Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shocking News

I never thought I would see the day but Anna is super clean and a penny pincher. I told her I didn't know who she was. I'm so proud but it probably won't last long.
I've talked to a few parents that have sent their kids away and they assured me that all the kids go through a rough adjustment period. Since we had never been through it before it was a bit shocking. And because the school is in the middle of nowhere, Anna had a hard time adjusting to having nothing to do on top of home sickness. Us city slickers don't know how to behave down south. LOL!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

16 comments:

McVal said...

Yay! You've succeeded on one child so far! And yeah... it won't last... But enjoy it while you can!

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-I know, I'll be pissed at her in about 5 minutes.

Sheila said...

Huh--wish I knew your secret. I think my daughters are messier than most boys I've heard of!! And pinching pennies---HA!!! They don't know the meaning of the words!!!

Jill said...

Glad to see she's doing well. I attended school (one of several colleges) at Frostburg University let me assure you there was NOTHING to do in that area, and when it snowed, even worse! Needless to say I transferred out. LOL I wish her all the best!
Blessings,
Jill

slugmama said...

I truly believe that when our kids turn 12 or so, aliens take over their bodies.
If you are lucky, the aliens leave around 19 or so and they turn back into our kids, more mature but still our kids.
And then there are some kids that the aliens never vacate...25....30...35....by that point, the aliens should just beam them up to the mothership and haul them back to the alien planet.

Nice to have your daughter among the earthlings again!lol

Frances said...

How does she have nothing to do?? She is in college...she should be studying.

Or reading.

Or blogging.

I just don't understand people that cand find nothing to do. Maybe I am just weird.

Together We Save said...

My girls are so messy and I worry about the oldest being able to do anything for herself next year. Glad you daughter is doing well at keeping stuff done!

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-We are usually fighting all the time but I was shocked to find all generic food in her dorm room!
Anna was a complete slob when she was here so there is lots of hope for your girls!

SonyaAnn said...

Jill-I was shocked at all of the nothingness of the town!
Thanks for coming to see me!

SonyaAnn said...

slugmama-Well now you have scared me! DJ is a good kid so does that mean that he will become evil?
And I'm pretty sure that Den never grew up!LOL. Can I beam him back to his mother?

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-Well maybe I should rephrase it. We live in a very, very busy area. There is just a lot of hustle and bustle here. Down there, there is just corn and a gas station. Seriously, we "did" the town in 30 minutes and we walked very slowly! Since she lived in the "big city" all of her life, the slow pace is shocking.

SonyaAnn said...

Together We Save-We she is cleaner than she was here, I just hope that her grades are as good as they were here.

Frances said...

Well, SonyaAnn, I guess I am just weird. I grew up in Houston, TX... pretty busy here, too. But I still can find something to do where ever I go. Seriously, you can drive through the town where my parents live in 5 minutes. That's if you have to stop at the red light. But I love it there.

I guess I can just keep myself amused. LOL!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-I guess it is just us. My SIL lived there for 8 years right out of college and she was tired of the quiet life too. She was so excited to come home and shop in a real mall. Guess we are just brats!

Nicole said...

When I was 16 and visited the true rural midwest for the first time, my future mother-, sister-, and grandmother- in-law all decided that I was uppity and elitist etc.

It was probably my shocked reaction to finding that there wasn't a non-Christian bookstore for more than an hour and a half from the town.

Even DH can't stay in his hometown more than 5 days without going stir-crazy. It's a different world out there.

SonyaAnn said...

Nicole-It is a bit different from what we are used to. Our little town of Antioch is quiet. We even have a tiny movie theater but 20 minutes out and its city. I like that.