How to Celebrate Final Moments with the Class of 2020
The graduating class of 2020 is doing things differently. Their "fear" of missing out (FOMO) is no longer a fear. Missing out is their new reality. And many of them are taking this new reality in stride. My super laid-back daughter is one of them. Check out my interview with Ann on this episode of The Introverted Believer Podcast.
After you listen, come on back and share your ideas for hosting virtual graduation parties in the comments and they may just be included in a bonus blog coming next week! In the meantime, would you share this episode with others? Enjoy the show notes below! And, if you missed the last episode where I talk to my son about making his last few weeks at home special before he moves out, you can listen to that here. There are some great tips for those mamas who have seniors heading off to college in the fall (God-willing).
I think I feel a post or podcast about empty nest coming on...
Prom. Graduation. Dual-Credit Transfers. College Applications. Dorm Room Hoarding. Spring-break memories to last a life time. Yearbook signatures. Pulling out of the parking for the final time. Walking down the hall for the final time. Saying, "thank you" for the final time to the teachers and staff who encouraged you.
Our high school seniors are missing out on so much right now. The final football game, the final basketball game, the final pep rally, finals, the final walk through the hallway…our seniors were robbed of those moments. They didn’t get a chance to say a proper goodbye. They won’t get to experience some of the little finals that help ease the transition to adulthood – instead, it was ripped from them without anything to fill in the emptiness it left or a covering for the wound it created.
An Interview with My Daughter
Today I talk with my daughter, Ann, a high school senior about her thoughts and feelings about being a senior and missing out on so many "finals." I'm so proud of her and how she is handling this, but know there are a mixture of emotions too. Listen to the podcast here.
What's a Parent to Do?
Parent's, we can never talk to our kids too much. Though mine is as laid back as her father, and I hear her when she says it's all well and good, I still ask, nearly every day how she is doing. More importantly, I listen and observe. I see her making the most of it by redecorating her room, baking and serving others. I hear the joy in her voice when she talks about her day. And while I don't pretend she is 100% okay with the situation, I am in tune and watchful.
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I hope you enjoy the interview with Ann - I think she did a great job! If you agree, would you leave a review on itunes or where ever you listen? I'd appreciate that so much!