We are home and I am a bit overwhelmed. The Ohio State University is a big, beautiful school. It was a toasty 94 degrees there when we were visiting. But the skies were sunny and the people lovely.
All the freshman swimmers will be living here together in very teeny, tiny, dorm rooms. A far cry from having your own room and sharing your bathroom with your brother.
Everyday Mr. 18 year old will walk by this beautiful scene, Mirror Lake on his way to practice and classes.
Isn't it gorgeous? I bet it is amazing during the Fall foliage season.
This is the Aquatic Center where you will be able to find my son from 6-8 AM and 1:45- 5 PM daily. When do they fit classes in? Well that is the tricky part, they manage with the help of some pretty amazing academic advisers.
Some of the buildings were quite incredible, very stately, old university feeling about them. Some are those garish newer building that have no character at all.
The main thing is that Mr. 18 year old is feeling like this is the place he wants to be. He fit in nicely and feels comfortable. Now his Mother, well that is another story. I only had to control myself once because I thought I was going to cry. I am just trying to be excited for him, and not let my Mom feelings overwhelm me. But that is a tough one isn't it? I know many of you have been through this already. I will be leaning on you in the next two months that is for sure.