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Freshman Orientation
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:00:54 AM »
So last Thursday and Friday we went up to TAMUC with my son for Freshman Orientation...he went up early for his football physical and whiz quiz.

We got up there Thursday afternoon (its only an hour from the house) only to discover we didn't actually need to be there on Thursday...got up early on Friday and drove up...they served us breakfast :) He got to stay in the dorms overnight, he did not sleep a lot...

Turns out my son is going to be a Physics Major with a Minor in Coaching (who knew you could minor in coaching?) and he will get his teaching certificate while he is there, so he can use his Major and his Minor when he gets his first coaching gig :)

Most of Friday was a waste of time from my perspective, I guess the sessions for the parents were for the parents who did not read anything prior to coming to orientation, because they did not teach me anything new...the one session that was new info was from the Campus Police Department, they told us what the highest % crime was (theft) and suggested ways for the kids not to be victims of theft. They also talked about the apps they had for the kids, to help keep them safe, one was a "warning" app, that will send out notices if something bad is happening (tornados, active shooter), so that was pretty cool, the other was a virtual "blue light phone" (apparently they have blue light phones around campus that ring straight into the cop shop).

All in all though, it was a good long weekend, I got to see my boy interact with his new team mates, his academic advisor, other students, most of the coaches were at a clinic a few hours south, so didn't get to see any of those. It is definitely weird though, seeing your boy who you had to remind to brush his teeth everyday becoming a man :P
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Freshman Orientation
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 08:26:59 AM »
Hows momma taking it?

I played video games with my son online to seem closer. When Tyler left it was our baby, our youngest child, so it was kind of abrupt with the no more toting kids/ players around, things like that.
After being involved in youth racing and football since 2001 we found ourselves with not a lot to do on the weekends. as much as a grind the weekends were we realized very quickly we missed watching our kids playing.

Enjoy the ride my friend, not a lot of kids get to do what yours is.
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Re: Freshman Orientation
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:27 AM »
So far, she is taking it well...and he is only going to be an hour away...

We are debating sending a gaming console with him...at least for the first semester...he will have so much going on, and it is all going to be new...the team "clubhouse" has a pool table, ping pong table, foosball and 3 or 4 gaming consoles...I think the coaches want to keep them from getting in their own heads :) We shall see, if he doesn't red shirt, we are going to get season tickets and a tail gating spot...
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Re: Freshman Orientation
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 01:42:41 PM »
So far, she is taking it well...and he is only going to be an hour away...

We are debating sending a gaming console with him...at least for the first semester...he will have so much going on, and it is all going to be new...the team "clubhouse" has a pool table, ping pong table, foosball and 3 or 4 gaming consoles...I think the coaches want to keep them from getting in their own heads :) We shall see, if he doesn't red shirt, we are going to get season tickets and a tail gating spot...
We sent Tyler with his so I could play but also he was in summer 1 and 2 so he had an easy time adjusting and a pretty light schedule.

Robert

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Re: Freshman Orientation
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 01:48:34 PM »
Enjoy the ride my friend, not a lot of kids get to do what yours is.

This ^.

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