So here's a blog I never thought I'd write. Started in Boston, finished at home. While supporting my son through a dangerous bacterial infection (facial cellulitis). Acquired while away at college. We don't know how he acquired it, nor when. Events unfolded on FaceTime calls with him. Wednesday: The left side of his upper lip looked sort of swollen. Subcutaneous pimple? Thursday: Lip more swollen, pimple out? Nope. Friday: 8:45am: FT call, much more swollen. He needs to go t
What does it feel like to be the parent of a college sophomore? It's SO much easier and way more relaxed than being the parent of a college freshman. We dropped our charming CollegeMan in Boston this past weekend, Labor Day weekend actually, and wow, what a pleasure compared to last year. The emotional 'durm and strang' of the first year was absent, the nervousness (both student and parental) gone, the anxiety (also both student and parental) of being away from home, non-exis
It never really occurred to me that The ManBoy walking out of my house this morning have such an effect. We've talked about his Senior year in the abstract all summer. We've talked about scheduling college visits, AP summer assignments, college essay writing, awesome class schedule...but we never really acknowledged that this is his "Senior Year In High School". This was the basic conversation between me and my very wise husband this morning after he dropped The ManBoy off: "