College Visits From the Small Town

datePosted on 16:12, April 25th, 2016 by Small Town Mommy

Last time I was here, I was complaining about health insurance. Fortunately, I was able to find a moderately competent health insurance company and now have health coverage.

I have decided to return because I want to practice writing and this seemsĀ like as good a place as any. I tried writing from a group of prompts I found on the Internet but it just didn’t work for me. Apparently I can only write about me (or the Internet is useless).

Last week, we left the Small Town and went to look at colleges for Libby. What an exhausting journey. What I don’t understand is I just graduated, how can I be the parent of someone going to college? I didn’t really just graduate, it was 20 some years ago but it just feels like yesterday. I blame Facebook. Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that I always blame Facebook, but in this case I think it is true. I am friends with old friends from college (ok, they aren’t that old). But since I am friends with all these people from college, I know what is going on in their lives. How can I know so much if I didn’t just graduate?

We looked at colleges in the Boston area. Libby refuses to go to school in Connecticut. I don’t know why. I think she is worried that I will just stop by to visit. Apparently she underestimatesĀ the extent of my laziness. I wouldn’t travel half an hour to just stop by, let alone 2 hours.

We aren’t done visiting colleges. One of the schools we are going to visit is my alma mater. It’s her safety school. There is no need for her to rub her genius into my face. I think she should lie to me and just say it’s not her first choice. But no, she has to tell me it’s her safety school. Over and over again. Hurtful.