When you leave for college, you think being on your own is going to be a breeze. Thoughts like, "I can't wait to be on my own!" have been running through our minds for years. The first time you’re not sure of something or you realize adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, the first person you want is your mom. She always knew how to take care of everything, and sometimes it feels like all of your problems could be fixed if she was there. You might especially miss her when:
1. You’re sick and trying to figure out what medicine to take.
She sent you off with way too many medications, and you have no idea what half of them are for.
2. You have to do your own laundry for the first time.
Even in the summertime, shrunken clothes are not a good look.
3. Eating the same food in the dining hall is starting to get old.
Mom's spaghetti, anyone?
4. You’re guessing how long to microwave food.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm guilty for starting at least one microwave fire.
5. You go grocery shopping by yourself for the first time and realize you have no idea where anything is.
Really, it's a free-for-all.
6. She’s not there when you get back from class to ask about your day.
Something you might have found annoying in the past, but now, it's a little disheartening when she's not right at the door when you walk through it.
7. You’re having a terrible day and know that one of her hugs is what you really need.
8. There’s no one to yell at you when it’s time to get out of bed.
While sleeping until 11:00 is great, would she really approve?
9. You get really exciting news, and you can’t tell her right away.
It's a lot like acing a test and not being able to hang it on the refrigerator.
10. You have to act like an adult in certain situations, and you realize you have no idea what’s going on.
Whether it's for a job interview, a presentation or anything involving talking to people above you, your mom would have handled the situations a lot better.
Learning how to live on your own is great, but let's admit it: We would all like it a lot more if mom was still right there to tell us what to do when we’re scared or confused. Having mom around always makes things easier, and the older we get, the more we see this to be true. It doesn't take long to realize that mom is always right and that we should have paid attention when she was teaching us how to do laundry.