My Kid at College: A Two-Week Retrospective

Nick has been away at college in Geneseo for a couple of weeks now. We’re adjusting to his absence, trying to figure out the dynamics of this new relationship. As evidenced by this morning’s text about the Jet game:

JP @ 8:52: “Great game.”

Nick @ 9:02: “So good.”

And that’s probably that for today. It’s something, I guess.

Anyway, my wife’s been on call all weekend, birthing babies, so I’ve been taking care of Gavin & Maggie in my usual shoddy manner. After getting them off to school this morning, I stopped in the basement to put on a load of laundry. The cats were down there too, enquiring about food.

Then it hit me:

When your kid goes away to college, it’s like having one of your cats die. After a couple of weeks, you realize that there’s less food to buy, less crap to pick up. But on the whole, you’d still rather have the cat.

One comment

  1. Right there with you. I want both of my cats back.

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