Son2 and K just realized this week that classes begin for second semester on Monday, a week earlier than they thought, so there was a little bit of scrambling around for them. I just kind of chuckled, glad they had figured it out in time, and glad I turned that responsibility over to him. It's a relief to know I don't have to keep track of when school starts, whether he signed up for classes in time, if he bought his books, and all the other details. Hey, I already did all of that 30-some years ago for myself.
Son2 got a call this week saying he would be dropped from a few of his classes because he didn't have the necessary GPA. He and K were pretty upset. I was sympathetic, but didn't step in to handle it, didn't offer to make any calls or anything. Well, he did handle it, and I'm glad that he did. He talked to advisors, counselors, and I don't know who all, and decided to apply to the SAC (Student Accessibility Center) to be categorized as disabled so he could get a little consideration. He is looking for a little help with his GPA requirements, and also maybe some extended deadlines in course work.
I'm not sure I agree with this approach. It feels like another excuse, a crutch. But I keep thinking about the posts of all of you parent bloggers. He has a disease. I mean, if he can get a doctor to fill out the paperwork saying he is disabled, I should be able to accept the fact that he is. I know he is, but it's still hard for me to process... I'm working on it.
So, he managed to avoid getting booted out of any classes for now, and the paperwork is in the works. As I said, school starts Monday...
Our other little drama involved Son1, go figure... He texted Friday to ask if we would be home (a bit unusual), and said he wanted to stop over and maybe stay over night (extremely unusual). Turns out he had a big fight with his wife and needed some time away. We didn't get many details, but he assured me everything was fine. So, he stayed over, we had a nice visit, and then went to meet his wife for breakfast. He texted he thinks they got things straightened out. WHATEVER! He's a grown up now, but they got married very young which is coming back to bite them now. That's speculation on my part, since I don't know anything. Anyway, they will figure it out... I guess.