An Empty Nest and News



been so long since I’ve sliced. I’ve almost forgotten why Tuesday’s have always been so special. But hopefully things are settling down, and I am beginning to settle into my new role as an empty nester and life may be getting back to normal. Let’s just say I’ve been eating more than my share of cupcakes and Sonic Blasts these dayswhat’s another mile on the treadmill right?

My hope that she would miss me so much she would beg to come home and live happily ever for the rest of my life is NOT going to come to fruition. She loves her college life. She loves her dorm. She has even decided she loves her name because whenever she meets someone new they say “I love your name!” I am happy for her. Really I am. But did she just have to “love” it so much?  
At least I have had school to keep my mind off my heartache. We have been back in school four days today. My kiddos are very sweet and very chattyall the timeeven in lineand when the teacher is talkingor other kiddoswe are working very hard on procedures.
I do have some interesting news. I have been chosen to write a post for the “Really Good stuff” blog (you know the people that have The Really Good Stuff teacher supplies). I got the email last week, and will submit it in September. I am very excited. And nervous. And worried.  I am writing about the common core. Of course I’m not sure what about the common core I’ll be writing about. But lucky for me I have plenty of time in the evenings to think about it!


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11 comments:

  1. I understand the lonely part, but it does get better. Wow, writing an article is quite an undertaking. You will come up with something great. Keep working on those kiddos, they really aren't first graders yet. They'll come around.

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  2. I'm at the beginning of my daughter's life so I cannot even imagine what it must be like. However, after college I was happy to move back closer to home. My mom was a regular fixture in my NYC classroom. Like a de facto class mother. Who knows... maybe your daughter will move back and be close to home after school.

    Congrats on being asked to do that blog post. You have plenty of time to kick around ideas.

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  3. Best wishes on the article. And be proud that you are in another stage of parenthood! It gets good now that they are adult friends who come for a visit.

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  4. They do love college life - and now mine loves her "urban married couple life." Congrats on the invitation to post.

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  5. Congratulations on the invitation Tammy. I liked your earlier explanations of the common core. You'll be great. Sorry about your sadness, but it will just change as Donna said, then you'll have some great adult friends. And parenthood never ends, if that makes you feel better. I'm still supporting, but the difference is that they can give support to me too. That's a sweet thing. Good luck with the chatty kids!

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  6. Congrats on your blog post for Really Good Stuff! I work in Texas and we are one of two ridiculous states not using common core standards. I love how simply the common core standards are stated and how, duh, if I have a kids move in from out of state they are being taught the same things we are teaching! Hang in there. Your relationship with your daughter will get so much closer as she goes through college!


    Rowdy in First Grade

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  7. I'm not a mom, so I haven't been in your shoes. I am a daughter though, so I'm sure you are greatly and dearly loved more than you'll ever know. Congrats on the common core post. I'll be looking forward to it!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  8. I just sent my oldest to middle school this year and he LOVES it and all the freedom that comes with it! Its hard for me because he has ALWAYS been at the school I taught at and yes, I thought he might be a little sad...NO WAY! He even asked me the other day not to call him "Cutie!". Congrats on you post for Really Good Stuff. I can't wait to read it.

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

    PS- I can't believe the number of Tammy's that blog!!

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  9. Thanks for all the encouragement bloggy friends! I have missed you and am so glad I returned to my slicing life last night!
    Tammy

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  10. I know just how you feel and it doesn't get any easier. I wish I could tell you it did. I miss my daughter horribly, but don't want her to know. She started her job today, so I will probably see her even less this year than last. :(
    I have also spent the last 14 years teaching at the school my children went to. Now, my youngest is moving on to middle school and I am all alone. Double whammy!
    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  11. I'm still in the middle of the journey - and I'm terrified about sending my son to middle school (and it's not even until next year!)

    Good luck - and congrats on the guest post!

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