Saturday, September 22, 2007

He's Grown Up

Ok, we got him to Bellingham and into his dorm. I wanted to stay until he was ready for me to go. I was really good about asking him what he wanted me to do and not just doing what I thought needed to be done. He has discovered a few things he forgot already.

The first, as he was trying to get comfortable in the yeti to take a nap, her realized that he forgot his pillow. We discussed the merits of buying a new one vs. a folded sweatshirt. He didn't want to buy a new one. When his stuff was in the room, he realized he forgot the lock for his laptop. Then he couldn't find the keys to his bike lock. And the remote to his stereo. Apparently you can't set it to the sleep mode, and a few other features, with out the remote. He received a message from a friend who is moving up to Western on Sunday and he called her to ask if she would mind bringing the few items he forgot, she said yes and she just stopped by the house to pick them up. I feel relieved.

What I am feeling guilty about is he has a cold. Now, I know I didn't give it to him and there is really nothing that I can do, but my baby can't breathe through his nose. He used the nasal spray in the car on the way and he emailed me last night, around midnight, that he couldn't find it. His roommate, Lucas pictured on the right with Robin, is going to go buy him some today. The second save of the day.

The house is very quiet. Steve has been home, and I have been trying to find him projects to do. Well, he now gets to clean and detail Robin's car so we can sell it. Do you know anyone who is interested in a '98 Ford Contour?

Be Free,


Backofpack said...

Funny, he doesn't look any more grown up than my own...Glad you survived the day Mama. If you run out of projects for Steve, send him on over. We've got a couple or three he could work on!

I thought class went great when I subbed for you. I might have worn one older lady out, but that's it. Can't wait to hear what the interesting stuff was - though I did hear one comment...that one sub didn't seem like she was "really up on it, or knew what she was doing".

Hope we can get together soon!

robtherunner said...

Will you stop mamma-ing Robin? He's a big boy now and you did a wonderful job with him. He'll do great and you and Steve should give yourselves a big pat on the back. You're both wonderful parents and the proof is in your two wonderful kids. He needs to toughen up a bit anyways :)

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

So cute. I wonder if my mom felt that way the day she and my dad took me to PLU. I think so. although my twin brother did stay home for another year before also heading to PLU. I bet it was worse then. I think you will survive!

wendy said...

ha ha - you have extreme self control, I would not have managed to quit nagging about what I thought was needed. Good job, mom!

He's lucky to have parents who love and care about him. I'm sure he knows that. =)