I have mixed emotions now that my son is moving out to the college life. Of course I’m excited for the opportunity this move will allow him but I can’t honestly say I don’t have reservations. It’s great that this move will make him more independent but I still remember him following me around asking him to pick him up. Community college enables parents like me to allow our child to become a man without having to move out.
All I can do is tell him how much I love him, how proud I am of him and let him know that even know he’s away that I’m only a phone call away. I can blame my mixed emotions on the worries that college life brings like the drugs, and partying, yet I trust my son. The truth is my mixed emotions are truly that I worry I will miss him too much.