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Monday, September 14, 2009

College? Seriously!

Today we had Mo's SEOP, or student education occupation plan, for those of you as uniformed as I am. We sat in a little office with her guidance counselor, who was approximately six months older than Mo, and talked about LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL.
They talked about ACT's and SAT's and Regence scholarships and credits needed, while I put on my reading glasses and pretended to follow along.
The whole thing came down to this- Mo is going to graduate, and, if she so chooses, go to college. My kid! Who'd a thunk it? I can't get her to pick her underwear up off the bathroom floor but apparently they can get her to go to school, and LIKE it!
We have struggled the past few years, me, because my kid is smarter than I am, and Mo, well, because she knows it. All homework related questions are met with an intelligent "Huh?" and then I take her for ice cream. May not help with physics but it sure helps hide what I don't know.
My baby, just yesterday it seems I was taking a million pictures as she walked to Kindergarten in her cute little dress wearing a backpack that was bigger than she was, and today, we are talking about visiting college campuses.
I'm positive we're not ready, I'm still adjusting to the fact that she drives, can I really let her go to school with the really big kids?
I need to stop watching the news, all the things that happen to girls on college campus's, spring break,basically anytime they are out of their mothers line of vision.
On the way out of that little office I said "Can't you just go back to kindergarten and start all over again?"
And my Mo said " Yes Mommy, but this time I'll be the teacher."

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Anonymous Jenn Lovell said...

Well, I am hearing you loud and clear, they grow up too damn fast, and there isn't anything we can do about it. It's sad how a child goes from needing every minute of your time to only needing a little bit of your time, and all of your money. I miss the good old days too, more and more all of the time, it was crazy, but in a more manageable, I'm in charge kind of life. I know that Mo has a great Mom, who home schooled her, and spent all of her efforts making sure that she would have a great life, you are an inspiration to me, even if we don't know how to do physics..

September 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Sunnynovelist said...

Oh Jenn, it's gone so quickly, I wish I had spent more time enjoying it. I don't know how you did it with 4!!

September 17, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

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