Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Soon to be leaving the nest


They grow so fast don't they?

And our kids too. I know people say it all the time and I'm one of them. It's so startling some days, usually when I'm seeing them the first time for the day it really strikes me.. can they have grown up this big already?

Alec is going to apply to Gamestop, I'm really excited for him. I think he'd be so awesome at helping people at a store like that. We've been talking about interviewing, what kind-of questions they might ask, what clothes to wear, those kinds of things. He's been practicing driving too which is a new feeling for me.. and another.. eek, he's old enough to do that??


He came up to me earlier this week and told me that he thought he was there. There??.. hmm.. I really wasn't sure what he was talking about but he told me he was feeling ready. I think maybe he was referring to some talks we had had the last couple of years when he would tell me he sometimes worried about jobs or the future. I would reassure him and tell him that I was pretty sure that he would figure out something and that it would come to him at the right time. I'd tell him that I thought he should keep doing what he loves and that I really believed that what he was doing would lead to something.

He also went on to say that he thought he was probably going to quit WoW, wanted to apply to Gamestop and he wanted to work on his handwriting. Wow! He said he's been thinking a lot and planning. He was excited and happy in telling me these things. What a cool kid :)


I did make a suggestion and say that he could keep his character around so he could play it casually if he wanted to, or .. maybe.. he would like to transfer over to the realm where the girls and I play! hehe...

I love these little realizations that our kids have, I feel so fortunate to be a part of their experience.


8 comments:

gail said...

I've been seeing and hearing some of this from Logan lately...Lots of talk about getting a job, setting alarm to get up earlier, just being out of his room more and hanging out with us. I love seeing them grow and change and become more and more confident..I love our lives :-)

laura said...

it's so bittersweet isn't it? samuel is on and off with talking about a job. he doesn't want to lose all the free time he has to draw or do whatever he wants but the idea of a job (and money) is real appealing to him. i don't want him to rush into something like that yet. but he will figure it out.

some mornings, when he comes out of his room all ruffled and sleepy-eyed, i do a double take...omg, i have a teenager!!! what the??

Madeline said...

Wow! Such a bittersweet thing, change. Mostly sweet. I hope he has a great interview. How could anyone not hire Alec?!

Ren said...

Two months ago I would have sworn that Jared would not travel without his family. Here he is in ALASKA of all places (still with family...but....). Trevor has set a wedding date. My life keeps spinning in directions I couldn't predict. Sometimes I wish the transitions would just slow down a little bit. Please?:)

Alec is such an awesome guy. He'll rock at whatever he does (that applies to the two rockin' girl kids at your house too).

mesmith said...

what a cool and inspirational story - yeah alec!

Snavleys said...

Yep, they know what they need and when they need it! A friend was talking the other day about all these strings that are attached to our kids when they are born and as they grow some of the strings just fall off and you don't notice and some take more time and they just fray a little at a time as they become more and more independent. It's so fun watching them grow up though isn't it?

mindy said...

How in the world did I miss this blog post????
Holy Cow! Yes, indeed. Big things are on the horizon...

kelli said...

Just to let you guys know, Alec did bring his application in to Gamestop but he found out that they aren't hiring right now. He's talking about applying at some different places too, he's very anxious to get some different things going in his life.