That is the question in our household these days.
It’s left unanswered because we can’t agree on the same thing…..yet.
Ever since my son’s college night at his school, we’ve been debating whether or not he should dorm in college.
My husband and I are on opposite sides of the spectrum and can’t seem to come to an agreement.
I say he dorms because it would be great for him. It would teach him so much about life. It would also teach him about responsibility and independence, among lots of other things. I remember when I was in college, I dormed for the first two years and it was one of my best life experiences. I believe every student who thinks of dorming, should do so.
My husband, on the other hand, thinks he should stay home and commute. It would save us money and he would be “safe.” He also thinks it would be more of a reason for our son to do whatever he wanted. But hubby needs to realize and understand that his baby boy will be a man in a couple of years and that’s something we both have to learn to accept. We both need to trust him and be there for him, whether we like his choices or not.
Believe me, I don’t want my only son getting into trouble or even being in a bad situation but that’s life sometimes. We can’t always be around. It makes me sad that he’s growing up so fast but I’m also extremely proud of him. He’s a good hearted person and most of the time he means well.
I know he will succeed in the future but for now, the question still stands – does he dorm or not?
What are your opinions on this subject? I would appreciate any advice!