It is with mixed feelings that I face the upcoming graduation from high school for Nick. On the one hand, I can’t wait to have him out of the house so I don’t have to pick up after him any more or fight with him when he’s in a crabby mood. I think the food bill will go down for a while…at least while he’s eating at college.
I don’t think the flowing out of the wallet of cash will stop anytime soon. Sometimes I feel like I should have a button on my chest that should say, push here to extract cash.
I love Nick…he is the most precious thing I have….but he can certainly be a challenge at times. He’s extremely intelligent, speaks his mind and has a double whammy of stubbornness from both parents.
On the other hand, I will certainly miss him…when he’s happy, cheerful and loving he just makes my heart swell. He is extremely talented as anybody who knows him can see but with the intelligence and talent comes temperament.
Nick has certainly blossomed in high school. Elementary and middle school years found Nick mostly at home, on his computer or reading or building with Legos. He didn’t have a big social life. I think that has something to do with being an only child…always being with adults.
In high school, he has been involved in many school activities, orchestra, Solisti, Acafella, the newspaper, plays and many more activities I’m sure he hasn’t told me about.
I wish Nick and all the seniors a smooth transition to their new endeavors. Its a big step. They should also know that we’re still there to help them if they need it. But as every parent knows, teenagers know everything….20 somethings finally realize thet maybe their parents weren’t so dumb after all.
Best of luck my best boy on this new phase of your life. I know you will do well in whatever you do.