Calvin has been at college for seven weeks now. He has five more weeks of his first academic term. Here's the low-down:
He doesn't miss home or his family at all. I'm the only one who occasionally misses him. Everybody else is happy for the abundance in food and fresh air around here. We do miss having a third driver though.
School is monotonous, but he is happy in his monotony. He loves it there; it is a perfect fit for him. He still doesn't have a co-op job lined up, but he's working on it. He says that he needs to learn to manage his time better, so he sees where he needs to improve.
We chat once a week. It's a requirement: If he doesn't call, we stop supporting him. Today he even said, "I love you," first. Totally awesome.
I could see how much easier it was for him to start early in July. He was settled in long before we had to get three other children ready for school this year (two in new, big schools). The public schoolers started last week, and the private school girl starts tomorrow. Quiet will descend, and I will soak it up.
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