101 Auntie E Street, Bloggersville, USA

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Empty Nest Syndrome? What's that in this century....

We delivered our daughter to the university a week ago now. Everyone is asking if I am having a hard time without her here. Well, I am not. Why....Let's see.....In today's world we have Skype, e-mail, instant texting, facebook and Chat rooms. I have seen her, chatted with her, facebooked her and texted her. She has requested items from home, help us find them here. She has asked where things are in her dorm room and I have help her find them. We have talked about things going on here and there. So as you can see she really is not gone. Only her body is, the mind is still with us.

Twenty some years ago I went to EPCOT (a place in Disney world,Orlando Florida) with my parents. There was a futuristic ride in which it showed a family sitting around and having a birthday party.  There was a Large TV screen in which they were talking to the other family members in other places and the interactions where great. Well...we are there now! I remember thinking what a strange thing. Now I think What a great thing.

This kind of technology is wonderful for the Empty Nest Syndrome. With it we tend to not have that lost feeling. I love this technology, Who knew I would be alive to see it!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Daughter- Off to College

We are getting closer to sending Lyd off to college. As a Mom my feelings are on and off. I think this is the hardest part to being a parent. We have 18 years with a child and then they leave the home and head off to start a new chapter in their lives.

The memories start to follow back in my mind of my College years and leaving home. Even though I know in my heart my daughter is not me. The thought of the things she will face scares me.  I went to college in the early 70's and that  was a hard time for me.  In a way I think this time is somewhat harder than back then.

One thing I am glad about is the Internet. We will be able to Skype and the ability to text  in real time allows me to have some peace of mind. Also my blogging will help Lyd know what is going on at home. I just hope she finds time to post on her blog so I can be up on her activities.

Lyd's 18th birthday celebration.
Two more weeks, then it will be time to head out. We have one last vacation planed. Going to a family reunion and then to Canada. We have planed our winter vacation already. Things will be changing for our family. We are truly going to be a empty nest home.