At the moment neither of my children is high on my fan list.
1. SPRING BREAK ISSUES
As airplanes fill up and prices increase, CJ, who was raised in a family of compulsive travelers, refuses to make definitive spring break plans. And even if he has come up with an itinerary (which he says would involve "remaining on the East coast", even though it would incorporate a visit to Wisconsin), I would have no way of knowing it because he has lost his Blackberry. I suggested retracing his steps, but on the evening the device went missing there were many steps indeed: he frequented four off-campus Greek events, three friend's dorm rooms, two taxis and the private car of a friend of a friend of a friend.
2. TOO MANY ACTIVITIES ISSUES
We won't go into the reasons that I have a bone to pick with BH, because he has only 18 months before he applies to colleges, and I want him to have the best blogosphere personae possible. But suffice it say that he has suddenly become interested in yet another extracurricular – to supplement his two sports, his two leadership positions, his love of the great outdoors and his commitment to online FIFA and three fantasy teams.
3. A HAPPY NOTE TO CONCLUDE ON: A NEW COLLEGE TO ADD TO YOUR LIST
Juniors, please note: I am delighted to report that I have a new favorite institution of higher learning – Macalester College in Minnesota. After seeing this video, I am tempted to donate to their annual fund, just because I wish I had gone there: