Another Informal and (Somewhat) Inconsequential Survey
A couple weeks ago my baby brother, who for some strange reason became an 18-year-old guy overnight, started his freshman year in college.
I cannot believe it.
More than anything else, that makes me feel so old. Not having a job, not paying bills, not traveling alone to a foreign country. My little brother is all alone in college. Which of course makes my parents officially empty-nesters but that’s a completely different post…
Anyway, I remember when I was in college constantly going to my mailbox and checking for a letter, a card, a package, anything. I always saw other girls with wonderful care packages from their parents who clearly loved them more than mine (slight exaggeration, possibly, but it’s what I thought as an 18-year-old). I decided it would be nice to send my brother a care package. He already knows that I have a couple things on the way, but I thought about filling it out with maybe two or three more fun items. Nothing expensive, but just things that a college freshman guy would need/want.
Only problem: I’ve never been a college freshman guy, so I’m not sure what that actually is. I having a sneaky suspicion my penchant for scented candles and lipgloss won’t go over very well with him.
Guys (and gals, too!), any suggestions for what I should get for my little bro? And don’t say porn! Or cigarettes or anything else gross. I’m his sister.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Oh, and don’t worry, he doesn’t read this blog.