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Oh, no! I'm glad your back is better and the trip is underway. I know it is most exciting for you and your DD to see and explore this campus. It would be awesome for her to go to school in Tampa if she really wants to. How nice to be fairly close to WDW and to you in your new home once you move there. Either way it will provide a good meeting place for holidays and such. Good luck on the trip and take care of your back.
DD is more convinced than ever that this is the school for her! Yesterday’s visit was for their Science Day as we had done the regular tour back in February. She wants to major in marine bio so it was fabulous getting to see their Marine Bio Field Station. She also got to talk informally with professors and current students in her desired major. It was also great to have DS with us as he wasn’t here for the Feb tour. I wanted him to experience a college campus and especially this one if DD ends up there. They are incredibly close and he I wanted him to have a visual on where her new home might be. Most times when I discuss privately with him about her leaving he says “I don’t want to talk about it” and I understand. He’s excited for her but knows he’ll miss her. He’s already asked DD if they can FaceTime when she’s there. Now I just need a little pixie dust that DD gets accepted!!! She is a solid “A” student with extra curricular a so here’s hoping. They had sent her a letter inviting her to apply through their “Fast track” process because of her good grades and extra curricular work. Submit by 11/1 and know by 11/15. Fingers crossed!!!!
We finally made it to POR but later than anticipated. The tour finished late which pushed us into rush hour on a Friday By the time we got settled in the kids just wanted to shower and climb in bed. I was totally ok with that, lol. We’re only here for the weekend so only hitting MK, EP and some shopping at DSp.
I'm so glad the tour was a success. Good for DD being invited to apply early. Only two weeks to wait for an answer is great. Fingers crossed for her. I imagine if you know in November where she's going to college it will make her senior year less stressful. I have a junior and we just went on our first tour this week. Enjoy the weekend!
My concern about your not sharing too many feeling with your Dd comes from personal experience. I got very ill when my DD was applying to med school. She was accepted a great school she really loved but when accepted by a local swchool pulled her applications and acceptances and decided the local school was where she would go although she liked other programs better.
She is getting ready to graduate and I am glad she doesn't feel the need to be nearby as she looks for residencies. I am also moving close to a sibling so she doesn't have to feel like she is my health caretaker. Her choice worked out and I hope she never regrets it.
As the mother of two boys and a girl, girls tend to spend senior year getting ready for leaving for college and it is very hard emotionally for them (and you). Many push away and get unpleasant to make the separation easier. while girls tend to get more excited about decorating their rooms, roommates, etc., they also seem much more aware of the separation.
How much you miss your husband is so apparant in everything your write. It sounds like your DD found a program she really likes and while she is very enthusiastic, she pay change her mind (mood) as the time comes closer. It will be harder for her to leave than kids leaving an intact family and not having a disabled brother. The less she worries about you and her brother the better.
I wish her much luck and happiness. It is such a huge transition for all kids.
I didn't mean to imply you were doing something wrong, I just know from experience how hard it is not to have a mother's state (good, bad or neutral) impact a school choice and the actual move.
So glad you had a great visit. Your DD sounds like a really exceptional young lady and I know you are very proud of her. Sending some acceptance her way. It sounds like a good sign to me that she was approached about the fast track application process. Hopefully, your DS will handle the changes well, no matter where she ends up.
Wow, so glad for your DD's (hopefully) acceptance answer early. Our DD had a similar acceptance when she was a senior in high school. All of her material, booklets, etc., for other schools went flying into the trash that evening - also in November! She was accepted into an accelerated medical program - undergrad college and seat in medical school as long as she maintained GPA and passed the MCAT! She did!
It will take a lot of the stress of being a senior off of her shoulders. Knowing early eases up some of the tensions of senior year!
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