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Senioritis

I'm suffering from senioritis. A term often given to seniors in high school who are "checked out" well before they are due to graduate, I am assigning to myself. While, I am fully aware that my daughter will be graduating this year, I have been procrastinating on preparations for said event.

Typically, when it comes to celebrations I'm a bit more proactive. By now I would have over pinned themes on Pinterest, created a cart for appropriate outfits on Amazon, ordered invitations, selected the location and determined my meal list.

For my third kitten's party, I was prepared in July for her September birthday. She wanted to do a cowgirl party. She, of course, had the idea and I put it all together.

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The pony was my husband's idea.

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For my second kitten's party for her birthday celebration in October, I was a little late getting some details down, but I knew exactly what we were going to do for her The Fault in Our Stars hotel party.

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And let me just say, having any more than five guests at a 12 year-old's overnight party in a hotel is not recommended, if you want to limit the drama levels.

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After that, I was relieved, to say the least, to be able to take a break from the girly themes and plan my boy's first birthday party. He's a car fan, so it seemed only right to have a car theme.

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I really tried to keep his party "under control," but...

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It was his first birthday! And we got an amazing deal on the corvette. #dontjudgeme

I think it's obvious, I love to plan parties for my children and that I tend to go a bit overboard (I'll own it). What's even more obvious is the source of why I haven't been motivated to plan for the events for my soon-to-be graduate.

I'm not ready. And I'm not talking about the financial or house preparation sort of way, but the "she's my baby and I can't believe she'll be starting college" sort of way. The time has gone by so incredibly fast. It's hard to accept that she's almost done with being a high school student and in four months she'll be a college student.  I'm filled with so much pride for her and at the same time, I'm filled with some sadness because she's no longer my curly headed baby girl.

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She's now a beautiful young adult with the whole world ahead of her. As much as I don't like it, I have to let her go to find her own way. I'll always be here to guide her. And to kick her in the pants when necessary. No, seriously, she knows I will.

So, I guess, it's time for me to get these tasks completed and make this open house just as special as my girl.

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How did you handle your child's senior year?

 

 

 

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