I sit here on the bed of the Shelton, CT Courtyard Marriott typing my first school year blog. The summer was gone in a flash with four family graduations and all of the parties and going away dinners. The kids are starting their first year at Geneseo, Canisius and Harvard. There were lots of scholarships and proud parents.
Freshman drop off is hard. I don’t care how prepared you are, we have so much invested in our kid’s lives…it’s so hard to let go of the day to day process. I even missed car pool…actually, that’s a lie. I never missed car pool. I had 10 minutes of the most intense crying of my life (and, that’s saying a lot considering…). He adjusted well and we got to see him during the semester at swim meets, even if it was for 10-15 minutes.
Sophomore year was a breeze. My son asked if I was going to cry and all I could say was “come on, move it, Dad and I want to listen to the Bills game on the way home!” Well, I wasn’t that bad but it certainly was not the same.
This year seems different, yet again. This year we know he will spend most of next summer doing an internship in New York City. So…let’s just say, this year is very emotional.
Thing is, though…I couldn’t be happier for him! He will be working at a CPA firm in Stamford during the school year and for Price Waterhouse Coopers in NYC in 2011. He has been working out all summer and hopes to have a great swim year…January in Hawaii and championships at home in Buffalo.
Life is good!