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I Survived the First Week of College

I've been reading quite a few blogs this week written by parents whose children have gone off to school for the first time. Many parents express sadness that their little ones are growing up and beginning to leave the nest.

On Monday, my daughter began her freshman year at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. She's an "Aggie"---whatever that is. Her first class on Monday was at 8am---Math---a subject she not only hates but hasn't done well in since elementary school. She says it's remedial math so all of the students are on the same level---which she finds refreshing. But she did tell me she's starting out with a 4.0 average so I should be proud.

She's also taking some other courses that seem to have nothing to do with her major but that's how it seems to be for incoming freshmen. Get them acclimated to college life before you stick it to them in the classroom.

She called me every day this week to give me an update on her campus experience. The food in the cafeteria is terrible; there are parties EVERY night; she needs a computer; she hates walking everywhere and her room mate loves watching The History Channel.

Although she would never admit to being homesick, today's she's back home with her dirty laundry. (Since she has no car, I had to drive up to get her).

It looks like we both survived the first week.


Dr. Sally Witt said…

It is amazing that you have a child old enough to be going to college.


Sire said…
Had me going there for a moment. The title of you blog being 'Baby Boomer And other Stuff' I thought that perhaps you were off to college. I don't think I could handle that.

I can't imagine my kids boarding as normally, unless they have to go Interstate, most kids commute to college and university. All the best with the ensuing years.
Yasmin said…
yea you both survived the first week...hmmm i hope you live close since she's home with her laundry for the weekend...i used to live in the WS/Greensboro area and could actually retire there.
Melodieann said…
Congratulations on surviving the first week! You'll find it gets easier as time progresses - for you and for her. And while they will never admit they are homesick, you'll find that they may leave for school, but they will always come home again - and as you discovered, they bring a weeks worth of laundry and usually a friend or two with them!

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