Sigh. Yes. August 30th. She's going to be a Sophomore this fall. I'm actually really enjoying having her at home, she's fun to be around, she's helping around the house and acting like a responsible adult so it's kind of nice having her here. BUT having her here ha caused such a HUGE disruption in our regular schedule (mostly because she has a 5 day a week job that she needs a ride to/from every day) that I can't wait for her to go back to school so DH, DS and I can get back to our 'normal' routine.Warning!! Rant!! So, is anyone else counting the days until your child/adult goes off to college?? I am about to post a big countdown calendar on the fridge. My DD18 is driving me crazy. If I could send her earlier, I would. I'm thinking she should have gone ahead and gone to summer school. I wish I knew as much at 52 as she does at 18!! Only 67 more days!! Thanks for listening! End of rant!
Wow, I could have written this myself! Mine is also an only child too.My daughter's dorm move-in date is nine weeks from today exactly, and I alternate between thinking that day can't get here soon enough and thinking about how much I'll miss her when she's gone. She's an only child and the house will seem empty and quiet when she's gone-it does when she spends the night with a friend or goes on vacation with one. I will miss our daily conversations and laughs, I will miss the fact that we can look at each other most of the time and know that we're thinking the same thing about a person or situation, but I can't say that I'll miss her quick temper (which has gotten worse over the past few months) and the fact that she clearly thinks that I am a complete idiot and live my life for the sole purpose of getting on her nerves most days (trust me, I have better things to do with my time.) I also won't miss the fact that she's the world's pickiest eater and I will no longer have to plan the household meals around what she won't eat, which is a lot of things. She is a good kid for the most part and has not given us nearly as much trouble as most of the kids we know have given their parents, but there are definitely things about her personality that I won't miss. I hope that her being away will make her appreciate her home life and realize how much her father and I do for her, and I hope that she'll miss us and want to communicate with us still. Time will tell, I guess.