She Got IN!!

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Hound dog, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Nichole had her meeting/interview with the Director of the Paramedic program at the college today. She was so nervous.

    SHE GOT IN!!!!

    She just had to rush right home to tell me. lol She's in the new spring class for 2008!

    Be danged. Maybe the girl is serious.

    And that's not all. She's followed thru with the driving lessons and has gone out driving every single day with boyfriend's Dad. He's all praises and says she's the best parallel parker he's ever seen. lol (comes by it honestly)

    Then tonight she asked easy child to ask her husband's Mom if she had any openings at her Subway. OMG! Even easy child was shocked at this one! But Nichole said that if easy child's mother in law will let her, she'd like to work weekends for her. :wow:

    What the heck is going on with my child?? When did she suddenly get this spurt of maturity??? Did one of you board aunties sneak over here and light a major fire under her fanny, or what??
  2. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE


    What a terrific post to read first thing in the morning!

  3. Hopeless

    Hopeless ....Hopeful Now

    WooHoo Nichole.....keep it up girl.

    This was a wonderful thread to read this morning.
  4. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    Can you tell that I am happy? Way to go, Nicole.

  5. DiC

    DiC New Member

    WOO HOO!!!! Iam so happy for you and Nicole!!!:flowers:
  6. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Way To Go Nichole!!!!

    For you: :bravo::thumbsup::woohoo::flowers:

    For Nichole::goodluck: :congrats::yourock::you_go_girl:
  7. Scent of Cedar II

    Scent of Cedar II New Member

    Fantastic news!

    Okay now ~ give.

    What'sthe secret?!?

    Have you been pushing, or leaving her alone, or what? From your post it almost sounds like it happened out of a clear, blue sky.

    Good for you and GREAT for Nichole!

  8. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yeah for her---and a bigger yeah for you. Who knows, these kids might grow up after all!
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Oh Lisa, you give me hope!!!:beautifulthing:

    Major MAJOR :bravo:for Nichole!!! Wowee!
  10. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Thats great news Lisa :)

  11. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Honestly I'm not sure.

    We've been doing some discussing "growing up", "life dreams/goals", and "independence", but I can't say if that is what is motivating her or not. The above has been coming up in conversation alot.

    Like last week. We're waiting for class and Nichole says she hopes boyfriend's parents let them make the upstairs and apartment for spring. Of course that brought up the issues she has with his mother and how that just might not be a wise decision. lol But then she said she wanted to spread her wings and leave home. But that boyfriend is really dragging his feet about renting an apartment together. So I replied, "What do you need him for?" lol
    Then I explained to her that I'd like her to get a taste of independence BEFORE moving in with boyfriend, just to prove to herself she could do it. How many girls find themselves stuck in relationships simply because they are terrified of living alone and have never had the experience of independent living.

    We've been chatting about alot of little stuff like this.

    But then I also see a whole new level of frustration with boyfriend, too. And major changes in how she allows him to treat her/ how she reacts to his drama making.

    Or maybe it's just college maturing her, being around a whole new group of people some her own age/ many adults. Maybe doing well in college is boosting her self esteem/confidence.

    So I dunno. Maybe it's a combination of things. Whatever it is I'm hoping it's here to stay.
  12. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Way to go Nichole!!!!! This is wonderful!!

    I remember when my difficult child cousin (a wilder teen you would never meet!) got a job and they promoted him to management and wantedhim to go to college, WOW, it was very sudden. He said that he just finally realized he was sabotaging his life, and the lives of his wife and daughter's, and that if he could do that, he could use the energy to do good things with his life. I think that maybe this is happening to Nichole, the realization that the energy can be sent in another direction, one that will make her dreams come to life!!

    Hugs and congrats!!!

  13. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Way To Go.
  14. mary9461

    mary9461 trying to hang on

    YEAH! for you and for Nichole

    Many Hugs!
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911


    It was me - I brought a blow torch and set it on roast.


    I love those talks you've been having. And I'm very happy she's asking all the right questions -

    (but I STILL SAY.........) :highvoltage:It's JUST SHOCKING!!!!!

  16. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    :yourock:way to go Nichole
  17. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Ya Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo::woohoo: Way To Go Nicole!!!!!!!!!!!! They do surprise us sometimes. :jumphappy:

    Hugs Lisa
  18. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest


    I knew she could do this! :you_go_girl:
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Ya done good, Lisa!
  20. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    That is fantastic. Fantastic!