This weekend we made the 4 hour drive to Fayetteville Arkansas and back to move Jess in to her college freshman dorm room. Man how I really wanted to be in college again! Why can’t we go back and do it all over again!? I instantly remember the fear you have when you go to your first class and the excitement the first time you get into a bar underage. I still remember the first time a “college guy” hit on me and my first college party. How do you think about all the things you did that were so stupid and urge your younger sister not to do that? You don’t. There were so many things I wanted to tell her not to do, that I of course did, but you just have to let them do those stupid things themselves.
Everyone remembers their first dorm room and how its the most awesome thing ever! It really isn’t if you think about it. Its tiny and a twin size bed and a communal bathroom. BUT, I immediately wanted to live there again We said goodbye and of course my mom and I cried as we hugged her. I don’t care how much we fight and tell each other “I hate you” or anything probably worse than that, it was really hard to leave my baby sister 4 hours away. You could see the nerves in her building up and I just wanted to hug her and tell her how much fun she will have. Of course I told her that but she wouldn’t listen.
A sister, no matter the age difference, will always be on your side and back you up. You always have another closet to go through and shoes to wear. Even though 8 years is a big difference and don’t get me wrong, we had our fights, it’s weird to think I cant just call her and tell her to meet me for lunch. Just talking to her on the phone after night one in the dorm you could hear the excitement and the nerves of the unknown. They should really make college longer! Anyways, I will miss you baby sister and am super jealous that you get 4 years of college. It goes so fast and is really the best time of your life!