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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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2nd-Jul-2009 04:29 pm
I miss my daughter terribly.

She usually gets home around 2:30-3:00, see. And we have a few hours of Gilmoresque banter and general hanging out, and it is good, and my internal schedule is all set around her walking through that door by 3.

But for the duration of Explo... the earliest she gets home is 5:30. And she often stays til 9:30. When she's not outright sleeping over there, which she gets to do thrice a week.

So instead of the usual ~20 hours of time I'd have with her by Thursday night, I've had ~3 this week.

Will have another hour or so tonight, then nothing again til Sunday evening.


I miss my girl.

She's having a great time, though.

I'll just barely get to hang out with her, is all. Just the car ride back from Explo tonight, which will be us trying to keep up with what she's been up to the last two days and finding out what she'll be doing this weekend. And the hurried packing of stuff for the weekend.

I wish I felt well. That would help.

I will go stop being maudlin now.
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2nd-Jul-2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Enjoy what time you have now while you can. The older they get, the more focused they are on activities related to their their friends and peers - not so much on "the folks".

But as long as you continue as you have been for so many years, I don't doubt that she'll be taking time out to keep you up-to-date on what all's going on - albeit not on an everyday basis, of course.

You've done a great job, so far. Just keep doing what you've been doing.

Edited at 2009-07-02 09:12 pm (UTC)
2nd-Jul-2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
My daughters both live at home, but are at the age of .. "leave me in peace!" so Gilmoresque banter has naturally gone by the boards here.

And yet when they are gone, I still miss them terribly!
3rd-Jul-2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Could be worse. She could be in college in San Diego or somewhere...

See? It's all in the perspective. This Explo experience is letting you acclimate gradually to what college might be like. Doesn't make it easier, but perhaps it will help a little to look at it that way.

Little Mary Sunshine, signing off. 8-)
3rd-Jul-2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I can relate. I miss my girl after being away from her for 6-12 hours for work, and she isn't even good conversation yet. Who would have thought someone who does nothing but eat, sleep, poop and cry would be so interesting?
3rd-Jul-2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Hell, sometimes I miss my kids when I'm just at work for the day. >.>
4th-Jul-2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that icon!
6th-Jul-2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
I can't relate from the parent side, but my mom points out to me how much she misses me during the day even.

and i'm 31!!! I can't even imagine what it was like this weekend without me.
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