So, how are all the new Freshmen doing?
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|Fri, 08-24-2012 - 1:45pm|
I talked to DS today (waited a week...alot of restraint, that). He likes his dorm (it's the oldest, biggest and houses most of the freshmen), even though others complain. Doesn't think his dorm's food is the best, so eats mostly at the other venues throughout campus. Says lots of guys on his floor are weird (i hated to hear that from him.) I asked him what he meant and he said that alot kids at the school are socially awkward. Sigh. I wanted to say, "you mean they are serious about college?" I peeked at verizon to see his texting, as he is a serial texter. His texting is down about 80%. Yesterday, for example...only 5 texts to and from. He may be actually taking his Dad's advice to just turn off the phone, who knows? That is a good thing.
Bad stuff: He took out $60 in cash Tuesday. Hmmm. Why? Then he said one of his friends came to visit already (not a friend I like, and one I know he imbibes with) and crashed in his dorm. Then he tells me that he wants a loft so he can put a futon underneath because "Pat had to sleep on the floor". Oh yea, right. Like I'm going to run out and buy a futon so his lowlife friends have a place to sleep in the middle of the week instead of staying at their own town and college. I think not. He hasnt' signed up for the free tutoring yet...major not understanding that it is proactive...not waiting until he fails.
Well, it's only been a week. Who knows what will happen..we've given him all the opportunities. I'm sure he's thrilled to be away from us and honestly....it's been very peaceful for a week and I don't miss his size 13 shoes everywhere either, or arguing about curfew, etc.
When I finished our 10 minute phone conversation I told him I wouldn't be bothering him again for awhile, let me know if he needed anything. He said, "you can call me anytime you want to".
So, how's it going for everyone else?