His bags are packed. He's ready to go...he's leaving on a jet plane...

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His bags are packed. He's ready to go...he's leaving on a jet plane...
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Wed, 08-17-2011 - 10:49pm
To go to college tomorrow morning. I am going to miss him even if he drives me crazy :).
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Hi Robin,
That song came out when I was in high school and my brother left on a jet plane for college....good pick ;)
We are all here to keep you company!
Were you able to get off from work to be able to go along to the airport? does he have a direct flight or have to change planes?

Did you give him cash for a just in case?

How are you feeling? Excited anxious relief?
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Neither of my boys went over 3 hours away by car but it was still an exciting/bittersweet time when they headed out. Hope he loves it there and is able to balance the work and the fun successfully. And I hope the transition isn't too rough on you!

Pam
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Registered: 01-05-2005

Let us know how it went... was it a dramatic goodbye, or did he give the usual boy half-hearted, sideways hug, mumble something and head to the plane, lol?

How are you feeling?

Theresa

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Registered: 09-19-2006
My husband went with him so he was not on his own for the first trip. My husband flies a lot so he got upgraded to first class and left ds in coach (LOL). Except when the got to the airport ds got upgraded too - hmmmm, don't want him getting used to that. They made it to Denver along with all of the luggage. Not a small reason for celebration. They are texting me like wild with every little detail. Not sure I want to know every little detail.

Tomorrow is the big move in day. Now that is what I want details about. Dh intends to dump and run and then head to his companies Denver office. So far I am really excited. Of course I am having fun with dd, we went to Walmart and I bought her stuff to "girly up" the bathroom she used to share with her brother.

Robin
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I hope he balances fun and work as well. CSM is all engineers and he wanted that because he felt the students would be more serious than Penn State. Still I am sure he can figure out how to goof off. I sure hope he finds a balance.

Robin
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He hasn't said goodbye yet as dad is still with him. I am expecting the latter - mumbling half hug - as neither is big on PDAs. Ds was pretty affectionate with me yesterday though. He gave me a lot of hugs and even put his arm around me as we walked the dog together. Oh my, can't believe he let the neighbors see that.
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Registered: 10-25-2006

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Hey, that's pretty good--neither of ours ever did that.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
I have a friend who had a big family and she told me that she got a ride to her freshman year of college with a friend's parents. I don't think that sort of thing was all that uncommon when we were growing up and I suppose that most of us turned out okay. At least if we didn't turn out okay I doubt it had anything to do with whether our parents dropped us off at our dorm.