Give me a Z
October 22, 2012 4 Comments
Tonight was University open house, recruitment drive night. They come around once a year and each of the local high schools take turns hosting. All the graduating high school students are welcome to attend and you basically walk from table to table asking questions and getting brochures and booklets and free pens.
Buddy-child had a friend with her for moral support and hit up the school she was convinced she wanted to go to first. The recruiter didn’t really have much information to tell her but gave her a brochure and told her to email with more specific questions. I met the girls there just as she was finishing up with the first table.
Number one on buddy’s priority list is small school since she doesn’t think her anxiety can handle a large university. Second is somewhere far enough from home to make it too hard to run home every weekend. With that in mind I dragged her off to three other university tables that had good reputations amongst the parental set for being small, well-run universities. Poor thing is more confused than before but at least now she has lots of options.
This process is really nerve wracking for kids. Even if they think they’re ready to leave home, it’s still scary trying to make plans to move far away by yourself and change everything about your life. I don’t know too many adults that can do that without having a meltdown. Imagine how hard it is when you have no idea what you’re doing! I have no doubt that buddy will do well in the end since she is working hard to get there to start.
I don’t normally post photos of anyone in my life (kids, me, dogs whatever) but since we are on the topic of studious children, this photo was emailed to me so that I could get a good look at my brilliant, soon to be doctor boy-child hard at work.Seriously, how his he even breathing sleeping like that? Thank god he’s a smart one.