Dropped dd off at college.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Dropped dd off at college.
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Sun, 08-19-2012 - 1:52pm

Dd is a freshman this year in college, and we dropped her off on Thursday.  She was a mess for days, to the point where I actually had to tell her to put her big girl panties on and get to work.  She had a great room, a suite for 4 with only 2 girls in it for now!!  She is loving it now that she is there.  Daddy had a harder time with this, me, I was fine.  I was a mess with Kindergarden.  This was not so bad. We loved her roommate.  She called a few times and is a great mood and gets along great with her roommate.  She called this morning on her way to church, going on about all her new friends!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 10-26-1999
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 10:56pm
Well, glad it has all worked out for all of you. We had a different experience. I was the one who had the tears when we said good-bye; my daughters were fine. That is, until a few weeks later when the "honeymoon phase" of college wore off. By then, I'd adapted but they would call with all sorts of issues - roommate problems, academic worries, etc. I guess we are all different!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Registered: 09-19-2006
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 11:05pm
I am ago glad it went well. It feels so good to know that they are happy at school. My son goes to school 1700 miles from home so in his freshman year only one of us went with him for freshman drop off. It was my husband since he goes to Denver all the time and knew the city well. I was fine with that - just happy to know that ds was happy. I hope your daughter has a wonderful year. It sure sounds like she is off to a great start.
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Registered: 01-07-2004
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:15am
I hope she has a great year! My dd had a tough time her freshman year with being homesick. I think alot of it stemmed from the fact that she rowed for the college and was just plain exhausted all the time. When she gets super tired, she gets weepy. She would come home once a month or so. When she was home, she'd talk about how much she loved school, but come Sunday night when her boyfriend would come pick her up to go back to school (he goes to the same university) the tears would start. He told us she would cry all the way back. I asked her once why she cries when she says she loves school. She replied that she did love it, but she love home more. Sophmore year was so much better, even though she had a horrible roommate situation. It was a real growing year, and one that I think will help her this year in her new CSA (RA) position.
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 11:59am

I don't think she will be homesick too quickly, as she usually spent most her summers away from home, so being away is nothing new and now she has her stuff!!  I think she was just overwhelmed at all the stuff she brought, knowing she had to take care of things herself, including buying books, dealing with roommates, etc...  So far, so good, she and roommate get along great!!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!