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I thought I was doing ok with the impending semi-emptying of the nest, but over the weekend I saw Toy Story 3, which is about the kid clearing out his room before he leaves for college. Toward the end of the movie, the mom walks into the kid's room and - although she's been nagging him to clean it out - is shocked at how empty it looks. She puts her hands up to her mouth in dismay . . . and yours truly bursts into tears. I'm not talking the little trickle and sniffles one has during a sad movie, I'm talking all out sobbing.

If I react that way at a movie, how much worse will it be when it's time to actually say goodbye?

Date: 2010-06-22 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I get it. I totally get it. Keep friends close and try not to bug your daughter too much.

*one more hug*

Date: 2010-06-22 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Laura is already worried I'll want to spend too much time with her :)

Date: 2010-06-22 06:02 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* Aww. :)

Date: 2010-06-22 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, probably much worse. It's all so terrifying and exhilarating. But then, there's so much grace and light in you, surely there will be good parts.

Date: 2010-06-22 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Movies distill emotions; you may find that in reality, the sense of loss is mixed with and tempered with pride and accomplishment and anticipation.

Date: 2010-06-22 07:01 pm (UTC)
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On the plus side, in real life, your sons will come back to visit glowing with their college adventures.

Date: 2010-06-22 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Its not fair, you did such a good job, and now you are sad.

Date: 2010-06-23 02:11 am (UTC)
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It just means that you have awesome kids whom you don't want to see leave. There are worse things that could happen.

Who/whom? Somebody correct my grammar.

Date: 2010-06-23 03:04 pm (UTC)
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::adds more hugs to the pile::

I wish I had advice. I don't. But I have great admiration for what a mom you are. ;-)
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