Is your CS settling in on campus?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Is your CS settling in on campus?
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Thu, 09-12-2013 - 10:08pm

Have you heard any news from your CS? Is s/he adjusted to campus life, getting along with the roommate, liking the classes, joining clubs?

How are you doing? Are you missing your CS, or have you adjusted to the changes also? For those who have sent your CS off a few times already, how long did it take you to stop feeling sad?

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Registered: 01-23-2003
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 2:13pm
DD got new room assignment already! Wow! That was a wonderful birthday gift for her, LOL!
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Registered: 01-23-2003
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 2:20pm

That's funny, Arryl.  When DD was home Labor Day weekend, I asked her to sort out the clothes and things she didn't want because I'm having a yard sale in a couple of months when it cools off.  I didn't pay much attention and lo and behold when I walked in her room last week, nothing had been done.  Tons of toiletries in the bathroom, too.  So, I've been taking phone pics and asking her to pick what she wants to keep.  Ugh.  Now if I can jst DH to make some choices about 'his' garage.  Double ugh.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 5:08pm

"DD got new room assignment already! Wow! That was a wonderful birthday gift for her, LOL!"

Wow, that was fast! Hopefully she will like her suitemates. When can she move?


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Registered: 07-30-1997
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 5:31pm

Not BFA, just BA to be more well rounded.  And no, he's never been there. Never.  Just has some idea that it's where he wants to be.  He can certainly take time off to work.  It's just that we'd agreed to the investment of the condo to take him thru grad school vs. having him stay on/near campus in an apartment. And now he's changing his mind for no real sound reason. He has no school in mind, has researched nothing. It's tota lly a whim and a dream that he could easily fulfill if he finished the MAT and went with degree in hand.  I have a friend who has a place in CO and she said it's near to impossible to get any kind of work there, much less jump in to have something that'd support you and tuition etc. Job market is very poor.  But if he at least had the advanced degree and teaching certificate with him it at least would mean more than flipping burgers at Wendy's .

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 6:13pm

DD was in a liberal arts program geared towards people who want to teach elementary school.  Here in CA you get a bachelor's degree in something other than education and then do an additional year to get a teaching certificate. After spending the summer working with jr and senior high kids she has decided she would rather teach that age.  She has switched to an English major for secondary teachers.  She was already looking at needing an extra year since she wasn't able to get the classes she needed last year.  So this won't change anything. Most of what she has taken will apply.  AS for the RA position, she did it last year and it was ok but she always felt stressed. I think the programing stresses her the most, but the middle of the night phone calls, the "enforcer" roll and never being able to get away from the job is hard for her.  I wish she would stick it out, as she is not usually a quitter and can handle alot, but she said this year it has brought on a tremendous amount of anxiety. She has actually sought out a therapist to help her with coping strategies.  She is looking off campus. Since school started a month ago, her friends all have roommates so she is looking at sharing with strangers. Scares the heck out of me!  I loved her being on campus because her room had a secure lock on the door that she had to swipe with her id card.  I liked knowing that her belongings were secure, even though she had roommates.  Hoping it all works out!

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Registered: 01-23-2003
Sun, 09-15-2013 - 10:17am
Talked about the room assignment change with administration on either Tuesday or Wednesday last week. They notified her on Thursday. She introduced herself to new roommates Thursday and finished moving in yesterday, Saturday, with their help. The aunt of one of the roomies bought them all dinner. I'm praying for this to work out.
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 09-16-2013 - 10:08am

mahopac wrote:
<p>Ah, Tracy, that's so funny!  I made DD go through all the stuff she had in the bathroom and tell me if she was bringing it or not.  Then I threw away all the stuff she wasn't bringing, mostly gift bottles of shower gel, old bottles of nail polish, hairclips, etc.</p><p>And then we gave the bathroom to DS, because he's the only kid at home.  We moved his contact lenses and his few other bathroom needs in there from our bathroom, and voila!  He has his own bathroom, which is very neat, and DH &amp; I don't have to share with him any more.</p><p>When 21yo DS went to college three years ago, I made it very clear that NO ONE was moving rooms.  Everyone has their own bedroom and their own furniture, and that's the way it's going to stay.  Honestly, they come home practically every month during the school year, and then they're home for 4 weeks in the winter and 3.5 months in the summer - it's like they never really leave!  And they need to know their stuff is still there for them where they left it.</p>

