All in all, it went pretty smoothly. Chaco has picked up the last of his stuff, and Wolfgang and I have hit walmart twice for things he discovered he needed. Hopefully, the dust is relatively settled now. I'm getting used to the quietude and lack of clutter.
I have the university parent's page on my facebook newsfeed. Late last week, they posted some items about the incoming freshman class activities, then challenged us to find our kids in a few photos. I thought, "Oh sure, like I'll see Wolfgang in any of that mass of freshman humanity", but then *WHAM* there he was. See him?
He says he likes his roomates. A friend of his from high school lives in a nearby dorm, and they've had a few ukulele jam sessions(??), and one of his best friend is there, but commuting from home. The climbing center they hang around at is just down the road from the university.
Chaco has an apartment dorm with three friends. They're getting the hang of having to shop and cook for themselves. After hearing all last year about how bad the dorm food was, I thought maybe Chaco was just whining. But then Wolfgang is also pretty unimpressed. I guess it must be pretty bad if we are two-for-two on thinking that MY cooking is actually better.
Meego is having to adjust to being the lone offspring at home, something he tried to avoid by asking me to have another baby when he was in second or third grade. He has since learned where babies come from, and the subject hasn't come up again.
We seem to be going forward with a Plan B of sorts, as he is putting together an amphibious vivarium while I plot my big saltwater aquarium adventure. Babies come in many forms.
And lest we forget, I'm also dipping into the college funds. I've got both Bella and Tessa all registered and stickered up for school too.