in which I sign Middle up for a class at a college that he might want to attend as an undergraduate

Comments

daysgoby said…
Oh my!
A giant leap toward adulthood for Middle.
Badger said…
Ack! Wow! Yowza!
Jan said…
Excellent idea! We did something similar and it was informative in many ways.
Poppy Buxom said…
Ha! I knew it all along. You seem like such a warm, loving mother. But actually, you're one of those super pushy moms I read about.

So that's it, is it? You don't admit it on your blog, but you make them try out for all the sports teams. And the spelling bees. And the geography bees.

Wait a minute. Geography bees, forsooth. So that's where this Tuvalu thing comes from.

I'm surprised you condescend to hang out with the slacker-mom likes of us.
Saoirse said…
Excellent idea! I work in higher education and this is, by far, one of the best ways to capture a student's interest in an institution. As the mother of someone who wasn't even convinced college was something he wanted to do (or could do), this was also something that proved to him that higher ed was within his realm of possibility. Good for you for continuing to open up pathways for your kids!
RW said…
I think I would like to take a course somewhere.
Amy A. said…
Yikes!

Won't it make his senior year tiresome if he gets a taste of higher education now?

I'm glad I only have a freshman! (For now)
jenny said…
while I applaud your foresight in this matter all I really want to do is put my fingers in my ears and say *lalalalalala*
Suzanne said…
How exciting (says the non-mother)!! Exciting for you, exciting for Middle!

He's obviously so bright and talented, and the college is obviously close enough that if he ends up deciding to apply and gets accepted, he won't be eleventy bazillion miles away from you.

The only way I could be farther from my parents and still be in the US would be if I moved to Alaska or Hawaii. Which I still occasionally contemplate...
gabe said…
I was actually kind of disappointed when Eldest told me he didn't want to go far. I was like-Go! Learn, head to London, go to wherever. He ended up out of state but only an hour away. So I still see lots of laundry and him sprawled on the sofa with his germs (The Christmas gift from college that keeps on giving. Hack, hack.)

Now youngest wants to find a school where he can SKI from October to April. Hello university of Boulder business school.

Of course I am also the mom who moved youngest into eldest's room a week after he left. No nostalgia here.
Whichever way he decides to go this at least helps him make an informed decision.

I think I may have said this before but you are absolutely going to be one of my advisers on adolescents . It's looming large...
Joke said…
I approve of whatever the Hell you're talking about.

Because I'm loyal like that.

-J.
alice c said…
My question is: Does Middle know?