At the risk of jinxing it, I will confine my “mommy brag” to something on the order of, “It’s going quite well for them.” Heh, heh, heh. As I’ve mentioned before, Miss M-mv(ii) is a high school senior participating in the local college’s dual enrollment program, and Miss M-mv(i) is a freshman. They are taking a full load (fifteen credits this semester; fourteen, next), working on weekends, and continuing with music lessons and practice (violin and guitar, respectively). This semester, Miss M-mv(ii) has also spent most Saturday mornings at a program for aspiring physicists.
They are not just looking forward to Thanksgiving. Bring on the five-week winter break. Please.
In the midst of all of this, Miss M-mv(ii) and I have been working on college and scholarship applications. May I just say? It is not easy to get all of those essays and forms complete when you’re already carrying a full load of college courses. But she’s managing. Of the three colleges to which she applied during the priority application period, all have offered admission and two have offered generous merit scholarships and invitations to compete for additional merit awards. (We’re awaiting the official packet from the third university but suspect it will be the same story.) She’s working on her application to a fourth college in the interstices her studies and the requirements of the additional scholarship packets permit.
And frankly? I don’t know how it’s all getting done, but it is. She amazes me. They both amaze me.
As for their plans, well, at this writing, I’ve said just about everything that can be said with any certainty. If all goes as well as it has been, they will have accumulated thirty-three transferable credits at the conclusion of the spring semester, and the plan is to take at least two more classes (six to eight credits total) over the summer session. Miss M-mv(i) will complete her transfer applications to the three colleges to which Miss M-mv(ii) has already been admitted as soon as fall semester grades are official, and once she receives their responses, serious discussions about what comes next will ensue.
Until then, I am collecting their “You will not believe what happened in class today!” anecdotes for a special “Advice — take it, leave it” post.