Yup that time of year has arrived, Bryan / College Station children are going back to school. Summer is over and kids are counting down the days. Some are dreading it, hating the thoughts of early mornings, exams and homework while others are excited to see friends, be free from their parents for a few hours a day and looking forward to the new clothes and supplies they’ll be getting.
For me, both my daughters, 17 and 10, are both looking forward to going back. They’ve had a chaotic, crazy, fun-filled summer but they are both ready to see their friends, get back on a schedule and well, just get the school year over with.
You see this is the final high school year for my 17 year old and it’s the final elementary school year for my 10 year old. Both of them are ready to be the BIG DOGS in their respective schools!
I on the other hand, hate the thought of them going back. I love when my kids are around me. We spent a lot of time together this summer laughing, hanging out, chatting and yes working.
They both became an integral part of my real estate business. Posing for photo ops, helping me put YouTube videos together, filing, stuffing envelopes and just generally listening to my natter about it.
They also provided me great insight and different perspectives on each clients needs and situations. For example a buyer client was looking to move to the area and they had a 15 year old daughter. After inquiring about schools in the area my 17 year old was able to visit with them and their daughter to let them know about the early college courses she is taking at Blinn College. Hence they enrolled their daughter in that school too and they were so appreciative to recieve first hand information about it.
My youngest daughter, worked hard at open houses. She would gather the information packets together, prepare the gift bags and put out the open house signs. She enjoyed doing it and she considered herself to be the packet stuffing, gift bag prepping pro.
Our clients, particularly those with children, loved it too. They liked the fact that it was a family affair and they appreciated that my kids were so much help.
So, although I’m sad to see them go back to school and I’m not looking forward to not having them around and see their excitement everyday, I am happy for them. They had a really great summer, felt a big part of my day to day functions and they got to participate and put their own stamp on something most children never get the opportunity to do.
I’m proud of my girls and I know they are proud of me.
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