I’m Fine Most Days — Thoughts from a College Freshman’s Mom
It’s been over three weeks since my oldest, #1Son, left for college. What has surprised me the most is when I feel sad…
I’m fine most days. Really, I am.
Then I start doing laundry.
In the bottom of one of my laundry baskets are a t-shirt, socks and shorts of #1Son’s — his little pile of clean clothes. Normally, when he lived here full-time, this pile would have been huge. Whenever I do laundry, I lay all the boys folded clothes on my bed before I delivery the clothes to their rooms. #1Son’s little pile of clothes seems to make it back on my bed each time these past weeks. Instead of putting his clothes away in his room, I keep putting his small pile back in the bottom of the basket in our room. His room is on the bottom floor, I tell myself, too far to put away right now.
Sometimes I think I’m immune to the college-kid-moves-out mom thing because I have my daughter half-time at her tender age of ten, and then I catch myself tearing up over your piece and I’m reminded, nope. Not immune. Thanks for your honesty. xo
These feelings sneak up on us as mothers. Your daughter is so lucky to have you. Love you, Julie!!!
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