Tuesday, August 22, 2006

still crazy after all these years


We took our middle son back to college the other day. Usually this event always makes me weepy, worried and anxious. ( typical me, no?) Well, I am so happy to share that This time around I handled it beautifully. I always knew that my son was friendly and well liked at school. However, seeing the overwhelming welcome he received was astonishing! The hugs, the kisses, the laughs, the kids running down the hall, yelling his name, wanting to see him. He must have hugged 100 kids. He is so funny. I don't know where he gets this gift. He is loaded with Charisma. When he was younger we called it "shit" as in - he is full of it! He knows how to schmoose. He also knows how to gather a crowd. I knew he was magnetic, but this was ridiculous! I wish they had a degree for it. Like an MSF - master of schmoozing & fun. To see him in his element. To see his joy in being back to this 2nd home. How could I get anxious? Sure I will miss him like crazy. Which by the way is his nickname at school- crazy nick, It's actually written on his dorm door. ( maybe i should be worried! haha)
I love how he can make me laugh, no matter what my mood is. I love the vast amount of music he plays for me and insists I should love. I love everything about him. It will be difficult not having him around for a while, but It feels so great to know he is so happy. I pray he has an academically successful year, I'm confident he will have a fun year.

6 comments:

ann said...

I have an idea where he gets it! you and Mr. Petal are no slouches in the magnetism department!

ps. we are taking D#1 back on Friday.

spider said...

What a cutie, Lucy. With those gorgeous eyes, can only imagine how he looks now. Your love for your children is so evident in your posts - it's heartwarming.

Lucy said...

awww thanks guys! good luck friday annie!

Lyn said...

...isn't it nice to know that the rest of the world appreciates your wonderful child as much as you do...

jenifleur said...

Crazy Nick? Sounds like it should be Lucky Nick! I completely lack that gift he has in such abundance. Congratulations to you and his father for raising someone so at ease in the world, it's quite an accomplishment.

P.S. I got the frame, it's lovely! Thank you so much.

Jane said...

My kids are 8 and 10 and I know the time flies by....I just can't imagine them out on their own. I'm sure your son will be a bright shining star out there!!