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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Something Funny

Here's something I think is kind of funny... My daughter has applied to 13 different colleges and universities around the country - and not just the generic ones, I'm talking name brand colleges - the type that wind up in Hollywood movies with stuffy people sitting around large, wooden tables in rooms filled floor-to-ceiling with books - and if one of those places happens to accept her, I have absolutely no idea of how we are going to pay for it.


This is all my mother's fault. First, she and her other two daughters conspired and colluded - and my daughter marched off to boarding school. (At tuition time, there was neither hide nor hair of them to be found...)

Then she hands my daughter a credit card (which I only found out about by accident) and instead of heading straight off to Saks or Nordstrom and spending a small fortune on shoes like a normal kid (thereby teaching my mother a valuable lesson) - my daughter uses it to pay the college application fees and apply to every college she has ever heard of.

And the college fund that I started for her when she was born? I think there are 2 or 3 thousand dollars in it... that would barely cover the cost of applying. I don't know what happened! I blinked and she grew up.

Excuse me for a sec while I lose it...

(More psychotic laughter )

And by the way, my mother never gave me a credit card!




Anonymous said...

just curious did you say akbar? as is the arabic word for great? just currious

Retro Housewife said...

Well, I wish I could say that I knew that Akbar was Arabic, but I didn't. I thought I was quoting Bill The Cat.