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Sindy's Blog - May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

Man. I thought I had it rough by having to find a way out of summer vacation with the 'rents but poor Simon has to go to some dumb camp to help him with school. That is lame! I mean, it's summer vacation - even I don't want to go to some nerdy learning camp.

I'll definitely have to invite Simon out here to California this summer so he can have a bit of fun. I know this camp thing is going to be good for him, especially since he's always complaining about getting bad scores on his tests and stuff. But still, it must really suck. I know it's kind of mean, but I'm sure glad it's not happening to me. I'm really looking forward to a laid-back, chill summer.

Oh! So, A.J.'s mom says I can stay with them when my 'rents take Amy to Disneyland. Yeah, I know we just went to Disneyland last year, but Amy is a real spoiled baby sometimes and she pretty much gets what she wants. I actually don't mind that much cuz mom and dad have decided to throw some money my way for being so responsible by getting a job for the summer. Who knew they would reward me for making my own money? That's pretty sweet.

I already feel like it's summer but I still have a couple weeks of school left. Exams and stuff to do - yuck! Oh well. I'm also trying to put together a funky summer wardrobe since I have a bunch of extra cash. I know I need the basics, like a cute bathing suit, some flip-flops and maybe some shorts, I don't know. What do you guys think I need? Give me some ideas! I want to really do this summer thing right.

Peace Out,

Sindy

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drowning
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@rainbowpoptart  When I originally talked to my father, I was given the opportunity of good timing to bring it up. Luckily, there was no anger like I was partially expecting and I remained calm, which I definitely wasn't expecting. My fathers main concern was just worry and having seen other teens run away from something later getting themselves in trouble. He even brought up how he had run off at 18 and joined the Air Force, which I already knew. But, with this round, there is no perfect time to bring it up and he's always busy or we're having to do something so it's just very frustrating to find at least alright timing to bring it up, if that makes sense.
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My advice on this may not be the best because I haven't personally dealt with this yet, but... Parents, or guardians, get used to having their children around. You're [usually] with them for 18 years, which is a long time, so of course they - or in this case, your father - is going to feel like he's lost something very dear to him once you move out. To me it seems like he does truly understand that you're growing up. He just doesn't want it to happen. He knows that you're leaving soon - he just doesn't want it to be soon. Parents/guardians who are close to the children usually feel that way. If you're really so concerned, talk to him about it again, in a similar way you have done already. Or perhaps just a "Wow, my birthday is just around the corner". Once you do move out, visit him as frequently as you're able to and feel like. I'm sure he'll appreciate it, and it'll help you maintain a close relationship with him.
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Usually I wouldn't come here for advice, but I am really needing it. To sum it up, my birthday is in 21 days. Not only will I be leaving KW, but home as well. My mother has made it to where I have had plans to leave since I was around 11 or 12; so about 7 to 8 years. I won't get into everything, but we'll just say that my mother and I do not have a good relationship at all. My father on the other hand, I am very attached too and always scared of upsetting him. Things are not always very good between us at times, but we rarely fight. When we do, it is always bad nor ends well. So, having plans to move out are very scary to me and causes me plenty of anxiety that fights are going to break out when I have my help to get my belongings out.   For the record, I have talked to my father about leaving, why I want too, etc. But, more in the sense of that I want too, not that I am. Which, in a way, my parents understand I'm moving out as well as already pretty much know where I'm going without my mention. But, I don't think they, my father especially, understands how soon that is despite my saying of I want too when I'm 18 or when I say, "Soon." It doesn't help that my father told another that his "little girl is growing up" on him and that he is scared of the day I go because he will be alone. Which makes me feel guilty despite the fact I won't even be that far away. How should I talk to him once more and go about this or even when? I really want him to understand that I have thought everything through and that I will be in safe hands.
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