One thin envelope arrived for Abe the other day... from one of the colleges that he applied to.
Oh, did Mom want to open up that envelope and find out what was inside of it.
But Abe was coming home from school the next evening...
But I needed to call him to remind him to bring a certain item home.... So I did. And then I casually mentioned that there was an envelope here at home for him from BSC and did he want me to open it up.
(Think, think). What type of envelope? Thin. Is that usually good news? "No", I replied. Then it can wait until I get home.
Fast forward a day and he's home and Mom is so anxious to find out what is inside of the envelope. But no, Abe is more interested in everything else that I have waiting for him, a book, a magazine....
Finally he opens it up, but then he gets a puzzled expression on his face. It's not what we thought it was (or feared it might be). But as of 10 days prior, the school had still not received his transcripts. I thought that they had gone out right before winter break, but...., or maybe it just hadn't been filed and checked off as complete. When I called the school after the weekend, that turned out to be the case. They had the transcript now and this was just a
So we go back to waiting to here from any and all of the three schools that Abe applied to. And I bounce around mentally trying to decide whether it would be best for him to live at home or go away to school. I don't have an answer to that one yet, and I don't have the options yet, either.