I know it was a success because when we attended other graduation parties later the hostesses had
I also know it was a success because by the end of the night that little box was filled with words of wisdom to help send my boy off. And remind him that he is loved beyond measure.
When I tried to fill out one of those cards, I knew I couldn't do it in one sitting. Nor could a little card contain all that I had to say, so I just wrote, "Save your quarters for laundry and NOT for playing pool."
Since then, I have been jotting notes and ideas down in my spare time trying to amass enough wisdom to impart in letter form, of course. It's not as "lecture-y" that way.
So far I have touched on how much he is loved, how we are his support system, to dream big, to make goals and work to reach them. I have touched on sex, alcohol and drugs. I have added how important it is to also have fun. And to remember that his parents are always here for him.
And then I had a thought. Why not ask you? You all have watched these past few years as Man-Child has morphed and grown. Technically, you "know" him and are a part of his life (whether he realizes it or not). You all have vastly different life experiences to share. You all have nuggets of wisdom, both funny and serious, that the next generation can benefit from.
So what say you? What words of wisdom do you have that I should share with my son before he heads off into that great, unknown world otherwise known as college?