Fandango’s Flashback Friday: November 27

Fandango’s Flashback Friday: November 27

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year. How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year?

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This post was published on November 27, 2018 as an entry for the Ragtag Daily Prompt challenge.

I still say…a walk in the woods…always worth taking.

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Walk

This post inspired by Ragtag Daily Prompt: Walk

It was an adjustment, to say the least, when our youngest child left home for college. For him as well as for us.

He chose a college where it was warm…and far away from our New England town. I understood that, as I had also wanted to establish myself in a college town far from my home.

Colleges have an annual “Parents’ Weekend” in the fall. So parents can check in. And check out their kids. And kids can touch base with their parents. Our freshman son was on his own for the first time and we were grateful for the opportunity to visit.

Although not a big fan of endless parent questions…how are you?how are your classes?your roommate?is the food good?where is the library?…are you okay?, he was happy to show us around campus. He led the way. The grounds of his university were lush with greenery of all kinds. With a bridge. And a pond. In a very warm spot in Virginia. We attended these Parents’ Weekends every year, but the first one…well, that was extra special.

Conversation always flowed a bit more freely with a walk in the woods.

father and son 2006

9 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday: November 27

  1. One of my professors told me he hated parent’s weekend because he saw his students as adults and here came these adults with their stupid questions as if their kid were a child. YEARS later I was invited by a couple of young women athletes to an honors banquet where their parents were invited, too. It was surreal. My prof’s comment had come full circle. The parents asked me questions I felt they had no right to ask in front of their (grown up) girls. I think, ultimately, I just laughed and they probably decided I was insane. 🙂

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    1. Interesting. I guess it takes all kinds when it comes to dealing with parents who send their kids off to college. It can be a weird time. Some parents recognize/acknowledge the adult part of their adult children sooner than others. It can be a difficult transition on both sides for many reasons. I don’t remember having conversations with my kids’ professors, but if I did, hopefully I didn’t come across as you describe!

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  2. I agree – a walk together in nature always provokes conversations worthy of depositing in our memory banks! I bet you’re thankful as many of us who have gone through those stages before, we’re happy we’re not doing so this year. I have a hard time imagining a virtual parent campus visit – we moms need to see in person if our kids are really okay?! 🙂

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