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post #21 of 26
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 Yeah--I've never talked much with him on the phone, although I have, it's just not the time I talk about everything that's going on.  We interact on the phone for him to let me know he'll be late and that kind of talk.

 

 

I think that's pretty normal, and I think it's normal for that to morph as kids get older and become adults.  You may not be used to talking to him a lot on the phoen *now* because you don't really need too....but being further apart physically kind of necessitates a different kind of communication, you know?

 

I'm sure you'll get into your own groove.  :)

post #22 of 26

I also asked my oldest, and he said that it worked well for him when I texted him and asked thar he call when he had a chance.

post #23 of 26
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I don't have Facebook.  He does, but I don't..

I'm considering getting an account b/c he said he'd friend me when he goes to college.  I don't think FB will be good for me.  I think I would get sucked in.  Dang.

post #24 of 26

Interesting thread.   I'm glad I stopped in.   My oldest is headed off to college in August and the idea of not being able to communicate daily is so strange. 

 

I feel more normal now!    And seeing familiar names with college aged kids has been nice.  My plan was to sit tight and see what he does.

 

I will be thinking of you all in August.

post #25 of 26

That is a good question. My daughter is still young but I wonder how often she will call me when she is in college. It's a tough one. We tell our kids what to do for years:) Then they finally get out of it and move on. Do they really want to call every day or every week or do they just feel obligated. It's a challenge. Boys are typically very attached to their moms. I hope your son will surprise you (in a good way).

post #26 of 26

I think the early months when i went away (i'm in the UK so i started at 17 not 18) i called about 2 or 3 times a week, but it settled into once a week after a few months.  Generally on a Sunday afternoon.  That continued until she died when i was 24 (so long after i'd graduated).

 

My dad and i talk less often - we email and text a few times a week but tend to chat on the phone more like once a fortnight or so, though for 3 hours at a time!

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