I have nothing on the spanking topic, but you know I use this blog for everything. I wanted give you an update on Mollie the college student. Mollie seems to enjoy college. We talk daily, not at my insistence, but with my full approval. She hasn’t made anything lower than a B and she seems to be making many new friends. There have been camp outs, man hunts (some kind of extreme hide and seek), cupcake making and decorating, foot ball games, walks to Walmart (two miles) and the inevitable all night bull sessions.
So college is perfect, right? Wrong. There is a fly in the ointment. It’s the dreaded Room Mate (RM)! Actually Mollie and RM went to high school together and agreed to room together even thought they weren’t close. They each knew they wouldn’t have to worry about strange boys, drugs or putting a drunken roommate to bed. And all that has been true. But what Mollie wasn’t expecting was the girl’s complete lack of maturity! It’s driving Mollie nuts.
Let me share a couple of stories. The first week of school RM’s mother was there 3 times! Mostly because RM can’t do anything for herself and everything is someone else’s fault. RM is whining to her mother because she was fussed at in class for not having her syllabus. “It wasn’t MY fault, the printer wouldn’t work.” She told her mom.
Mollie was overhearing all this and is thinking to herself, ‘It would probably have worked better if you had taken it out of the box and hooked it up, or if you’d gone to the library to print it like I did.’ But the next day mom came to hook up RM’s printer.
And then there’s the boyfriend. Mollie and a few friends, including RM decided to go to one of the clubs on campus. Mollie and all her friends, besides RM, did a little dancing. RM sat with a sour face saying “This isn’t appropriate.” They finally talk her out on the dance floor where she just stood like a stick looking sour. She finally just sat down. She told the girl her boyfriend wouldn’t like her being there even if she wasn’t doing anything wrong. Mollie told her “If you aren’t doing anything wrong you don’t even have to tell him you were here.” But RM wanted to leave and Mollie walked back to the dorm with her. RM called her boyfriend on the way back. This is a synopsis of her side of their 10 minute conversation after she told him she had been at the dance club.
“Oh baby, I'm so sorry. Oh baby, do you still love me? Oh Baby, I'll never do anything like that again. Oh Baby, I would never do anything to upset you? Oh baby, I would never lie to you. Mollie told me to, but oh baby I could never do that. Oh baby, I still love you? Oh baby, you're not mad are you? Oh Baby, I couldn't live with out you.” And on and on and on… Mollie says she was about to lose her dinner.
So every night RM skypes until 1 or 2 AM with Oh Baby or his mother or her mother. Mollie is trying to sleep for pity sake! Not long ago Oh Baby broke up with RM. She cried day and night. But finally she began to try to make friend and go out with the girls. Oh Baby found out and threatened to kill himself. They’re back together so he can control her completely – I imagine he’s dating and going out at will.
The best thing about all this drama is that Mollie thinks RM is a fool and that Oh Baby is an ass. Mollie told me “When I start dating someone it will be because being together makes us happy. RM and Oh Baby seem miserable every time they interact. I see a lot of my friends that seem to do nothing but fight with their boyfriends. Why would you want to be with someone if you fight all the time?” I am so glad that Mollie is able to stand back and see some problems in the dating scene. Mollie has never dated. I tell you the truth when I tell you this girl is gorgeous with a fantastic figure! But she feels no pressure to date. I know now that she will wait until she finds someone special and they will enjoy being together. I love having a smart daughter!!
Oh and one more thing, I did lose weight this week, .8 pounds. Not like on The Biggest Loser, but steady and in the right direction.