Kelly, we have a relatively small house, 1100 sq ft. and the two little girls and Jordyn's bedroom each is 9x9.  The two little girls share their bedroom and have bunk beds, but we run into a really hard time with bedtimes as the older one needs her sleep and the younger one is a night owl, but mommy NEEDS her evening time.  So we end up separating the kids a lot of times, the older one in her bed and the younger one usually in our bed or up with me.  The idea was that the older one could "use" Jordyn's room for sleeping only since I was planning on putting a new bed in there for when my parents come visit since they visit 2-3 times during the year.  Jordyn currently has a loft bed in there.  It would be different, but Jordyn is not coming home at christmas, she's going to Michigan for her 2 week break as all of the family except for us is in Michigan, so we'll instead travel to Michigan to visit with her.  And she already has plans to move her NCA job to the northwest region and get an apartment off campus and work all summer in Oregon.  This way she will start the clock ticking for in state residency so beginning her junior year she will have residency and get rid of the $16k out of state tuition charge.  Plus, we are still hoping we can move back to Michigan next summer...

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 09-16-2013 - 10:16am

gamegaga wrote:
<p>That's funny, Arryl.  When DD was home Labor Day weekend, I asked her to sort out the clothes and things she didn't want because I'm having a yard sale in a couple of months when it cools off.  I didn't pay much attention and lo and behold when I walked in her room last week, nothing had been done.  Tons of toiletries in the bathroom, too.  So, I've been taking phone pics and asking her to pick what she wants to keep.  Ugh.  Now if I can jst DH to make some choices about 'his' garage.  Double ugh.</p>

I went through "her" bathroom this weekend and completely cleaned it out.  I threw all the mostly gone containers away, all the needed to be discarded razors, etc. away and boxed up everything else.  I'll leave it boxed up until christmas and if she hasn't asked for any of it to be sent, then we'll discard the rest.  My mom is really bad about sending packages to the girls monthly and she always sent at least one bath gel/lotion to Jordyn and cheer gifts tended to consist of lotions and bath gels.  And if we don't keep them up and out of reach, the two little ones still tend to get into them often and make a mess with them.  So for now, it's all boxed up and its amazing how much more room the small little bathroom counter and medicine cabinet has again!!  I'm still at a bit of a loss as to what to do with all the clothing, etc.  I don't believe she took any dresses, or if she did, just one of them, so I have a feeling she may be asking for some stuff the first few weeks there.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 09-16-2013 - 3:55pm

Tracy, that is so funny--I thought it was just us. Neither kid ever recycles or throws out old shampoo bottles and if they end up hating a product, they just leave it in the shower. I still have to do my daughter's bathroom drawer. She left a lot of old nail polish, skin cream, etc. behind and I figure if she didn't want it at school, I don't have to keep it around.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 09-16-2013 - 4:40pm
I realized I didn't clean out under the cabinet! That will be done tonight now. LOL! I also noticed last night she left about 8 bottles of nail polish in my basket of polish, I am pretty sure those were the ones that had fallen behind her shelf and she found them when she cleaned her room for the umpteenth time this summer, but she had already packed up and taken all her nail polish to Michigan and couldn't fit anything else in the suitcases going on the plane with her. I normally wouldn't care, but all but 1 bottle are colors I would never wear i.e. dark purples, blues, etc. so I'll either keep them for the little girls to wear, or I'll wait until one of the first packages I send up to her and add them into the box along with all her vitamins and supplements and her alarm clock she forgot to pack.
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