|I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.”|
Well, I can't say my girl will be a cabdriver this summer, but she is definitely on the job hunt!!!
We spent a wacky weekend packing her up and bringing her home from her first year of college. Yup. All that worrying and wondering and being so sad to see her go has been swallowed up in a blink of an eye. The next thing we knew, we were shoving a microwave in the car and heading home.
Personally, I have never experienced doing this. I have no frame of reference for packing up my life into a car twice a year, leaving friends old and new, and wondering where I have landed, and wanting to really be back where I came from. (Even if it is a small, cramped place and I have to wear shower shoes every day.)
It is a frenetic time, one that was not well organized, but I think all in all, we did o.k.
So, I didn't have matching storage boxes like the other moms did. But we got the top UP on the convertable!!
And while my husband and I both forgot to bring the bike rack, he is a master at taking things apart and making them fit. (And putting them back together!)
Did I mention the time frame? We had to have our sweet girl checked out by 10:30 Saturday morning. Lauren had done quite a bit when I got there on Friday, and we boxed everything up by Friday evening. But then she told me if the room wasn't emptied, cleaned, wiped down and vacuumed AND everything out of the hallway by 10:30, we would be fined. You have got to be kidding me.
After paying tuition.
So, Saturday morning we arrived at 9:20 to finish up. Uh,yeah. Our original goal was 8:30 but due to unforseen circumstances.....Hey. I didn't even wash my hair. It was just life!
We found ourselves thinking that not everything would fit into the two cars we had driven down. That meant we were throwing the contents of my daughter's room into a dear friend's room (who happens to be an R.A and didn't have to leave until Sunday) and THEN moving it all into the two cars.
We got it all accomplished by 10:30,
but I think I will go buy some of those matching storage containers now...
5 days ago