Today was Dante's first day of college. We got up early and drove him out with plenty of time to make it, only to discover that someone thought it would be a good idea to do road work and close one of two lanes down leading to the college, on the first day of the fall semester. It took us about 20 minutes to get off the exit, so Dante was about a half hour late for his first class. Between classes, Alex and I did some running around to get him ready for school tomorrow. He has a new pair of shoes and found a pair with Velcro fasteners so he's happy.
After picking Dante up, we chatted all about his first day and how happy he was with the experience. He thinks he's going to like this much better than high school (I knew he would), and he's already enjoying the free time between his classes. He told me in the car on the way home about how everyone at the tables in the cafeteria seemed to be sitting with people that they knew but since he wasn't good at making friends, he decided to sit on his own and get online on his laptop. He met up with some friends later in the day. Then, when we were home for a few hours he says to me, "So two girls came over to my table and sat down across from me but I didn't know them so I just kept my ear buds in and ignored them. Do you think they were trying to talk to me?" (Insert the sound of a face palm here.) Yes my son. Two girls came over to sit down at your table because at least one of them thought you were cute, but you completely ignored them so you missed out. Sigh.