1. Petula
    August 13, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Thanks, T, for coming by, commenting and complimenting! 🙂

    Congratulations are getting through degree number one!

    You know, you have an excellent point: It would be less stressful on students if they didn’t have to worry about all of the chores/things that you listed. At least it would free up some time, right? My oldest goes to school two hours away and has recently moved into her first apartment. I think the presence of three very young siblings was a good motivator for her to move a little ways from home. 🙂

    Yes, there are more stories to come for both of us! Should be interesting the second time around.


  2. Tjo
    August 7, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Good article. Compliments from a mother of three – the first a University grad now going for her Masters. I paid the way for the first degree but can’t swing it for the next one.

    We hang out often enough but not too often to cramp her style. Just like her brothers, she’s willing to hang with mother in public, attending concerts, etc. as long as there’s a free meal involved.

    How am I going to say goodbye to my student? Well, she is still living at home while going to school. That’s okay by me. She can stay as long as she needs to … to complete her degree.

    I think it’s easier on them if they have less stress or distractions with worrying about cooking, laundry, cleaning, working part time and… studying. She wants to move out on her own but can’t afford it yet. Well, perhaps she should have spent more time with a job than getting distracted on NeoPets this summer! Kids will be kids – even at 22 years old.

    I’ll have more to share when child #2 decides on his path to higher learning.

    Wishing you luck with your writing and editing gigs.



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