Friday, August 11, 2006
Should I or Should I not? That is the Question....
My daughter is leaving for college in eight days. She will attend a college that is more than seven hours or more away by car. We chose this college as a family with her because she wanted to go to Clark Atlanta but we felt that was absolutely too far.
The advantages of her attending this college is:
*her grandmother lives less than 12 miles from the campus
* aunt is the schools' book store manager
* cousin works in the comptroller's
* aunt-in-law works on campus
* another cousin work on campus
* she has a cousin on campus who is a junior and honor student
* More than 50 relatives such as grand aunt, aunties, uncles and more cousins live in the city.
This is one of the reasons that she didn't want to attend this university. Now after our college tour and her auditing a classroom she is excited about attending. I think knowing that she can call on family is confronting not only for her but for us parents as well.
Now after all this what colleges will she attend and finalizing that, the question is, "Can I take my car?"
On one hand, I want her to because she can go to purchase toiletries without worrying others and freely visit her grandmother for Sunday dinners. (Her grandmothers' suggestion)
But I don't want her to be seen as a freshman with a car, and she ends up driving folks around and neglecting her education. We have stressed to her that she can't drive people around because of safety and lawsuit issues. But away from her parents probing eyes, will she do what is right?
Should we or shouldn't we allow her to take her SUV? We are praying to make the right decision.