by, 08-05-2013 at 09:31 PM (614 Views)
Things have been crazy hectic here the last couple of weeks as our oldest son has been dual enrolled in college throughout his Junior Year of high school and is heading into his Senior year. He's picked out a college and we're heading there tomorrow to go check out the campus. If he continues on this path, he'll have completed his first year of college with 28 credit hours before he even graduates from high school.
Our youngest is a sophomore this year and I was a bit taken aback because he's decided he wants to go away to Governors School next year. It's a campus that has extremely strict admissions policies and only admits kids that are in the top percentage of their class. His grades qualify, but he'll have to complete a series of interviews, etc in order to get in. His best friend got in this year and is leaving in a week to head to school. I'm starting to get nervous that I'll have an empty nest a few years early! Oh and then there is the whole "paying for it all" thing! lol
I've already started putting together "a Taste of home" gift baskets with homemade mug mixes, a cool mug that I found a couple weeks ago and a few fun items that fit's his friends personality. It's going to seem weird to have his best friend heading off to a different school- he's here as much as my own kids.
I'm not a big shopper, but we finally got our Back to school shopping taken care of. If you're just joining the site and still looking for back to school deals and tips, check out this amazing thread loaded with ideas. All we have to do now is find one last reading book - which was sold out on Amazon, not available in the library or at 3 different bookstores that we checked starting last JUNE. What ever happened to the days when schools provided the books they insisted kids read? Oy!