The Family Project

It’s a little known fact, but the week between Christmas and New Year’s is National College Application week.  I know, I’d never heard of it either, but then again this is the first time I’ve ever had a high school senior. You see, most college applications are due on either Jan 1st or 15th.  (Early admission? We don’t need no stinkin’ early admission!) and, true to human nature, the majority of seniors wait until that last week to fill them out and get them sent in.

KT had all of the “easy” stuff done.  The SAT scores, the transcripts, the recommendations, the decision of which colleges to apply to…all she needed to take care of was the writing some essays.  Our girl had carefully selected five (or was it six?) small, liberal arts colleges to apply to .  They all required at least one well-written thought provoking essay. Now, you can ask KT to do anything math or science related and it will be a breeze for her. Ask her to write a paper and our favorite perfectionist stresses out…majorly. 

National College Application Week, like so many things in our household, became a family project.  .   KT did the actual work, but the rest of us got to be the support team.  Mom…what’s the best way to express this? Daaaaddddy…how do you spell this?  (Why is it that they never ask me to help them spell things?) Will you read this and tell me what you think? I’m soooo hungry, Mimi will you make me something to eat? Can you edit this again? I need a better idea, this isn’t working. It was a very nerve-racking time for KT, but kinda fun for the rest of us.  Still, I think we all breathed a huge sigh of relief when that last submit button was pushed. 

Now all we have to do is wait until April to see what college we all get into…

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