Chad comes home on Friday afternoons and he’s so happy. He works in town on weekends so he comes home every Friday, works Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, then goes back to school on Sunday evening. He’s doing that so he can keep his job for the summer.
It surely helps my aching heart to know that he’s enjoying himself . . I can only hope there’s just a bit of studying going on with that fun.
His most important things to share this past week were:
- He’d found a website that has curse words in every language you can imagine. Mom, tell me what language you want to see! CHAD! I’m your mother! I do not want to see any curse words!
- His roommate has ordered a 42″ tv. Doesn’t every college dorm room need a 42″ tv?
- He was invited to join a fraternity. Sorry . . I have no money! Yep, that’s right and your mother isn’t paying for it.
Those are the things he told me about school. I’m sure he shared more with Vince.
He shared a text conversation . . what do you call a conversation you’re doing on your cell phone via text? I don’t have a clue. There’s a girl . . not a girlfriend I’m told . . who, for Valentine’s Day, got a rose and truffles from some famous shop that Chad had to drive 100 miles round trip to get to. Seems as though the two of them are at different ends of the political spectrum .. think James Carville & Mary Matalin here . . not the amount of money they make or the way they look but Chad and his friend are that different in political views. Anyway, Chad and the girl, who is from here but away at a college halfway across Missouri, had quite a discussion/debate via text last week. Chad read me all that discussion. Well . . maybe not ALL of it . . Both of them are very smart and very committed to their views and it was an interesting conversation, though I’m sure it used up most of my remaining rollover minutes! Somewhere buried under the kid who only thinks of hunting and fishing, I see a man!
It’s still hard to see him leave on Sunday afternoons. We really don’t get to spend enough time with him because he’s either at work or sleeping. He got off work Saturday at 6. Came home, ate, showered and went to bed. Had to be at work at 7 Sunday, worked til 4, came home, ate and left for school. I miss him . . a lot! But, how can I be sad when he’s enjoying it so much?
He reminded us again this weekend that he will NOT be coming home on weekends next semester. Fine . . we’ll just go spend the weekend with him! 🙂 Vince will be teaching at Chad’s school once a week so maybe Vince can see him then. I’ll go along for the ride and visit with a friend near there sometimes but maybe sometimes Chad will find time to visit with me on those nights . . mom can only hope!