Sunday, August 15, 2010

On Sending a Second Child Off to College: Updated

T the actor as "Comus" in Milton's Comus

T the hiker

T the cellist

T the cyclist

T the graduate

Not that he's going far, but he will be living away from home. T begins his freshman year at The Webb Institute tomorrow. I guess we'll kind of miss him, but his school is only a few miles away--closer than L's, and she is close enough to commute.

So today we are deciding what he will take with him. Since the students live in an old Gold Coast mansion--The Braes--in large rooms (unlike the tiny rooms at L's school), he can bring more than she did. So, his recliner? Probably. Computer, books, his cello...sure. Somehow, he just does not seem to have as much "stuff" as she did. Laundry, laundry, laundry. That's pretty much it. Oh, and some safety items, including protective eye-wear, steel-toed boots, and a hardhat. Odd equipment for most college freshmen, but Webb is a different sort of college.

Somehow, it seems easier with the second one. I'll post photos, and let you know how it goes tomorrow. Maybe it'll be awful, but I doubt it. He has been ready to go for a while.

Update: He just packed his baseball mitt...I might cry.


fedsped said...

Congratulations Macbeth as your second fledgling flies the nest (I know he has travelled on his own but college is different)! You should be very proud of him and of yourself for bringing him so far!

Mary said...

Congratulations! My youngest brother is a graduate from Webb.
I know it is extremely difficult to be invited to attend Webb so again, congratulations to both your son and your family.