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I Finished a Checklist

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1

    lisab

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    Feed her - check.
    Keep her clean - check.
    Read to her - check.
    Play with her - check.
    Teach her how to swim, ride a bike, do a summersault - check.
    Explain the wonders of the world - check.
    Treat boo-boos with band-aids and kisses - check.
    Be very silly with her - check.
    Help with homework - check.
    Ground her when she's bad - check.
    Serve as taxi when needed - check.
    Cover the refrigerator with her art and awards - check.
    Comfort her when her heart breaks - check.
    Encourage her to trust her judgement - check.
    Teach her to drive - check.
    Marvel at her independence - check.
    Indulge her by buying books she wants - check.
    Share her joy at getting accepted to her #1 choice college - check.
    Take her to her college and leave her there - check.

    Now, that wasn't so hard, was it?

    Look out world, she's been launched!
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2010 #2

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    Okay... with the exception of the college references, you just described my marriage. It makes me even gladder that she's gone than I was 5 minutes ago.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2010 #3
    :cry:
     
  5. Sep 19, 2010 #4

    drizzle

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    What? Miss mama! :biggrin:
     
  6. Sep 19, 2010 #5

    lisab

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    :rofl:
     
  7. Sep 19, 2010 #6

    lisab

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    I'm amazed at how many of my daughter's friends - many with much better GPAs than she had - aren't going to college. Why? Money, other issues? No...most just didn't get around to applying.

    I used to think that saying, "90% of success is just showing up" was a bit over stated, but maybe not.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2010 #7
    No,

    I believe this is the toughest and the saddest thing to check.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2010 #8

    lisab

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    It was bittersweet. Mostly sweet, but yeah, tough.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2010 #9
    "showing up" needs courage to take risks which is as important as any other thing.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2010 #10

    lisab

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    +1 Exactly!
     
  12. Sep 19, 2010 #11

    cronxeh

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    Lets see..

    loan her money that she wont pay you back - check
    have her crash over at your house for unspecified amount of time - check
    have her boyfriend move in with her for unspecified amount of time - check
    have her travel to europe on your expense - check
    babysit her kids so she can go out and party - check
    feed her kids - check
    Keep her kids clean - check.
    Read to her kids - check.
    Play with her kids - check.
    Teach her kids how to swim, ride a bike, do a summersault - check.
    Explain the wonders of the world to her kids - check.
    ...
     
  13. Sep 19, 2010 #12
    Well that certainly explains your advice on the Relationship board.
     
  14. Sep 19, 2010 #13
    Congrats mom and daughter for checking in with each other. :smile:
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 #14
    Congratulations lisab. I'm glad to hear that the fetus is viable.
     
  16. Sep 20, 2010 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Congratulations to you and your daughter.

    Now it's time to go to Disneyland! What do you plan to do with the empty room? Is the empty nest syndrome setting in?
     
  17. Sep 20, 2010 #16

    Borek

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    9:37 am here, you made my day :biggrin:

    Congrats to all of you.

    And when I wrote about kitchen, I didn't necessarily mean place where you are preparing food. Plenty of other opportunities around.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2010 #17

    Danger

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    Undetermined at this point. Four months ago, my doctor gave me 6 months. So far, I'm defying the odds. I honestly think that I can squeeze out another year or so.
     
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  19. Sep 20, 2010 #18
    You're doing a great job, Dan. Please let us know how we can help you achieving that goal and maybe even more?

    Hang in there, pal
     
  20. Sep 20, 2010 #19
    Ah yes the pre-launch checklist, as Cronxeh stated, better keep your checklist standby for the post take off check, cruising check, pre-recovery check. Not done yet.

    Dinand is now 15 months, we're busy with step six here of the sequel checklist. Explaining the wonders of life

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  21. Sep 20, 2010 #20

    Astronuc

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    Congrats to your daughter and you, lisab, and dad too. Well done!
     
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