Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Things To Tell My College Aged Son Before He Leaves

As I mentioned earlier in the week, our son is leaving for his third year of college. At times like this you wonder if you told them the really important things, you know? Like:

1. Don't stick your fingers in a light socket. Don't stick them in a dark socket either.

2. Don't lick a metal pole when it's winter. Summer is fine.

3. Don't text when driving. Don't listen to music when driving. Don't drive when you're driving.

4. Be careful not to cut yourself while shaving, you may nick an artery.

5. Make sure your hamburger is burned to a crisp. That way you won't get sick.

6. Don't stay up too late, you need your rest or you'll wind up sleeping through your favorite t.v. show.

7. Don't forget to eat at least once a day, preferably three times a day. Remember that food that comes in a bag isn't really food.

8. Watch your money. Spending it and watching it as it goes away is not watching it.

9. Don't talk to strangers. This includes professors, students, and anyone not willing to submit a full resume, references, and their driver's license so that I can run it through the state database.

10. Don't forget to call home sometime. Call me if you forget our phone number and I'll give it to you.

So, can you guys think of anything I forgot?


  1. I can't believe that you forgot to tell him to wear clean underwear in case he's in an accident. I mean he could trip and fall and then where would he be? Besides on the ground with dirty underwear!

  2. well, Kim took mine about the underwear! But you could also tell him about eating... that ramen noodles are not a major food group!

  3. LOL! Great tips! :D I like Homesteaders Heart tip. Definitely need that one.. :D

  4. What about
    "Don't talk to any girls until Mom meets them first".. LOL


  5. What a classic list and truly speaks volumes of how we moms view our kids!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. LOL - great list!! I better save that for my son someday! You are such a wise and helpful mom. :)

  7. LOL, Nan! I think you covered all bases! Ahh..I miss visiting your blog! I've been so busy just catching up on comments people leave!!

  8. haha!!!!! L.O.V.E. this post!!! Hm...I'd love to pass these sage words of advice on to our son! :o)

    Miss ya, dear friend! Work!!!! Ah!!! I will be back and try to catch up! I really need to get some belly laughing in!
    Blessings & Aloha!

    but for now, I really need to get to's 1:47 am!!! I was doing some drawing orders and my hubby made a comment "See you in bed at 2am..." So...I wantn to get to bed before 2am, so that I can say "Nope...Of course, I went to bed before 2!" :o)

  9. And don't forget keep a sense of humor. With you as a mom that won't be too hard :-) He's gonna do great!

  10. Funny! He'll probably remember these more than the important stuff we try to teach them!

    bee blessed


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