Saturday, January 31, 2009

Adventures in Real Parenting: Never Miss a Beat

I'm somewhere in Georgia with The Dancer, visiting a college and taking her to audition for their dance program. It's going to be whirlwind day, I suspect. She's going to get to experience a bit of college life while she's here.

I'm going to try to stave off flashbacks of my own wild college days. Who wants to relive going in to work at Sears at 7:30 a.m. with a raging hangover, wearing clothes you don't quite recognize and wishing desperately that you'd packed a toothbrush in your little pocketbook the night before......

In the meantime, let's wish The Dancer perfect poise, grace, an ability to pick up the choreography quickly and to never miss a beat.

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  1. i'm sure she will wow them. hope you two have a good time

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  2. Break a leg, Dancer!! (And never ask your mom to tell you what college was really like!) I dread the day I have to truth-say to my kids....may it never come....

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  3. I'm sending many best wishes that she knocks them out. Have a fun outing with her and enjoy yourself!

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  4. wishing desperately that you'd packed a toothbrush in your little pocketbook the night before

    That's why I always carried a tube of toothpaste on me. Gum didn't always do the trick.

    Good luck to the offspring.

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  5. Good luck with that. We went through the whole college visiting business with our oldest about two years ago. The whole process was one of the most stressful experiences I've ever been through, what with all the financial aid crap, and everything. I don't envy you one bit.

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  6. I'll keep my fingers crossed for her :) XX <-->crossed fingers.

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  7. oh my, this made me secretly cry when we were doing it, although my kids were in other states...it's still a little mind bending...and lisa, what's the "jane..." up top mean? I couldn't figure it out!

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  8. I hope everything goes perfectly for her.

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  9. Best of luck to you and yours in the undisclosed location you currently inhabit.

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  10. Here's wishing and hoping she does well.

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  11. Thanks, gang! We're back in one piece and it seems all went well. She really liked the school - a small, private liberal arts college for women. She's got scholarship competition in a couple of weeks so we'll see.....

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  12. I am waiting for them to throw more money at Chloe.

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  13. Yes, I agree with MM, and I don't know 'bout you, but I love the idea of an all girls school.... I know...there is still trouble to be found, but I believe a place where she can grow without some of the un-needed peer pressure..... Oh, I love the idea and will cross my fingers!! (I'm playin' the lottery for y'all too...I don't think I've told ya that yet...)

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  14. I love MM's comment. Ohh, the whoas of parents and college. And if it is expensive for her and if you can make it, can you deny the next two? I recall hearing my mother make such a comment and now after years as an accountant, it's hard to be "fair".

    Naturally, I wish her all the best and really hope that she finds what she wants.

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  15. Ah....good luck to her. And I do remember lots about those college years. Things like holes in my kitchen floor, having five bucks that had to last for a week and trying to decide whether to just buy gas for my car and hope that someone I knew would offer me food or eating and walking the four miles to school and work daily....

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  16. Anxiety amplified a thousandfold at 17....

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  17. Small liberal arts school would be great. She might actually get an education.

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  18. Good luck . . . I assume that you are hoping for a scholarship?

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  19. OMG, the same little girl we would run out of your office in the morning because she just wasn't a morning person (I can totally relate to that) is now going to college? Why am I surprised, my older nephew is a sophmore in colleg now and the younger one is a sophmore in high school. Yes, we are getting older, but better!
    MaryCatholic

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  20. Sending good wishes to the Dancer.

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  21. May the scholarship fairy smile down upon you all. I had a wink and a nudge from her (the wink was only $500 from our local Soroptomists, but the nudge was substantially more from the college itself) and it was so worth all the effort I put into those applications and essays.

    Chloe is a bright, talented girl and I'm sure she'll get a sterling education. She's got you and MathMan to cheer her on, lucky girl!

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