EspressoDude wrote:Let your daughter do her own thing....if she is mature enuff to go to college, you don't have to baby sit the ride there
Burn your own life, let her do hers
There is an idea. Maybe they will let her in early. But then I would hate that she is alone in her dorm room while I am out of cellphone range.TomServo wrote:Tell the University of Minnesota your going to Burning Man. Maybe they can accommodate. Its definitely worth it! Being your first year, one day will do just as much as the whole week...you may miss a bit, but you will be there! And....you'll understand, once you arrive!
Yeah, that is what I was thinking. So I guess I will hope that she will want her brothers and Grandmother to move her in.Man, all that time on the road to get there and setup on Friday and then leave on Sunday assuming you stay for temple burn.
I agree. There is no way that I would leave her floundering. She is my last to fly off, and I know how important it is. Sadly, i am thinking that we will never make it to burning man. (and we were so close this time too!)tamarakay wrote:You only get one shot at dropping a kid off to college for a first semester.
yellowdog wrote: But...even if you were only at Burning Man for 24 hours, you would know if you 1) never want to go again(it happens) or 2) have just made definite plans for the next few years of your life.
jkisha wrote:I think a lot of you replying have never sent a daughter off to college.
What if they arrived in the middle of a huge dust storm?
No, it is not like that. She is a great student who was accepted into a hard to get into school that we did not think we could afford. It is her first choice school because of the research that she will do. The school that she was settling for would have started early enough for us to go to burning man, but she never wanted to go there.MyDearFriend wrote:You know, if one of my kids did that to me, I would be angry.
I'm not accusing anybody of anything, but, some kids have a hard time separating. And it's okay for them to grow at their own pace, but, not okay for them to try to influence others in hidden ways.
And just think, if she is choosing a school because it will keep Mom away from Burning Man for one more year, she is not going to be happy there.
Or if she chose a school that starts after she knows you will be gone, maybe she wants to do this on her own.
Of course if it's the dream school she always wanted, and she really wants you to be there, then you have to decide what to do. But I would seriously talk to her about it and let her own her own part in this.
elKay wrote: A big part of MY rite of passage involves settling her in first.
MyDearFriend wrote:jkisha wrote:I think a lot of you replying have never sent a daughter off to college.
It's tough to let a piece of your heart go off and meet the world unprotected.
But, life-growth-change and all that, I am relieved and happy to watch my kids becoming happy and interesting adults. And when my first went off to college, I made his bed, stocked his fridge etc and then I left high-fiving my husband in the dormitory parking lot!
of course I sent a care package every week, that first semester...
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