Well I was in this position myself last year. Our daughter started at the university of Portsmouth last September. I think it’s the time that us as mothers although we are proud as punch, have been dreading for years…
The week before she left, I cried daily, knowing that the day was fast approaching!! When we actually dropped her off, I think I was in shock or something but as we were so busy and had so much going on that that overtook all the emotions.
I can imagine you must be buying all your items now, duvets, pillows and all the kitchen equipment you can think of…you will end up buying too much as odds are almost everyone else will also be buying a kettle and toaster as well, so may be best to check with the others who are going to be sharing halls with your son or daughter as to who should bring what of those items!
They will be out enjoying freshers week and after a while all the excitement dies down but as a parent you will always worry and miss them like mad!
As we only have one daughter, wondered what we’d do by ourselves again! It actually wasn’t as bad I thought on that front! You get used to them not being there although you will speak to them everyday, it’s not the same as they aren’t home.
I found myself feeling sad going into her room and just cannot wait for her to visit. Luckily she’s not too far away so can visit her too on days off etc.
I’m currently loving the summer holidays as she’s home for a few months!!
I have heard some stories of parents who are the opposite to my friends and me who miss them and worry about them no end. Some cannot it seems, wait for their children to go to uni. They clear out their rooms and use for other people or uses!!!!
I was quite shocked by that.
Let me know what your thoughts and fears are…