My Sam came home this week. Dirty laundry in one arm and a load of excitement and exhaustion in the other. How did we get from this...
|Sam 2nd Grade|
To This!...College Life. I think this picture Sam sent me of his first "homecooked" meal pretty much sums up the life of a Freshman College boy.
|Schmeat and Processed Orange Something|
"Why are you so proud of me?" He asked
"Because, everything about this experience is beyond your comfort zone. It brings anxiety every day but you are doing it. You are facing the challenges head on! I don't think I would have made the same choice if I were dealing with all of the hard things you already deal with."
"Well, maybe it helps that I didn't really think this through. It's really hard."
"Yeah, maybe so, but look at how much you've grown in just two weeks!"
"You know what would really make you proud?" He asked. "I make my bed every single morning. I clean up the bathroom when I finish getting ready. I never leave my dishes in the sink, I wash them right away. I wash my roommates dishes too. My clothes are always hung up. Mom, you wouldn't even recognize me by the way I keep my apartment!"
He makes me smile.