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dc off to university, how do your parents react?

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NoahVale Mon 05-Sep-16 11:00:06

my dm was saying she is left out as she doesnt text.
she bought her stuff, assuming that I hadnt.

feel slightly taken over by Her needs.
How can I come to terms with Her ott reaction.
worried so much the day we drove dd there. called her in the evening, to no avail as it happens as dd is famously bad at answering her mobile, as she would be with hew friends/experiences going on

NoahVale Mon 05-Sep-16 11:00:53

jsut realised i should hav eput this in higher educaiton

Seeline Mon 05-Sep-16 11:03:19

Teach her to text? My Dmum is 80 next year and she's just mastered it.

Yorkieheaven Mon 05-Sep-16 11:09:46

Well we had a bloody party! grin

Tell your mother to text.

ImperialBlether Mon 05-Sep-16 11:11:15

I assume she meant her daughter hadn't sent a text to the OP's mum.

NoahVale Mon 05-Sep-16 11:14:20

good idea,
let her learn to text.
hey if my DH can master it anyone can grin

GoblinLittleOwl Mon 05-Sep-16 12:31:37

When my daughter went to university my mother, by then in a nursing home, gave her a 'shilling'(10p) to spend on what she liked, closed her hand over it and said 'Have a wonderful time and don't do drugs.' Many years later we still remember it with great affection, while wondering how she knew to say 'do drugs' rather than 'have' or 'take drugs'.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-16 15:04:08

We're just going to move this to higher education at the OP's request. <ducks back out>

trafalgargal Mon 05-Sep-16 15:29:57

A shilling was 5p , two shillings was 10 p

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