College and YSD
OH man, whle I have it pretty good now, YSD is an overall good, but weird, teen and now she's facing college decisions. She's freezing up on any decisions or opinions - I think she's petrified. She's brilliantly smart (math/science/engineering) but has been coddled by her parents forever. Never had a job (ok a babysitting stint here and there one summer when she was 12 on behest of her friend but that's it), no chores, no responsibility, no decision making skills at all, fearful of going to the grocery store, etc. I pointed all this out to DH for years but what do I know?
Now BM is taking her to allllllll the colleges, even HUGE ones and colleges with a focus on liberal arts (um, no, not her strong suit whatsoever), colleges in and out of state, close and across the country, and I'm sure she's overwhelmed. This is after she just shrugs at DH when he asks if she's thought about college.
DH last night was talking about MIT, Stanford, Ivy League! W....T....F DH! She cannot even get it together enough to take college courses in high school and you thnk she's going to do what it takes to get into those schools? She's recognized as smart, but she's never in a million years put herself out there. And I asked him, how is she going to do in an essay or interview process when she has to sit with or talk with strangers asking her questions or reading about her? She'll implode.
I'm secretly hoping she chooses a super good smallter college with excellent programs in science and engineering that is about 100 miles away from here.
It'll be interesting to see what she says, if anything, the next time we see her (don't know when since she hardly shows up here any longer).