Archive for March, 2009

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Facebook and High School

March 14, 2009

Facebook should probably be called “High School Reunion”.  I reluctantly started using Facebook because of the kids.  If they are going to be on it, then we are going to be on it monitoring what they are up to.  I did not expect the end result being finding old friends.

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to get together for a mini-reunion with 6 other friends from High School.  Some I had some contact with over the years, some I had not seen since I left school.  I wish we had had more time to just sit and talk.  I could not believe all of the memories that came rushing back and all of the stupid things we did as kids.

Now I have one graduating High School in June and I just can’t wrap my head around that.  He’s 18, he’s an adult.  He’s making his decisions about his future.  How did this happen?  I know I’ve seen it all and been here to witness this transformation, but it still does not seem at all possible.  In 20 years will he sit with friends from long ago and have the same realizations.  I’m sure he will. 

His High School experience has been very different and in many ways much more stable and successful than mine.  I hope he has enjoyed the ride and looks back on it with some fondness.  But he’s the type that won’t wish for it to be different, he has constructed it to be the way that he wants and I hope that makes him happy.

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Sweet Sixteen

March 14, 2009

 

Sara on her actual birthday!

Sara on her actual birthday!

I was trying to remember recently what my sixteenth birthday was like and it must have been uneventful.  I can not remember it at all.  My oldest daughter Sara just celebrated her day with a big party at our house with a band and a cake that cost more than my wedding cake.  As this party and cake was her gift from me I actually did not mind spending the extra on it.  As birthday parties go, I think it was a big hit. 

Sara helping to set up an hour before party.

Sara helping to set up an hour before party with the cake.

Sara and Versecity (the band)

Sara and Versecity (the band)

I should say that we had only just moved into the house a whole week before and getting it ready to host a party was just about my undoing.  But with Marks help we managed to pull it off 
We only have 5 more to get through their sixteenth.  I think we can do it.  Poor Shea, his sixteenth birthday was the week before hers and he didn’t get a big sweet sixteen.  Boys are so much easier than girls.

I’m going to start offering weekend trips with Mom instead of a party.  I think it will be a lot less work for me!