This week Mr. Diva™ and I took a 7 hour car ride (separately, cause Mr. Diva doesn’t drive as well as me) to drop our daughter, Marielle, off at SUNY Canton. The staff laughed as we unloaded her
crap belongings onto the curb. She had 2 full carloads of stuff. And then she sent me to Walmart FOUR TIMES for more things. And yes, Mr. Diva™ was carrying on about all the money I was spending. But not to worry…I ignore him most times. He was just standing there shaking his head and dying of embarrassment.
Originally Marielle was to scheduled to dorm with two girls…sharing 3 beds, 2 closets and 2 desks. She was in tears. Marielle has two custom closets at home crammed with all the latest fashions. So what do I do? I call the school dorm assignment person and tell them the truth—that my daughter is in tears and doesn’t want to go to college, because SHE HAS TO SHARE A CLOSET. Seriously. I asked the woman not to laugh, but she said she had the same problem with her own daughter the year before. And then she fixed our “problem.” Marielle was given a double room, however, her new roommate decided not to dorm at college this year.
We arrived to find a hideous medium blue painted room…ugh! But not a problem…with the mass inventory of fabric in my stash, I fixed that! I hung zebra and hot pink fabric as wallpaper, added curtains to the windows and closets, arranged her clothes on hot pink Huggable Hangers and coordinated EVERYTHING (cause I’m anal like that).
I even draped hot pink chiffon fabric across a long wood beam, but they made me take it down…something about it being a fire hazard. Whatever. Now I need to make her some pink and black vinyl embellishments with my Silhouette. Beyond her name, what else should I make in vinyl for her?
I wish Marielle would take more pictures so you can all see the other half of her room. But of course, she’s too busy at “frat parties” already. Typical teenager.
Within the next few weeks the college will consolidate the room and she will get a new roommate. Let’s hope the new roommate doesn’t show up with a purple comforter and ruin the whole color scheme. Only kidding. If she does, I’ll just buy her a new pink comforter for Christmas. Brilliant? Heck, in the worst case, I’ll just have to take down half the fabric from the new roommate’s side of the wall. Crossing fingers.
By the way…at age 48, I finally got to sleep in a dorm room for the first time (as the hotels were sold old the second night). That was an experience sharing a bathroom with 6 girls.
And for those who are curious, Marielle is studying Mortuary Science…yep, she wants to be a Mortician/Funeral Director. I know…you are probably thinking that’s creepy. But it’s the perfect job for her as she won’t have to be behind a desk all day. Plus, she can do Grief Counseling and has just the right amount of empathy to help families through their darkest hours.