I’ve been nervous about sending Michelle off to the community college part-time. Typical mom feelings that every mom has when she sends her kid off to learn with the big kids. Well maybe not typical since Michelle is only 16, since she’s been homeschooled for a few years, since she’s had a lot to deal with and this is going to be a real test of what she’s learned and how much she’s grown up. Michelle, she has not been nervous – until now.
I noticed it late last week. She seemed quiet about college. Then, over the weekend TW was driving her to work and to friends because my ankle had me out of commission and Michelle was grouchy because we had taken the little kids back to school shopping but hadn’t taken her. Hmm, I told her on Wednesday that I’d take her long before her classes started. Maybe she was worried that wouldn’t happen since my ankle issues happened? Or maybe obsessing about new jeans was a sign that she’s getting nervous?
This morning, she buzzed me on AIM very early and said "Do you realize I’m going to start college in 9 days?" and then she said "What do I need? Notebooks? Binders? Surely there isn’t a special supply list!" Heh.
Going to college is scarey and it’s beginning to hit her that this is real. She’s not going to be at home all day, learning at her own pace, with only her mom and some invisible over the internet teachers to answer to.
Nervous, yes indeedy, we are all getting a little nervous.