Oh, well, thanks for that...Like I really need to cry tonight.

Pouty Lips said...

Alright Mental P Little Mama, I've been holding back on you. The truth is that while your kids are away at college, they will be constantly needing things and you will be doing a lot of shopping and running a little shipping center out of your home. That will keep you very busy, I promise. I promise. Really.