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|Tue, 09-11-2012 - 5:57pm|
Well, I guess it was inevitable...my dd forgot some things: stamps (ha!), the Gilmore Girls DVDs, the character shoes for dabbling in performing arts classes...the dh said I should let her alone but I packed up the first box and included: Season 1 of the Gilmores (we've watched all 7 seasons twice), some snacks I know she likes, the shoes I know she'll need, mail that arrived after she left, curtains I made for the dorm, anything I could find to reach out and touch my kid from hundreds of miles away.
LOL, her roommate's mom and I have started a correspondence. We both agree we'll never get used to missing our daughters.
Already, my kid sounds like an adult when I speak to her on the phone. She's handling it all so well--how did that happen?? I can't even begin to take credit for it because I'm faring worse than she is...all I can think about is when we will see each other next, what we will do, and then throw myself into work to keep from falling into that great well of emotion. Pathetic really.
Last night she told me she missed my cooking. But there have been no tears, no scenes, and no requests to come home. Even though I know she misses us, she knows this is a solo gig, the journey to adulthood and there's no going back.
I've read every post under the Helicopter thread and I personally think it's sooo incredibly hard not to jump in to rescue that child. It feels like she's learning to walk all over again, and all I can see are the chubby legs stumbling, falling and the arms catching on a piece of furniture....thank god for Skype and texts...otherwise, I'd go stark raving mad!
Just curious, what are others putting in care boxes? I can use some ideas...'cuz I'm not gonna stop.