Calling home

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Calling home
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Sat, 08-13-2011 - 12:03pm

How soon do you expect to hear from your college student after you drop them off?

Were your expectations met?

Did you or the student initate the call?

Do you agree with

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Registered: 01-07-2004
In reply to: elle_fl
Sat, 08-13-2011 - 12:24pm

When we dropped Amanda off for her freshman year last year, I think I heard from her the first night (wasn't expecting that) We communicated quite a bit, but I really tried to let her initiate phone calls.

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In reply to: elle_fl
Sat, 08-13-2011 - 12:28pm

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Registered: 04-16-2009
In reply to: elle_fl
Sat, 08-13-2011 - 2:23pm

My kids called/call when they need.

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In reply to: elle_fl
Sun, 08-14-2011 - 10:31am
Hi Sharon,
Good to see you post, i've been wondering how your dear Ashleigh is doing.
We dropped both my boys off together the first year. They went early for the semester because of the football for the youngest, they ate dinner together the first night. I can not totally recall that night beyond thinking we probably called them to say we had made it home because I remember them telling me they used $$ my husband had slipped them to go out off campus.

We don't have a set time to call, even though, my mother always calls on Sunday.my oldest usually calls when he is walking to somewhere...I remember when he was in Boston we always had wind tunnel like conversations. My youngest calls more just to touch base, ask for recipes, tell me funny incidents....but then he has always been my mommas boy ...my oldest wanted me to let him walk to nursery school by himself hahaha
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Registered: 08-06-2009
In reply to: elle_fl
Sun, 08-14-2011 - 10:36am
Hi Rose,
You are one courageous mom! Do you have one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan now? Does the services limit their use of cell phones because of tracking?
Have you talked to your grandson on the phone yet? ;)
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In reply to: elle_fl
Sun, 08-14-2011 - 1:10pm

The afghanistan son returned to the states (Ft. Campbell KY) on August 3rd, so I was blessed with having all of my kids in the USA for 10 days before the younger one headed to Iraq.

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In reply to: elle_fl
Sun, 08-14-2011 - 8:21pm
Ashleigh is doing really well! Surgery was tough on her and she ended up spending 3 days in the hospital, mostly for pain control with a morphine pump. They had to put 9 screws and a plate into her foot. She came home last Saturday, needed pain killers for a couple of days after coming home but now is almost completely pain free. There is no way she could have started classes last week, like she thought. She'll have her first day of grad school tomorrow. Trying to work out logistics of her getting from parking to her classes on crutches, while we wait for her knee walker to come in. She did miss her first staff meeting at her student teaching assignment, but everyone has been so understanding and gracious. Thanks for asking about her!
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