April 29, 2013

Just as I was feeling all smug and boastful....really Man-Child? REALLY?

Here I was, sitting pretty, thinking that Man-Child would be home for the summer in about two weeks.  That he'd successfully navigated, on his own, his first year of college very well.

And yes, I admit it...I was smug.

Until today.

When I was informed that he, apparently, somehow, oh gee - don't know how that happened! doesn't have all the credits needed to call his freshman year done.

The ONE major thing I took away from Parent Orientation (way, way, way back when; i.e., last year about this time) was that the student needed to confer with the Student Adviser constantly regarding his schedule.  I tried my darnedest to impart this knowledge to him.

Apparently, I failed.

He, of course, informs me that it "will all be straightened out tomorrow."

HOW?   How is the credit - that he doesn't have -going to "magically" appear on his transcript tomorrow?  And do you know what happens if it doesn't?

Then he will not be able to enroll as a "full time" student next year.  Which means that he can't live on campus.  Which means....well, I don't really know what that means since I haven't had the time to sit down and actually process it all yet.

This kid is doing his damnedest to make me go completely gray overnight...and he's succeeding.


  1. It never stops, even when they are "grown", it just never stops.

  2. I believe he will work it out : )
    Also, could he take a summer class if he had to? I am going to say a prayer right this second for him.

  3. I'm going to ditto Carol and wish both of you some good luck!

  4. I'll be looking forward to hearing how he gets out of this scrape. I hope he does, Gigi. This is a tough one.

  5. Josh was supposed to graduate in 2 weeks. Guess who is missing credits and NOT GRADUATING?! Oh.my.gosh. I could wring his not so scrawny neck right about now. Hopefully Man-Child learned this lesson as a freshman and not as a SENIOR.

  6. At least he didn't spend 40K and completely fail out like *cough* someone I know. OR sit on the couch while you co-signed loans for second semester knowing full well they were failing, and not say anything... blah blah blah...

    I'm gonna stop now... it's best for all of us for me to not get going.