Okay, Now That WAS FunSubmitted by U.S. Wealth Management of Boston on November 13th, 2019
By Rick Ropelewski
In a recent update I described moving our daughter into college for her freshmen year. There were some minor logistical matters during the move that were quickly resolved, but the recovery from not having her at home has taken longer. The weekly phone calls and hearing that Molly’s transition was going well certainly helped. That, and we knew parent’s weekend was in the not too distant future.
Sometimes the actual trip does not live up to the anticipation, but we had a great time. Molly took us around campus; telling us about her typical day and meeting some of her friends. Like most other college freshmen there was nothing earth shattering about her routine. What was extraordinary was understanding this whole new world she has created for herself. Many of you are rolling your eyes as you read this as this is all old news to you. So despite the fact that this was exactly as many of you have described it; this was one of those life events we had to experience for ourselves.
We also had a chance to do some sightseeing. I am a history junkie so I love Washington D.C.! We went to the National Mall and saw the Lincoln and World War II memorials. And when the weather did not cooperate we went to the National Portrait Gallery. So at this rate if Molly finishes college in 14 years we may get a chance to see most of the sights on my bucket list for D.C.
Now that we are starting to figure out how to be a parent of a college student we are beginning the college search process all over again. Our son Pete, who is a junior in high school, recently went to visit his first school. Hopefully we’ll remember a thing or two we learned along the way the first time.