Monday, March 18, 2013


Since freshman year, Man-child and I have been visiting colleges and university.  I cannot tell you how exciting it has been visiting all of the schools.  Needless to say, he has never been impressed with any of them.  His response has always been “Ma, they're just buildings with people”.

Now it is senior year.  SIGH.  Man-child has been applying to schools up and down the East Coast.  After reviewing our finances, we agreed that he could go to any school in the state and live on campus.  I have been trying to stay in the back ground because I want him to be independent and make the decision on his own.  The letters arrive and the excitement begins.  Man-child was accepted at Frostburg State College, Salisbury State College, Chaney, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Virginia State, University of Bridgeport, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Baltimore, Capital College, University of West Virginia, Hampton and Morgan State University.  Impressive list – right??   The problem - he still does not know what school he wants to attend .

SIGH.  I have asked nicely.  He said “Ma, I got this”.  I stated “Geoff, made a decision”.  He said “I got this”.  My patience are running out.  After spring break, things will really start moving fast – Senior Farewell, Senior Week, Prom (which has already said he is going alone), and all those other activities.  SIGH.  Not to mention, I am trying to keep up with my school work, keep an eye on my brother, who still refuses to believe he is disabled, and my niece and the Rugrats.  SIGH. 

I ask Everyone to extend their hand in my direction and send me Strength and Patience until June 1 – Graduation Day.   


  1. Congrats to Manchild for having so many choices. Breathe. It will all work out in the end.

  2. First, breathe! It'll all work out. Second, just know that all parents who've gone thru "senioritis" have survived; you will too. Third, some/all of those schools probably have acceptance deadlines, so tell Manchild to be check the info for deadlines. Just go with the flow and enjoy all that you and Geoff have come thru (and you've both survived---LOL).

  3. Congrats on the great job you are doing. Exhale :) He will make a decision soon.

  4. Hey Sis, it will all work out!! God has brought you this far...He will not fail you now!

  5. Congrats to Manchild...and just remember if he doesn't do what he needs to do on time...then there's always community college. One semester of community college and living at home will light a fire under him! :)

  6. First, congratulations to Manchild and you. Second, I agree with all the advice given so far. This too shall pass.

  7. Yasmin, I love your comment. LOL!

    'Cilla, wow! Man-child has a lot of options. Very impressive. Congratulations to both of you. I hope you took an opportunity to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment. I'm sure he has a system for making his final decision. He's goal oriented. He'll make a decision in time.