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Old 08-17-2016, 08:01 AM
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and man I cried like a little girl who just watched her puppy get run over. Through my career I have seen some horrendous shit and have never had any trouble dealing with it or broken down. But when I tell you I wept, it is an under statement. I'm going to miss that little headache. Excuse me, I've got something in my eye.....
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I've got 17 years to go, but still can't imagine the day mine flies the coop.

Good work Dad! She'll do great.
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I also cried when I dropped my twins off. Momma was dancing all the way back to the truck tho..

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It was the tuition bill wasn't it? Look at the bright side. They could fail out the first semester and be right back at home in a few months. LOL
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Oh man. I am not looking forward to that. I still have 6 years before the first heads off to college, but I am already dreading it.


I was downtown this past weekend and it was right before college started. The streets were packed with parents dropping their kids off. The parents either looked like they were excited to be getting rid of them, or like someone just shot their dog.
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It's rough, believe me.
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Our youngest cannot get his ARSE out of here soon enough for me.

Damn it, its his senior year at Texas A&M and I'm packing him up now if he keeps pissing me and momma off.

That sadness will go away when you figure out how much fun you can have as an empty nester.


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My 9 year old is the light of my life and I cry at the drop of the hat so I'm with you there brother.

Thanks for sharing.
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OP- I can only imagine. My girls started 6th and 7th grade this week. Now that both are in middle school, this thought of college has been in my head all week. Look at the bright side- you've done a lot right since she was accepted to college!

Also reminded me of my start to college. A friend helped me move in to my dorm. Mom and dad didn't even make the trip! At the time, I didn't even think about it but now that I have kids, I wonder why they didn't help me move in. Perhaps they were just avoiding the moment...
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It was the tuition bill wasn't it? Look at the bright side. They could fail out the first semester and be right back at home in a few months. LOL
Seriously, it amazes me how often I am seeing this happen nowadays, especially for boys which does not apply to the OP. I know of several well to do families whose kids grew up not having to do a damn thing and are now complete F ups, and back on the payroll. The parents bitch about it but won't ever cut them off. It is hard to watch it happen when you know the kids are knowingly taking advantage of the parents and the parents can't motivate the kids to get their shit together because the kids know they don't have to. Sorry for the rant.
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Yes. I know how you feel. My daughter is off to med school in Alabama. Leaves this weekend. Hard to see them go. Tuition. That's another whole crazy subject. Could have bought a very nice new boat for the cost of the first four years!
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Been there, done that, and can relate...gets much better. Did I mention mine gets married in two weeks.......
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I also cried when I dropped my twins off.....
Will be doing same on Friday. I'm sure I will have "something in my eye" also. Wish me luck.
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As some have said, I'm looking forward to having the house to ourselves, but my wife is a mess. I got out of the shower last night and found my wife in the kids bed crying, I need to get her into more hobbies, she is a homebody unlike me.
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Seriously, it amazes me how often I am seeing this happen nowadays, especially for boys which does not apply to the OP. I know of several well to do families whose kids grew up not having to do a damn thing and are now complete F ups, and back on the payroll. The parents bitch about it but won't ever cut them off. It is hard to watch it happen when you know the kids are knowingly taking advantage of the parents and the parents can't motivate the kids to get their shit together because the kids know they don't have to. Sorry for the rant.
I don't have to worry about this, my kid is so well grounded and motivated it makes me wonder who her daddy is. But you are correct, the enabling I have seen is disgusting, again another subject.
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Seriously, it amazes me how often I am seeing this happen nowadays, especially for boys which does not apply to the OP. I know of several well to do families whose kids grew up not having to do a damn thing and are now complete F ups, and back on the payroll. The parents bitch about it but won't ever cut them off. It is hard to watch it happen when you know the kids are knowingly taking advantage of the parents and the parents can't motivate the kids to get their shit together because the kids know they don't have to. Sorry for the rant.
Yep, when I was in college guy who lived across the hall from me said he was on a year vacation (30k-ish) His second (and final) semester he went to go take a final, had to look up the building the class was in.
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As some have said, I'm looking forward to having the house to ourselves, but my wife is a mess. I got out of the shower last night and found my wife in the kids bed crying, I need to get her into more hobbies, she is a homebody unlike me.
Please don't take this badly, but you should have ripped her clothes off right there. There are benefits to being empty nesters. Then take her out for some margaritas or whatever she likes. Take a nice walk, bring her home and repeat.

Hopefully she'll like it and enjoy the empty nest.
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amazing how big tough guys fall to pieces when their baby girls go away to college or get married.
Not throwing any stones here, I cried like a little girl myself when I danced with my daughter at her wedding.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:55 AM
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Chit i have something in my eye just reading this......my oldest daughter is 6 i can even imagine. she is going to her first sleepover party this friday and im not ok with that. I know the parents well and the dad will be with me, and im still freaking out.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
Please don't take this badly, but you should have ripped her clothes off right there. There are benefits to being empty nesters. Then take her out for some margaritas or whatever she likes. Take a nice walk, bring her home and repeat.

Hopefully she'll like it and enjoy the empty nest.
Wont take the wrong way at all, that is part of my plan, I'm just letting her go through this phase, then I will step in more aggressively if she doesn't progress.
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