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Friday, April 05, 2013

Decisions Decisions

My youngest daughter is in an interesting dilemma. She got into every school she applied to, College of Charleston (don't know why she applied here), Boston University, Tulane, Fordham, University of Virginia, and Georgetown. She's narrowed them down now to UVA and GT. Of course her dad and I are insisting on UVA. It's only about 2 hours from home and you can not beat in-state tuition. UVA is also an excellent school ranked NO. 1 or 2 of best public universities in the country and ranked NO. 24 over all. Yes GT is ranked higher but the quality of the education she'll receive at UVA is just as good. Plus she wants to go to law school so she can always go to GT then. Still at times I think what the hell do you mean my baby is old enough to start college in the fall! What frigging nightmare is this!

We didn't have the same issue with my oldest. She knew exactly where she wanted to go. She applied early decision to one school got in and by Dec. we were done. All good. Although I was in denial then too right up until we dropped her at school. But they're two different people so two different problems.

So again we enter into a different stage of our family life. The dynamics of the family has changed with my oldest away at school and it's getting ready to change again when the youngest leaves. These are exciting times for my daughters as well as my husband and me as we watch our children fly.

The trick for me will be in letting go. So far I'm not doing too badly. They managed to talk me into letting them go parasailing. For the second time. The first time it took 30 minutes of arguing. This time they're two years older and it only took ten minuets. Plus the oldest didn't need my permission. But I didn't feel faint this time when I watched them in this shot. Let me explain, you see when I look at them I see them as they are in the shot above. So can you blame me.