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Return to empty nest status

My daughter left for her spring semester at ASU today. According to Flyte Tracker she's somewhere over Illinois. I have been tidying up behind her, assembling the things she left and will email her to find out if that was on purpose or whether she needs them.

The house seems really quiet already. And it's gray and rainy outside, which pretty much matches my mood. It's amazing how fast a month can pass. We won't see her again until May. Sigh. I miss her already and she hasn't even landed in Phoenix yet.

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Jan. 17th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
My wife already mopes about the kids leaving the nest, and that's at least seven years away.

What year is she, and what's her major?
Jan. 18th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Junior (you'd think I would be used to it by now?), majoring in design studies with a minor in sarcasm.

Edited at 2010-01-18 12:24 am (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I believe all kids -once they reach the age of teenager- begin their training for that sarcasm minor.

How good is ASU's design studies program? I'll freely admit that when I saw ASU, the first things that popped in my head were Astronomy and Materials Engineering. Then again, I'm a science geek.
Jan. 18th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
The first thing that should pop into your head for ASU is the 92% acceptance rate. They really need that out of state tuition money!

But actually, the Design department was recommended by her HS art teacher here in MD. She switched to design studied from graphic design because the BFA program was really strict and a little old fashioned. It had no room for computer graphics classes and web design. Design Studies will give her a BS with a lot more latitude about what she takes.
Jan. 18th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
The first thing that should pop into your head for ASU is the 92% acceptance rate. They really need that out of state tuition money!

Boy, that sounds similar to Ohio State. When I applied to colleges back in the 80's, Ohio State was the only one that had an "Open" policy. It meant if you were breathing and from the state of Ohio, they had to accept you. I hear that it's a bit more restrictive now, but not by much. (I still use it in my anti-OSU ammo, tho.)
Jan. 18th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Because mine all go locally, I get the good parts of them starting spring semester without the part that entails not seeing them for the next four months. The boys will be gone just enough--like ALL DAY. My daughter lives at school, but comes home once in a while.

((((Karen))))) Think of how nice it is to leave your house clean, and come home to it...CLEAN!!!
Jan. 18th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
That will be true once I get it truly clean. It is amazing how much longer it stays tidy when the kids aren't here.
Jan. 18th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
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