So, amazingly enough, I'm surviving. Kelsi is gone from our home, but thank goodness for the modern technology. Email, Facebook, texting, IM'ing, Skype (we use FaceTime) and free long distance, whew! It makes a mom's concerns so much easier. Kelsi is doing great, adjusting to life as a college student and an adult. I remember those days, it was so much fun and there were so many opportunities to be had and so many people to know and meet. I am excited for Kelsi to look back in
many, many, many a few years and have fond memories like I do. She even has one of my same teachers (see, it wasn't THAT long ago), but I'm sure she'll never get brave enough to tell him so. Thats' OK though.
So I just wanted to share a little bit about the last couple of weeks before she left. I kept trying to get her to go out and spend some time with me. I wanted to go shopping, go to movies, visit people, go to the beach. If you didn't already know, Kelsi is not much of a "goer-outer", but I was sure she would want to spend the last couple of weeks with her dear old (don't read too much into that, it's just a saying) mom. But try as I might I couldn't get her to agree. I was feeling a little bummed (she'd rather sit home than go out with me?), a little irritated (well, if we're going to be home we should at least be doing something productive like laundry, or mopping the floor) a little regretful (did I miss something in parenting101 that keeps her from wanting to spend time with me?). Then finally one day it dawned on me... (Yes, I'm so dense... I know, I'm painfully aware) just because she doesn't like to do what I like to do, doesn't mean she doesn't like to be with me. And just because we're home doesn't mean we have to be slaving away all day. Soooo, we started on my education.
My Dr. Who education to be specific.
Now mind you I'm still in kindergarden in my knowledge of this exciting and very extensive series. If you need to have more information on the subject go here. Like with most things in her life, Kelsi knows the series like the back of her hand ("hey, that's new!" -- random movie quote). Anyhoo, Kelsi put together a very impressive list of episodes we needed to watch in the Dr. Who series, so I would know who everyone was and what it was all about. I have to say it was really fun, and I totally appreciate the show and it's characters now. The best part about it was the conversations we can now have. We had to drive up to IKEA to get some stuff for school and the whole way up and back we talked and discussed nuances and characters and plots, different fan opinions, the writers and most importantly, "Brainy Specs". I now know how important and crucial Brainy Specs really are. David Tennant, who plays Dr. #10, wears them, and I now am on board with the concept.
(you might recognize David Tennant better in this role,
Barty Crouch Jr. from the Harry Potter movies.)
Her friend Alex got some too, and I've heard that Angela is also sporting the Dr. Who look.
Kelsi is fun and witty and entertaining. She likes quirky stuff like me. It's going to be hard having her gone when I see or hear something creative or clever that only she'd appreciate. Who's going to discuss these things with me? I guess that's the beauty of the aforementioned "modern technology".
Love you Kelsi
(remember to read with British accent)
Doctor: No No. I'm standing right here. Hello!
C: Don't be stupid! Who're you?
D: I'm the Doctor
C: Who're you?
D: The Doctor.
C: Doctor Who?
D: Just the Doctor.
AND I just couldn't resist putting this picture in for you! -- You're welcome!