I mostly blog about quilty stuff because I view it as my personal outlet instead of a family blog. I sometimes refer to things that are going on outside my quilting room on a passing basis and that works for me. Many of the blogs I follow share more of their family life and I enjoy them very much. It's a choice we make as bloggers I guess and there is no "right or wrong" way. Certainly there is more to life than quilting and today I feel like sharing a big weekend with you.
I think this might have been the first time our son has met groups of students who are just like him... and I'm so glad I was there to share his enthusiasm firsthand. It is not always easy when you are very smart and very introverted in a small school like ours. Over the last few years more academic programs have been added (Robotics, Math League) here as well as the opportunity to take college coursework online which have been building steps for our son to move out into the bigger world.
College is of course the biggest step and I have worried openly to family and friends over the years about it for him (and me). With each visit we've made his excitement and confidence has grown and my worries have decreased. There are a lot of decisions ahead but he is on his way. He left for school this morning wearing his RIT tshirt and with a list of things he wants to go over with his college guidance counselor so he can complete his application. Note the "he wants" not "I told him to"!