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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

High School Dreams......


A few weeks ago I had a dream that I went back to high school... In my dream - I was getting a second chance - a redo... Starting the 10th grade with the knowledge and wisdom I have now as a forty-four year old... I know crazy, huh? I remember thinking that this time I am going to do it right.... I woke up trying to remember my old locker combination.....

Last weekend my girls and I went to go see the movie Flipped - it is a very sweet coming of age movie - about a young girl who has a huge crush on her neighbor ( a boy her age)- the neighbor does everything he can to avoid her and then suddenly he realizes that he cares for her too... very cute. In the movie Anthony Edwards (Dr. Green - ER or if you are an old timer like me Goose from Top Gun) plays the very unhappy father to the young girl... There is a scene in the movie when he makes the comment that high school was the best time of his life....

I remember later in the day after my dream - I realized that I would never want to go back to high school... There are too many things I would miss.... mostly my girls... I cannot imagine living my life without them..... I have earned every laugh line on this face.... I have forty-four years of beautiful memories.... I have no regrets.... Every mistake and every shining moment has made me the person I am today.. A very blessed woman....

In a few weeks - my oldest will be starting her first day of high school... I am so excited to watch her grow and blossom into the woman she will become... I'm looking forward to having the "a-ha" moments with her... The "I remember when" stories of my crazy and wonderful high school days... I am looking forward to her experiencing the new found freedoms that come with high school but..... I have to admit... I miss the baby I held in my arms not too long ago....

16 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. Sometimes I wish that I could go back and hold them as babies again!

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  2. I can relate. I love being able to relate to them and communicate on a more adult level, but yet I want time to reverse to a point when their flying free wasn't even a remote thought!

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  3. Different blessings around each corner. I am now enjoying the blessings of grandbabies!
    Hugs,
    andrea

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  4. I don't think I would want to go back either. I think each new stage is hard for us moms.

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  5. Hope you had a great Tuesday.
    I am a follower. :)
    Have a great week.
    BEst wishes,
    Cindi
    http://www.littleyayas.com/

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  6. Your daughters are lovely! And I love the dog with glasses! Thanks for visiting my blog and welcome.

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  7. I've had those dreams too! Several times in fact. Mine has me in a class I never took and I'm saying to the teacher, 'but I did graduate from high school, college too, heck I have a master's degree in education! Why am I here?'
    Funny thing is, I hated high school would never want to do that part of my life over ever again. Now college is another story ;o)

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  8. I have had that dream! I always wake up when I am trying to open my locker. Or, I have lost my schedule and don't know where I am supposed to be.

    I love high school, but I wouldn't want to go back. I love the life I have now.

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  9. It's fun to watch them grow, yet sad at the same time. Firstborn's first year of high school flew by and it was somewhat stressful for me, but we're looking forward to the upcoming new year! Time goes by waaaay too fast!

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  10. Loved this post! I just clicked over from Wrestling with Retirement because I love the title of your blog! Great writing...I'll be back:)

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  11. They do grow so fast. It's exciting to see how each phase in life challenges and surprises our children. Us too!

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  12. Wow, so exciting! I remember the beginning of high school so clearly, even though that was 10 years ago. I made a bunch of great friends, had really fun times and learned a lot! When you said you didn't want to go back to high school, I assumed you would talk about the lack of independence in high school... Instead you said you would miss your girls! Aw, that's sweet.

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  13. You said it. What a great post to get us thinking.

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  14. Ah, you brought tears to my eyes with that last sentence. We just had our second baby. I know this precious time will go by in a flash. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate it!

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  15. High school is such a fun and scary time of life!!!! I hope your sweet girl enjoys it!!! Like you though, I would not even consider going back to high school for a second!! There's just too much to love in the here and now... :)

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  16. I just left my son at college wow!! Take care.

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