Monday, June 25, 2007
After I finally found the transfer cable yesterday, I was able to download a bunch of photos. This one was taken last month at son Scott’s high school graduation. The move, a visit from his friend and a road trip to Arkansas—that’s behind him, and this week means it’s time to wrap up those last little details for college. Health forms, photo for Hendrix College’s version of Facebook, financial aid-related chores, choosing which orientation trip to sign up for, etc.
I woke up early this morning with these things on my mind, so early I heard a couple of owls calling their who-whos to each other, and this helicopter parent thought to herself, “Why isn’t my son thinking of these things?” I’ve been struggling with how involved to be in the whole process. How much research should a parent do? How much is too much guidance and advice? By now, isn’t a parent’s main job to sign the checks to pay for the education?
Yet, here I am hovering again. I suppose my procrastination gene has found root in another son. We’ll tackle the work today and I’ll tackle what I’ve been putting off—looking for a job to help with the expenses of this grand adventure.