Trishntek wrote:Wow! when I graduated high school, being the baby of the family, the word I got was, "Son, Pop is retiring and we are moving to California. YOU are not invited!"
Yeah- me too, but my parents quit when I was 14.
But,,,,, and this is a big BUT! If I had bought the tickets and made the plans, and THEN one of our kids has a change in plans,,,, it would be something like,,,,
"Honey? We are going to Burning Man and I know you think it is silly. That is one of the reasons you aren't invited. We are so proud of you for getting into the school of your dreams! We are confident that you are ready to face whatever comes your way and hope you understand that we are also ready. For the past THIRTY-FOUR YEARS my life has been all about you kids. I hope we can mutually disembark on our important journeys with the respect and support adults face on a regular basis."
Yes, this is pretty much how I have been pitching it.
Is the delivery to the dorm "Rite of Passage" for her? Or for you? I'm betting on the latter.
You would lose this bet. I would be more disappointed to missBurning Man than to miss the drop off. I would like to drop her off , but she is the one resisting. I seriously think that half of the resistance is more about her fear that her parents might go wild. She was resisting burning man before this conflict. I do think that she is coming around.
I appreciate all of the input here, and this forum. Thanks!