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This is her big first trip without parents or grandparents. She has to be in charge of herself.
She's 16, so this should not be a big deal.
But it's a big deal.
Allison is my younger, right-brained, clock-ignoring, carefree, Mixed Cereal daughter. I (unfortunately) have been her alarm clock and task adviser for 16 years.
The girl has an alarm clock that lights up like the sun and creates bird noises that
I walk past her door every morning and tell myself, "I WILL NOT WAKE HER UP TODAY!"
And then I go in and give the Morning Speech.
Ugh. If she misses something on this trip, it will be all. my. fault.
But I can't. I haven't. I should have.
So now I will send her off to NYC. I hope and wish that she will use some of her own time management skills (and her new watch) to stay on time and not be left behind.