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Old 02-26-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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complete and utter disbelief...

Yes. Complete disbelief. I'm in shock.

OMG. I still can't believe it.

My son is graduating from high school next Wednesday. Early.

I didn't think he was going to graduate at all and I really thought he was going to spend his life saying "Would you like fries with that?", but he's applying at a tech school to become a mechanic. I want to say I'm proud, which I am.... but I'm so very relieved. Not more than a year ago I thought he was hopelessly lost. I'm relieved.

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congradulations to ya'll, hope he does well and stays in school.

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cant wait till i graduate
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Cool, I know your pain. My daughter did this to us a few years back. Now everything is fine, Art school and a job.
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Congrats Chris, job well done mom.
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Thanks guys. I'm still a little numb over the past two or three years... I don't know whether to cheer or just cry. It's been quite a roller coaster. I think I want to sleep for the next couple months.
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Congratulation Tiny!!!

Definitely a major milestone in both of your lives.

My step son annoys me but I love him..He's a senior this year too.

I just can't belive time has flown by so quickly.

He's 18 and I'm 30 and we're like buddies. We surf, snowboard, and play WOW together.

I'm gonna miss that little bugger.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #8
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I don't think the whole thing would have been as hard if I were still allowed to fight. At least I could have gone to the gym, beat the hell out of the guys there, and got out all my anger. My son probably wouldn't have come so close to dying so many times.
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My son probably wouldn't have come so close to dying so many times.
it would have made it funnier if I had actually thought you were joking
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Congrats make that day dedicated to him and what HE want's to do. My step sister almost ruined mine being a total ***** and complaining about the dinner we had. Almost slapped her I was so ticked off at her....

Sounds like he worked hard, graduating early is not an easy task.

At the graduation I got placed next to this black girl who was miss tuff and gangsta at the start of it. When we got off the stage she was crying like a baby saying "I'm so scaaaaaared". I was doing fine till afew other people started crying and I had to tear up and let it out.

The normal class graduations at martin they rent out the TCU football stadium because each class is almost 2 thousand graduates. I was lucky enough to go to the late graduation that all the early graduates/late graduates go to. It is always smaller and more important guests come out because they like that the people at it really had to work to get that deploma.

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Thanks Lev, his ceremony is actually not until June. He's at a progressive school because the public school here didn't know what to do with him, so he was able to finish up all the credits early. He'll go back and wear the cap and gown if he wants to, and I hope he does. I'm not sure what to do for him on Wednesday other than a fist full of cash.
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Thanks guys. I'm still a little numb over the past two or three years... I don't know whether to cheer or just cry. It's been quite a roller coaster. I think I want to sleep for the next couple months.
I dont know the past, but hey, I do know how hard it is to raise a kid! Good Job! It says alot that he made it, alot of the kudo's definately goes to mom!
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Thanks Lev, his ceremony is actually not until June. He's at a progressive school because the public school here didn't know what to do with him, so he was able to finish up all the credits early. He'll go back and wear the cap and gown if he wants to, and I hope he does. I'm not sure what to do for him on Wednesday other than a fist full of cash.
Big dinner, then Junk Food and a Good movie!

At least that is how I celebrated my graduation. All my friends that graduated few months before were all burnt out by the time my graduation rolled around.

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Thanks guys. I'm still a little numb over the past two or three years... I don't know whether to cheer or just cry. It's been quite a roller coaster. I think I want to sleep for the next couple months.
Way to go, Tiny! You will notice, that you get WAY smarter in the next couple of months..(If he moves out) I was a complete IDIOT, until my son graduated, and moved out. Now, I'm freaking Einstein!
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Congrats Chris. Major accomplishment in these trying times.
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congrats Tiny!!
I can't wait to graduate in May!
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:16 AM   #18
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ha...i think my mom is relieved too. i graduate in May also!

going to nascar tech in NC
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:05 AM   #19
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I don't know how my girls made it through high school. The grades and stuff were fine,(they take after their mother) but how do they deal with all the social crap? Luckily my kids had good friends who were responsible and not into drugs and booze. They turned out great despite my ineptitude.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:01 PM   #20
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That's awesome! You mention that you are hesistant to let him know how proud you are of him....let him know....he needs to hear that from you. Kids need to hear and feel positive reinforcement from their parents for the good things they do. God knows they get enough negative reinforcement in their lives.

Try to get him to got to the ceremony...more positive reinforcement and inspiration for the future.

The best thing I remember graduating HS was my parent's support... Give him a hand shake, a kiss and hug and take him out to dinner to his favorite place. Good role model for your younger one. Celebrate the moment, get some good pictures, have a small party, etc. He will always look back at that moment with you.

I also remember my father and the "you're an adult now and you are responsible, blah, blah, blah....and if you screw up and don't follow the house rules and do good in college, there's the door" speech. Then he threw me a couple of Benny's and shook my hand.

Celebrate the moment....
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Oh I've told him I'm proud, but the feeling of relief is more prominent at this moment. Thanks everyone.
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Tiny it's not like you are alone. Hell I graduated with a 3.8 GPA from high school and the only thing I heard from my mom those last couple months was that I better graduate. It's normal to be relieved. Proud will come when you see him walking across the stage.

Congrats. 1 down and 1 to go.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:36 PM   #23
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My mom cried her eyes out as I was walking the stage she was more relieved then I was!

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Old 03-05-2008, 12:46 PM   #24
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Well, today is the day.

As we speak, I am filling his room up with a kajillion black balloons several of which have 20s tied to the strings. Yes, helium and just laying on the ground balloons..... I couldn't get enough packing peanuts to fill his room and this was cheaper. Though I really considered it just for the look on his face.

Now I need ot figure out how to make a scene at his school
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Damn TT, I still can't believe you have a boy graduating high school. You just don't look it.

Send him a stripper to school.
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Congrats.

Any advice to someone who's not there yet? My daughter's 9 and I'm completely dreading the future of girl problems. At least I'm athletic and big, so kicking boys butts is going to come easy for me.
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Congrats.

Any advice to someone who's not there yet? My daughter's 9 and I'm completely dreading the future of girl problems. At least I'm athletic and big, so kicking boys butts is going to come easy for me.
Watch Bad Boys 2 with Will Smith. Perfect way to handle first date scenario's.
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Watch Bad Boys 2 with Will Smith. Perfect way to handle first date scenario's.
Does it involve cleaning a shotgun in the living room?
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Hey chris,

It's so awesome that he's getting to graduate early!
I'm so tickled for you! Enjoy the day! It only happens once!
Tell him I'm proud of him!
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Damn TT, I still can't believe you have a boy graduating high school. You just don't look it.

Send him a stripper to school.
Aw thanks Jackalope, I got lucky I guess..... you were wrong though, the stripper went over like a fart in church... oh you meant female. Dang it.


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Congrats.

Any advice to someone who's not there yet? My daughter's 9 and I'm completely dreading the future of girl problems. At least I'm athletic and big, so kicking boys butts is going to come easy for me.
I dunno Parrot, I have boys. I only have one little dick to worry about, you have a million. But some advice from a very small statured chick, teach your girls how to defend themselves.

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Hey chris,

It's so awesome that he's getting to graduate early!
I'm so tickled for you! Enjoy the day! It only happens once!
Tell him I'm proud of him!
Thanks, babe. I'll tell him. He's tickled as hell... but I assume I won't see hiim for the rest of the night.

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