My Son Is Leaving Me!!

And I am trying to help him?? It's weird, right? He's my one and only child.

But in 18 short months, he'll be done with high school and I am going to pack him up and ship him off somewhere. Some college somewhere.

I've been looking at websites that help your student get matched up for colleges, based on their interests, their majors, their grades/activities, etc.
Then you can select colleges you are interested in and send your information to them. Each college you select has criteria and the website tells you your chances of getting in.

This is what Harvard has to say to little Andrew:

Ouch, indeed.
The search continues.
Andrew is open to going to almost any college. His criteria is: whatever college offers me the best financial aid.
.....and as long as it's not in Texas.
He feels that Texas is too republican of a state. That made me laugh.


  1. Nessa said...:

    I'm still not over my daughter growing up. She's my one and only, too.

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  1. Dual Mom said...:

    You're handling it well!!I have one that will be taking off at the same time as your son, then his brother the year after. I'm not sure how I'll react. (Who am I kidding, there will be serious celebratory drinks)

  1. Aunt Juicebox said...:

    My daughter has been getting letters and post cards in the mail from different colleges. She talks a big game, but she really just wants to go to her dad's alma mater, which is local, and I think nothing short of a full scholarship elsewhere will change her mind. The out of state college experience would be awesome though.

  1. Nat said...:

    Annoying. I totally wrote you a comment earlier and it did not show up.

    I think that Andrew's criteria are spot-on. I would not like to see what Harvard would have said about me...

  1. Lynette said...:

    love texas! of course i am a texan so......but your right it is very conservertive here. and i cant spell so guess you see i did not finish college either

  1. Raven said...:

    My daughter graduates this year too. It's going to be so hard to say goodbye. She'll still be living nearby but it won't be the same having her at home every day.

    You have an award at my blog. I don't know if you 'do' awards, but I couldn't resist giving it to you. :-)

    Have a great Friday!

  1. Mrsbear said...:

    I still have a few years before I have to worry about this, luckily. My daughter is determined to move out as soon as she gets a diploma. She had a period when she was convinced she would get a scholarship for an Ivy league school. Unfortunately the Cs and Ds she's pulling lately are just not going to cut it. Ouch indeed.

  1. Yaya said...:

    My husband is determined that one of our future kids WILL go to Notre Dame. Lol.

  1. otin said...:

    Yea, you'll never get any aid in a republican state lol! You will do great if your family is rich, though! (Boy, I am a little political this evening!)

  1. Unknown Mami said...:

    Here's to Andrew having lots of colleges to choose from and lots of financial aid!

  1. Seems like your son has a great head on his shoulder (I'm pretty moderate, but do think Texas is quite Republican), and is really looking out for your finances. I know how you feel, mine are both gone and it is really tough!!
    My older one leaves for Afghanistan (Army Infantry Mortarman/Machingunist) right after Christmas, but is in Indiana right now.
    It is so hard when they grow up, wish they could stay little in their blankies sucking their thumbs forever with us protecting them!!


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