What? College Bound?
Last night, my son casually announced that his college applications need to be finalized by middle of December.
Son: Oh yeah, I need to decide my future by middle of December.
Son: Yeah, middle of December. All my college applications need to be finalized.
Me: WTH are you talking about? College what?
Son: Mom, you know COLL-EGE. A place where I’ll go to CON-TIN-UE my education.
Me: I know what college is, but this can’t be possible. What grade are you in?
It seems like it was only yesterday that he was starting kindergarten. I remember every single report card vividly and nowhere did they include the warning “YOUR CHILD IS STARTING COLLEGE IN 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 YEAR(S)”.
I am not prepared for this – emotionally or financially (more emotionally). Selfishly, J and I have been living our lives to the fullest – traveling the world, wining and dining ourselves silly and then all of a sudden – BAM! This *shit* happens.
What the hell happened to the last 17 years of my life? When did my son grow up? You would think this is something I would have noticed since I’m not away from home THAT much.
Wait, I have noticed – he’s not grown up. He’s not ready to move away. He won’t be able to deal with the challenges ahead of him. He’s not yet equipped with enough life skills to make it…OR, is he?
Could it be possible that I’m actually the one with all of the problems? I doubt it - it's him...