AOL.COM - It's that time of year again. Where did the summer go? The back-to-school ads and college checklists from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart and Target are everywhere. Parents all across the nation are packing up their SUV's or other over-sized cars with mini-refrigerators, bed linens and risers, bulletin boards, computers, printers, desk lamps, stationery, cleaning supplies, snacks and general dorm room décor and driving their sons and daughters to the campuses of their choice or at least their second or third choice.
We too will be driving our daughter up to her New England liberal
arts college with the ivy-covered buildings and hallowed halls. But once
there we will be repacking our car with her mini-refrigerator, bed
linens and risers, bulletin board, computer, desk lamp, etc. and
returning home with her and all her belongings. She will not be
returning to this idyllic setting despite the two years of visiting
schools, extra SAT tutoring and prodigious resumes and applications. click here to read more