But roller coaster it has been. My daughter has had a fabulous first week as a freshman in high school and made the freshman volleyball team. (You cannot, in your deepest, wildest imagination, picture how low the valley would have been had she not made that team.) That's a peak. I have been asked to be one of the co-hosts of the Ten Things of Thankful blog link. That's a really high peak. (PLEASE link up your Ten Things post if you haven't already. I don't want to be the loser co-host!)
Only one real low point, but, oh, what a valley! We moved my son to college this week to begin his freshman year (you can read about it here, if you'd like). It still doesn't seem real to me that he won't be living at home; therefore, to keep myself from having a pity party about it, I have decided to devote my Ten Things of Thankful this week to the positive side of him not living at home (because I'm all about the silver lining).
|Scholars House. This is the back and is|
actually the main entrance.
I'm thankful my son is living in the dorm now, because:
1. There won't be dirty dishes left in the sink so the food in them can vulcanize on them.
2. No more Diet Coke cans left sitting on tables, in windowsills, on the floor, on the staircase, even on the bathroom counter. What's more, he doesn't always finish them, so there is upwards of half a can of beverage still in them. Gahhh!
3. The trash cans won't be used for target practice (with the target missed rather frequently).
4. My living room won't look like the fitting rooms at Kohl's at the end of a Super Saturday Sale. (Why he likes to undress in the living room is something I have never understood.)
5. Less laundry to do.
|This is one of the first times I have|
ever seen him hang clothes on a hanger.
6. When I start my car, my ears won't bleed from the sudden assault by the car stereo.
7. My grocery bill will be greatly reduced.
8. My chocolate chips won't mysteriously disappear from the pantry.
9. I can serve pasta and rice and vegetables other than potatoes, green beans or corn and not be met with a curled lip.
10. His size 15 shoes won't be left on the floor for us to trip over, and his size 15 feet won't rattle the floorboards of our 80+ year old house when he runs through it.
|All set to take on college.|
Do I sound convincing that there is anything positive about him not living at home anymore? Because I cried all the way home after leaving him there. All. The Way. Home.
But he'll adjust to living at school, and so will I.
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