Wednesday, January 4, 2012

PARTING IS SUCH EXPENSIVE SORROW

Bam. Gone again. 

The college student has flown the coop and as I type this, is driving up to Cache Valley to his new crappy apartment that he'll share with five other guys (one bathroom) and probably some hidden tarantulas and such. 

I just returned from Target, where I threw money at the situation, in essence giving him his very own wedding shower, but without the fiance. 

Pots and pans, dishes, utensils, irons and boards and scissors and pens. Paper and towels and blankets and lotion and pillows and bread and butter and Coke. WHO KNEW, PEOPLE?! Seriously.

Anyway, I need a volunteer to keep me delighted and joyful. Code for shopping partner. Apply in the comment section. I'll pick you up in 30.

15 comments:

Holly said...

I remember that shopping spree... (((HUGS))) You'll enjoy the weekend he comes home. ;D

Holly said...

WHAT??? I was first??? THAT'S a FIRST!!! LOL!! ;p

Kay said...

I could have donated some pens :o) And, he's probably used to tarantulas by now. New towels are always a plus...good job, Mom!

Natalie said...

Ummmm...who better then ME????? Get over here now!! The kids are already at my moms...I am WAITING!!! ;)

Erica said...

Boo-hoo-hoo...I'm there with you (in spirit). Motherhood is an art, I've decided. Unfortunately, I'm still dabbling in fingerpaints (made watery and unusable with my stupid mom-tears). Don't get me wrong. He's an adult - it's good he WANTS to go, but it'll be better when my purse isn't hanging from his tailpipe. Seriously - when my bank account recovers, I'll shop witcha! :)

Cherie said...

Hey if you got COKE I am there sister!!
Hell Yes those college kids are expensive - I know all too well!!
The wedding shower without the bride - good one - Ha!

Julianna said...

It will take you longer than 30 to get here. :(

But just think... now he'll appreciate how clean the house was. MAYBE.

Shayla said...

oh shoot is it too late to apply? That kinda sucks' you anticipate him coming home for two long years, and then after two joyful weeks, he's gone again! Boys and their Mom's kind of a complicated relationship isn't it!

Ruby said...

...and when he does get married don't be shocked when he doesn't have any of the things you bought him.

Garden of Egan said...

And the thing is......he'll leave the crap in the dirty apartment when he leaves cuz it will be so totally disgusting that even if he wanted to have it, his future wife wouldn't allow it.
Not to make ya feel bad or anything.

AND to really make you feel bad, he's probably having the time of his life!

lesa said...

Hi. We are getting ready to send one out. (Just finishing up his papers to send in)

You have made it clear to me that I should start a 'after mission' account. ;)

Holly said...

ACTUALLY, when I first got Ben's pots and pans, I didn't get real nice ones because.... well... those are the things I thought. Well, for Christmas he got a new NICE set from Kohl's with a lifetime guarantee... The others were already HISTORY and he only has one roommate. However, now HE"S the CLEAN one and his roomie is a PIG and DISGUSTING!! HAHAHHAHAHAHA!!! As far as I know, his bed set and towel set are still hanging in there. I can't imagine having 5 roommates. At least in a marriage, you have LOVE to give you a rosier picture. *sigh* Ben also has a new appreciation for the luxuries of home and budgeting. I laugh inside when he's lecturing the younger boys on how they don't know how GOOD they have it.

Just remember that he is not that far away and at least you get occasional weekends and phone privileges... a luxury you were previously without. I know... it still SUCKS! (((HUGS))) and love and I'm around the corner if we just HAVE to do lunch or DESSERT for therapy. ;D

Vern said...

That just seems so...WRONG. To get him back for 5 minutes only to send him out the door again. I know it's the best thing for him because heaven knows if he stayed he would probably just take up World of Warcraft in your basement, but still. Hope he uses that tuition money wisely! (Read: Don't major in Underwater Basket Weaving with an emphasis on banana leaves.)

Mimi Sue said...

Expensive yes. But so worth it! He's probably practically engaged by now. Then you've got another set of worries. Not to mention expenses. Am I cheering you up? Mimi

katie said...

Ugh! That's the worst!