Thursday, April 14, 2011

I am not raising a procrastinator

Last night, R started making a pile of his belongings on the coffee table. This is nothing new -- he makes piles of his stuff all over our house on a regular basis. (No comment.) But, this time, he told me these are the things that he'll be bringing to college.

Um, the kid is just a few days shy of 7 years old.

So, what does a first-grader expect to bring to college with him? (Updated list 4/15 with the stuff I forgot!)
  • His wallet
  • A mechanical pencil
  • A calculator
  • His "scientist's journal"
  • Deck of cards
  • Rubik's cube
  • His address book (has 911, A's cell #, my cell # in it)
I was instructed not to move these things -- FOR 11 YEARS. Unfortunately, I did not leave a note on the pile, so when A came home while I was putting R to bed upstairs, he put everything away. R was not pleased the next morning.

Apparently, I am not raising a procrastinator. And, hey, he has a pretty good sense of what he'll need for his classes!

Also, I think he's planning to clean someone out at poker. ;-)


sandwhichisthere said...

the boy is not going off to college. Harvard and MIT are both an easy commute from where you live. If he chooses Brown (an excellent choice for you would get to eat on Atwells Avenue should you visit) or Swarthmore or Bard that would be another story. There is also the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, crappy food and many fine brew pubs.
He will choose to live at home with its excellent laundry service, wonderful food, and no need to transport a mountain of Legos.

Kansas Bob said...

What a hoot! I suspect that some sort of iPad device will replace some things on his list. :)

Ericka said...

I love that he has an address book! And now I want to take him to a stationery/office supply store :)

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