Top 6 Worries When You Have A Child Going To College

Top 6 Worries
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Jimmy leaves for college in a couple of weeks (EEEEEEEEK!), and as the date gets more near, I get more fear.

The first time I see him after the semester begins will most likely be Parents’ weekend.

This is what I am afraid I will find when I arrive…

1. His idea of “doing laundry” will be spraying Febreeze on his dirty clothes.  If he does actually use a washing machine, the clothes will sit there for days, resulting in a moldy, wrinkled mess.

Jimmy Gillette

2. He will go without shaving for so long, he will be offered a recurring role on Duck Dynasty.

Jimmy Gillette beard

3. The word sunblock will not be in his vocabulary.Jimmy Gillette beard sunburn

4. He will not feed himself, causing his eyes to turn black.  You know, like the vampires in Twilight when they get hungry.

Jimmy Gillette beard sunburn hungryvampire

 

5. He will not shower for so long, a cloud of dust will follow him around like Pigpen from Peanuts.

Jimmy Gillette beard sunburn hungry dirty

Oh wait, I just thought of the worst possibility of all…

6. He will change so much, it will be like he was abducted by aliens who have taken over his body.

Jimmy Gillette beard sunburn hungry dirty alien

Fortunately, Gillette has helped eliminate worry #2! They have a blade refill subscription service that delivers Gillette’s blades directly to your door!  How cool is that?!  And it’s only about $1 a week for most guys.   Since I’m sure Jimmy will be using all his spare time for studying, taking advantage of a subscription that means one less thing to shop for is a no-brainer (See what I did there?).

Now if I could just convince the university to offer room service I would be able to take #4 off the list…

P.S. NO, I don’t actually think Jimmy is going to turn into a vampire or an alien.  That’s just crazy.  I mean, his college is in the mountains, so turning into a werewolf is much more likely.  Duh. 

P.P.S. Seriously (for once)…While it is true that I am feeling much trepidation over Jimmy leaving, I couldn’t be more proud of the responsible young man he’s turned into.  I have no doubt that he will thrive at college and will be able to feed and clothe himself just fine.  Except for the wrinkled shirt part. 

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*Jimmy agreed.  “It’s really cool” were his exact words, I think.  Which from an 18 year old is very high praise!

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8 thoughts on “Top 6 Worries When You Have A Child Going To College”

  1. This is great!!! And may I say you have a very handsome kid there, I could see why the aliens would want him!

    In all seriousness thanks for reviewing this razor, my son is now shaving and he could use a slightly better razor, thanks!!

  2. As my daughter heads off to college in two weeks I’m thinking more or how will she get up and make it to class, how will she manage her time, will she come home to visit… Your post reminds me to pause and enjoy her for the amazing young woman she is. She can do this in her own way. And, I can enjoy this new period in motherhood.

  3. I can’t imagine the emotions involved with such a big transition. Love that you’re handling it with great humor, as always! What a handsome kid! Wishing him the best college experience!

  4. Boys’ rooms take on an interesting scent. Probably from the sheets being washed once a year, dirty laundry, and left over pizza boxes. It’s a wonder girls would actually go in there!

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