11 February 2010

Graduating To A Nudist Colony?

Ahhhh.  The conversation at the dinner table tonight was not only scintillating, it was downright bizarre.  Which as anyone with a sense of humor knows, is an interesting combination...
The Lemon Stand household is getting ready for another family milestone.  Our eldest daughter, Nicole, graduated from High School last year and is doing wonderfully in a college nearby.  The next two are getting ready to join the masses of college students next fall.  They are graduating (barring any unforeseen pranks gone awry) this June and so I have not had a chance to blog lately.  College visits, college applications, college essays, college transcripts and recommendations.  I will soon, however, have a chance to come up for air and be able to spend more time on my blog.

Cutting to the good parts of the dinner conversation...
Erin to her father, "I'm never going to move away to go to college.  I'm going to live with you forever."  (At the age of 11, you can't truly imagine cutting the apron strings)
Father to Erin, "That's ok.  The day after you graduate I'm going to become a nudist.  I'll be free to walk around in my almost empty home in the buff all day long."
Erin to her father, "Eewwww!  I'll just wear a blindfold!"
Father to Erin, "Have I mentioned that I am also going to express my inner artistic self by continually rearranging the furniture?"
I think if you let your imagination run wild, you can see where the conversation dipped into the realm of unbloggable depths.

Still, I am heading to bed with the thought that there will be three kids down and two more to go.  I think the chaos of this time allows parents to get ready AND look forward to the empty nest syndrome.  (Then again... what WILL I do for blog fodder?)
QOTD:  "Graduation is only a concept.  In real life every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference."  ~Arie Pencovici


  1. Two down...two to go at our place. How can you love them so much and yet look forward to their leaving?

  2. Now that has to be the most effective way of encouraging your children to move out that I've heard yet! lol.

  3. Like your husband won't provide blog fodder? hahahaha

  4. Mrs. Who - I ask that same question every day!

    Dutchgirl - I bet it is definitely unique. :)

    VW Bug - This is true. The only problem is will I want to post it as it is likely to be about me?


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