August 28, 2012

Packed with care

Luckily, we had bright sunshine for the day that our first year students arrived on campus. A swarm of upper class students in green t-shirts roamed the sidewalk in front of our residence hall, descending upon each car that pulled up. The student volunteers were so efficient at unloading the cars that I didn’t even help much. Mostly, my role was to patrol for anxious parents and go calm them down.

You can tell a lot about students by what they bring. Pretty much every student had a laptop computer, of course. But I also saw plants, packed lovingly into the backs of small cars. I saw several guitars, lots of bicycles, and at least one set of antlers. One smart mother had brought a bin of homemade chocolate chip cookies and was handing them out to the student volunteers. You can bet her daughter had plenty of help moving in.

5 comments:

Lomagirl said...

Your uni always sounds like such a great place to work- and study!

Anonymous said...

I love that a parent was handing out cookies! LOL.

kathy a. said...

and, another year begins. love all the details, and especially the choc chip cookies. smart mom.

Lilian said...

I love the post title, of course!!! And to think that when I started reading you way back then I didn't even know Joni!

OK, haven't even read the post, but had to come and scream: WHAT??? With-a-Why has a girlfriend? Wow... times does fly!!

Lilian said...

HAhaha, comment went up on wrong post! ;)