Off To College

Real Estate Agent with Weems Property Group | KW Northwest

I know this is a business blog but for some reason I can't stop throwing my personal life out here. I'm having a problem. My daughters start college in a little over two weeks and I have no idea what to do with myself. When my son left he was 21 and started to reach the age where he was more of a hindrance than a help, you know when they THINK that they are grown and can talk to you any kind of way.... Anyways, my daughters do alot for my wife and I.

They help me with my technology issues, I'm horrible with Microsoft which is kind of important in my line of work. They take turns cooking dinner. I'm not sure about you but it is in a word, wonderful, to have my dinner sitting in the microwave after going to the office and then training the kids in North Sound. They take my wife grocery shopping so I don't have to, she's one of those women that take a list of 50 items, comes back with 80, and says she forgot something. My daughters cook the Thanksgiving dinner,  they do the dishes, they take turns riding with me when I have to drive somewhere far for real estate and sit with me at my Open Houses because they "fear for my safety." They watched an "I Survived" where a real estate agent was attacked at an Open House. They sit with me while I watch sports even though I know they hate watching sports. But most of all they make me laugh when they know I'm upset or angry about something and they LIKE spending time with my wife and I. I mean how many teenagers get invited to "one of those parties" all parents used to attend at their age and stay home because their momma wants to have a "Twilight" movie marathon with them.

We joke about making them leave and say things like "You're 18, you're an adult" but in reality Tatiana still sleeps with a Disney Princess night light because she watched a movie in the third grade that scarred her for life. I know that I have to let go sooner or later but I'm finding it difficult. In two and a half weeks, my babies are going to be college GILRS, going to college PARTIES, hanging out with college BOYS. I shudder at the thought... Advise would be nice, if you have any. For some reason I doubt I'm the only parent that's ever had these problems.

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Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Ron, we ALL have them!  But with the way they are do family oriented anc caring, you've definitely done something right.  And so you just have to trust that they know better.....

Sep 13, 2011 09:47 AM #1
Kristi Knutson
Kirkland, WA
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I'm sure it'll be fine! They'll only go to parties with little paper hats and cupcakes, think boys are icky because of cooties, and... ah, who am I kidding?

Echoing Linda, trust they know better - just remember who raised them ;)

Sep 13, 2011 09:57 AM #2
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Ron - you did a great job of raising your children and instilled good values. At some point we have to let them go (a little) and trust they will do the right thing. It is hard though and every parent understands your plight. Best of luck!

Sep 13, 2011 05:57 PM #3
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW Northwest - Marysville, WA


I know but they are my girls. I know that they know better. My wife and I have taught them to stay away from trouble. We can only hope everything we have taught them keeps them safe. Thanks for commenting.


I am not too concerned about parties or boys. I know they attend parties and like boys but I do know that right now they are really driven when it comes to what profession they would like to get into. The only way is to get the education first. Thanks for commenting.


I believe we did. We do have to let them go someday. Thanks for commenting.

Sep 15, 2011 08:53 PM #4
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


I couldn't tell whether you're pouring your heart out in grieft or bragging....

Sounds like you raised really good children, and I can imagine the hole in your heart when they go off to college. My brother is much like you --- it was he who cried when his oldest son left for college. Had to reassure him his son will come home as often as he can since he only went to colled 3 1/2 hours away.

Thank God and your lucky stars that you had the good fortune to have the family that you do.



Sep 25, 2011 12:52 PM #5
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW Northwest - Marysville, WA


I am not bragging but reality hit me when I sat down to right this post. I can really say that I was blessed with a good family.  Thanks for visiting.

Sep 26, 2011 07:53 AM #6
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