Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Varying Stages of Readiness

Here we have the boy-child....
Beginning to pack for college.
He goes tomorrow.
In less than 24 hours...
And the girl child?
Been packed for weeks.
She leaves on Saturday.
And the mama?
Hanging in there!

31 comments:

Deb said...

...and the momma will survive it...I promise!!!

Daryl said...

Oh mama will survive .. they'll be home with laundrey before you know they're gone .. I love Bird's sequin pink cowgal hat!

kacey said...

LOL, my sister is going INSANE. My nephew hasn't started packing...and they have to ship stuff out tomorrow. He hasn't even BOUGHT everything yet. Boy children are sure different creatures, aren't they?

Glad you're hanging in there...

The Incredible Woody said...

My nephew left for college last Wednesday. His packing and readying for school consisted of going around and getting any money that was owed to him!!

Living on the Spit said...

He is just proving how much he loves you!

Love his Sponge Bob shirt. He has quite the sense of humor, huh?

Trisha said...

You are doing great! Keep up the hanging. Isn't it interesting how differently they do things?

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

It's a good thing she's packing the pink cowboy hat!

Love the boy's Spongebob shirt.

Gin said...

So typical! Hang in there.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

normal... hugsssssssssss wish i could come hang out there but stephanie said she cant be withut bradley that long and mike said i have to be home when the a/c man finally comes... if nothing else but to see that the man leaves alive lOLOLOLOLOL

Ellen said...

Spawn's been packing since he got home in May. Boys are never ready, but they usually make do with what ever they take to school.

Keetha said...

You'll do great. I'll be thinking of you!

Love the girl's pink cowboy hat, too!

Mango Girl said...

It will be ok! Sending lots of warm fuzzies your way!

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

What an amazingly exciting time for all of you! (((Hugs)))

Camellia said...

I'm with the pink cowgirl hat and the sponge bob shirt. And with the mama, always with the mama.

Sassy said...

I have had you on my ♥......I wish I could reach thru this little box and give you a hug.....amazingly we do survive these types of things.....your boy/child makes me smile...love his shirt and he is so typical of sons....and can I say love the pink hat of your daughters'....so dang cute....I have been thinking of you so much....just can't get my head out of my butt with everything going on here......D comes home in NINE days!!!! B had to hang up his cleats...another injury :(....this child has been gutted! Second daughter having a girl and preschool started...life is going on around me in spite of myself....Hugs to you ♥ Please don't forget me......I'll get my crap back together hopefully real soon!!!!!

Caution Flag said...

The gender differences are amazing, aren't they? I think you are doing remarkably well :)

Mary said...

Just keep singing that old disco song: "I Will Survive" in your head...

When my son was a freshman, I helped him pack. I filled a ziploc full of deodorant, toothpaste, vitamins, Advil... A few months later, he called home one day and mentioned that he had a headache. I said, "You have Advil. Remember, I packed it in that ziploc bag in your footlocker? "

"What bag?"

"THe one with the vitamins. The deodorant? The toothpaste? Oh dear God, please tell me you've been brushing your teeth..."

So as long as your son knows where his toothbrush is, I wouldn't worry... ;)

Marsha said...

Wow, so what will you do with the empty nest?

imom said...

That would be my kids exactly! Hahaha!

Grandma J said...

Your post made me laugh so hard! It's so typical of boys v. girls. I love the spongebob shirt, and the buffalos on the pillowcase. Just so you know, when your son is 40+ he will still wear spongebob stuff, or maybe graduate (like my son did) to Homer Simpson.

Mama will be just fine. Sending you (((hugs))).

Country Girl said...

I love all of Bird's stuff! That cool box and the pink hat. Fun!

Your son is quite the character! Have a safe trip tomorrow and a week full of memories. It's all good. I'll be thinking of you!

mom x 2 said...

Hang in there! Isn't it funny the differences?

Sandie said...

So funny, the difference in readiness between boy & girl. I know the process is bittersweet for you---keep hanging!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Is Girl Child packing your red cowboy boots to go along with that pink hat? Yee ha! Them CAvaliers won' tknow what hit 'em.

That Boy Child is cracking me right up with the Sponge Bob shirt.

Hilarious.

Susan said...

"...and this to shall pass..."

hang in there dear, it will get easier, I promise!

My daughter left today with the "final" load of stuff, for she has moved into an apartment and plans on NEVER returning home...

HAH! Momma has the money, mama has the money!

They always, always, always come home for a) mom to wash their clothes and b) for mom to give them money!

Hilary said...

You'll manage.. you'll learn to like freedom. Really!

I think that pink hat was seen at our street party (wild west theme) recently. :)

Debbie said...

Hang in there sweetie. Damn, why do they both leave at the same time? Ugh. Would you believe I haven't even gotten all of the pictures developed from when David went off? Didn't have a digital then. Um...guess I should do that. See? It does get easier :)

Snooty Primadona said...

Don't worry Mama! They will call so much & come home so often, it will hardly seem like they are gone....

Thankfully, the separation process goes slowly as it allows you to adjust.

It's almost like *baby separation anxiety* in reverse. It's just your turn now...

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

Enjoy it. Christmas break is less than 3 months away- you have shopping to do!

foolery said...

Aw, don't sweat Boy Child's last-minute packing. I was just like him -- still am -- and look how I turned out!

Uh-oh.

Never mind.

Suz Broughton said...

I love it! They are a little different aren't they--boys and girls. Just a thought.