Saturday, May 27, 2017

It seems like just yesterday

Teen Queen, 3 months
Teen Queen's High School graduation was last night, and even though she didn't walk across the stage (too hot, too crowded, too long), she has her cap and gown hanging on her door like a wreath:


FYI, that creeps the hell out of me at night when I'm up wandering the halls. It's a wonder I haven't blown holes in it yet. She also received her official Panhandle High School Diploma:



Things are changing around here, new challenges, new adventures. I, as a rule, don't like change, but as a parent, I have had to embrace it. This has been rough on me. When I picked them up from school yesterday, it hit me hard. This was the last time we were going to do this; no more ARD meetings, no more football games, no more proms. I feel like my job is being phased out.



11 comments:

Unclezip said...

Your job is just beginning; you've been promoted. Well done, Angel.

Papa Guy said...

Prior comment says it and of course no one can say where ya'lls life will go, but for me and the Mrs, we got our lives back. Not a bad thing mind ya. We got blessed with great Grandkids.

Don't let anyone tell you that "Empty Nest" is a bad thing.

Sedition said...

I hear ya. Mine little girl graduated last night. The same little girl who's umbilical cord I seem to have cut yesterday. The same little girl who use to love sitting in my lap listening to metal music while watching the psychedelic visual color pattern apps until she fell asleep.
Where the hell has the time gone.

Anonymous said...

My dad was parenting me up until he died at age 83...the job changes, but it never ends.


vaquero viejo

Granny said...

You will be Mom in a different space. It will evolve like all the other phases. Enjoy every moment.

rick c said...

Your still a "Mom" Angel and you always will be.Congrats to Teen Queen and now on to another chapter in life.

Anonymous said...

Your not an empty nester yet, you still have baby queen to graduated.

Exile1981

Dwan Seicheine said...

Are you panhandling me?

drjim said...

Ahhh...The Cycle of Life....CONGRATS!

Anonymous said...

Just phasing out to a new job, Mom's work is never done !

Mutt Dog said...

Yep Gradij-e-ated youngest and only little girl Saturday 27th. She came out purplish, where is that damn dinosaur, Now blond and likes Yoda, Dr. Who, and 'Crazy Train', put her to sleep late at night to it.
I know call CPS. An evil parent I am. Wouldn't change a thing, happily now know why I suffered med probs I did so they would not. Congrats to TQ and you. Y'all Fellow Texans. YeeHa