I honestly can not believe my twins are heading off to college in a few months. Truth be told, I've been preparing myself for this moment for some months now. For Christmas I made sure I bought them things they will need like a new laptop, new bedding, etc., that they will need to take with them because it was decided by them that they would go away from home.
That said. . . they turned 18 years old back in September. They are good boys and I've never had to police them or their activities. The only real control I had was over their checking and savings accounts. All I heard was "I can't wait until I'm 18", "When I'm 18...". When they turned 18, I started to treat them like grownups. I didn't transfer money into their accounts, I didn't wake them for school, I didn't take them to their dr appointments, I didn't do their laundry, I didn't pay for special nights out with friends and I didn't make their lunches for school. It was a big eye opener for them.
Now it's taken them FIVE months to say to me "yeah, I don't like being 18." Hahhaa!! They want to be treated as a grownup without the responsibilities. Not only that but guess who's name is back on their savings and checking account?! MINE!
I'm glad I gave them a good dose of what reality as an adult is really like because now they know they have to work extra hard for the education that they are paying for.
And so it goes. . .One has decided to stay home and go to college and live here. The other is still going away. It looks like I'm not going to be an empty-nester anytime soon.
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