Flying the nest

16 Mar

“You’ll love it here.

The city is amazing. The course sounds fabulous.

Far enough away to be independent.

Close enough to get home if you want….

…and we can visit!  If that’s Ok?

But your first day at school..

…seems like yesterday.”


18 Responses to “Flying the nest”

  1. Laissez Faire March 17, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    I don’t want to think about my babies going away! *fingers in ears* lalalala 🙂

    • Rose Tinted Ramblings March 18, 2016 at 11:12 am #

      they slowly prepare you by staying at friends/girlfriends more… going on holidau and camping trips without you and learning to drive and not needing lifts…. A bit like being pregnant prepares you for sleepless nights when they’re born 😉

  2. Arden Ruth March 17, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    I was sick as a dog when my parents dropped me off my freshman year at college. I don’t even want to know how she felt having to leave me there like that! Haha

    • Rose Tinted Ramblings March 18, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      when i buggered off back packing for 3 months which became 2 years and was appaullingly lax at communicating with my parents, i didn’t for once consider how, worrying, frustrating that must have felt. or how sad i must have made them feel…..

  3. Shailaja V March 17, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    So many parents talking about the rapid passage of time. Sigh … I dread that day as it approaches 😦

    • Rose Tinted Ramblings March 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

      I have found that whilst i miss the bady, toddler, inocent child and confused preteen I have the pleaseure of an encyclopedia of fond memories PLUS the joy and pride of this new wonderful adult-in-waiting and all the amazing experiences and conversations we now share…so don’t worry – every age has been a joy xx

      • Shailaja V March 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

        That makes me feel a wee bit better ❤ Thank you!

  4. livebysurprise March 17, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    They do seem to get older way faster than possible.

    • Rose Tinted Ramblings March 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

      its truly shocking how quickly the gap betweeen how old they really are and how old you perceive them to be , expands…. On the one hand i admire the young adult my son has become, on the other he is still my little baby !

  5. Jennifer G. Knoblock March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    My oldest graduated high school last summer and is now living on a different continent. So I absolutely appreciate this, as a mom. As a writer, I appreciate how you’ve made the whole story through this one-sided conversation (moms get that, too, ha!).

    • Rose Tinted Ramblings March 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

      thank you so much – i’m glad it worked and i really appreciate the feedback

  6. Marcy March 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Nice job capturing the excitement and the nostalgia of one flying the nest.

  7. d3athlily March 17, 2016 at 6:44 am #

    heheh That used to be my nightmare before every year of college.

  8. blackcherriess March 16, 2016 at 11:39 pm #

    oh no! i’ve also been late to school before – like by 3 weeks :O

  9. mukul chand March 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    great poem

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