Aunt Renee mentioned that she didn’t think that was allowed, because he will be a freshman and she thinks that for at least the first two years students must live either on campus or at home. The way she said it made it sound like she didn’t know for sure but was pretty certain that’s the way it was. She also mentioned she was hesitant about that just because he is an 18-year-old boy. I said, very gently (because I thought about saying it before I just blurted it out), “You could just say no.” The look on her face was priceless and conveyed two things:
- She hadn’t even considered saying no. After all, he’s an adult (just turned 18 two weeks ago) and should be able to make those decisions.
- She would never say no to him for anything.
If I had to guess, I’d say that my parents had already seen the movie or knew about it and so were just as informed as we were, but they let us think it over. I hope that when I have kids I can foster that kind of thought process but still have had enough influence on them when they were younger to make sure they make the right decisions. However, there are a few hurdles I have to cross before I can get there!