Hello friends, long time no write. I’ve tried, but haven’t been able to reach a point where I enjoy my own writing again. But I have some news to share… so hopefully this will be readable.
First off, only because this news just happened, my doll scored well enough on the college board exam for American US history, to pass and earn a college credit; while still in high school. She’s been counting down the days since she took the exam in early May and frankly, I’m happy she passed as well. “How well did you score?” I asked over the phone. “A three…” she replied, through actual tears of joy. “I’m so glad, I thought I had received a two…” she added. “What happened if you received a two?” I wondered. “I would have failed”. She explained. “I thought I did ‘4’ worthy work, but I’m so happy I passed I don’t care by how much or how little…” She added. “Well, I’m just happy that’s over…” I replied only to be reminded, “Mom I’m taking two AP courses this year…”
Now to the bigger news… after a year of having autonomy at a college three and a half hours away, the boy will be attending my alma mater in the fall. That’s right, The University of Toledo just accepted his transfer from Muskingum to attend fall classes. To say the boy is happy about this is a ((((HUGE)))) understatement.
So, what happened? Money; or rather, the lack there of. The boy began last fall with about $28,000 in scholarships. Over the course of the year, he changed majors and lost about $8000 in scholarships. At the same time, he was unable to find new scholarships that would make up the difference. As such, he would have had to take out loans for about $16,000 to attend this fall. In contrast, by attending the University of Toledo, he’ll live at home, have access to a car and as I’ve told him, can use his bedroom as a dorm-room, provided he treat his parents with respect aka, come in at decent hours or at the very least keep in contact with us.
So this is where he stands… not happy, but resigned to what has happened. The good news being, he liked the campus when he took the tour and excited to get back into the swing of “school”… primarily to keep me from bothering him to find a job every day–or so he believes.