Before I Go To College – #AskAwayFriday With The Teenager


So this week has been one of playing catch up and trying to pull myself out of my after vacation laziness. In the huff of it all I totally neglected to schedule a blogger to blogger swap. So, I had to get a bit creative. For this week’s #AskAwayFriday I am answering questions from The Teenager who is set to leave for college within the next few weeks. I told him he could ask anything about what he needs to know whether it be funny, serious or simply curiosity. So, let’s see what The Teenager had for me to answer…

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This wouldn’t be a swap with a Teenager if he didn’t send his question by text image…LOL Of course he did…so here are the questions from The Teenager:

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**PLEASE NOTE the battery level of his phone as he did this…LOL

1) I would say to keep at least $20 on you at all times along with your Debit Card. I wouldn’t carry anymore than that because not only does it tempt you to spend a bit more but I just don’t think it’s safe. I don’t even keep cash on me at all most of the time.

2) LOL..he knows I like to eat out but to save money, especially on a College Freshman income (which means what we send him…LOL) I would definitely say eat it and cook or in your case microwave as much as possible. Also use your meal plan as much as possible.

3) Hmmm… $5 – $10. I don’t think you need much since you will have a meal plan AND you are on campus. You could also have your favorite Pop Tarts and such handy in your room.

4) I think that would be really dependent on the class and what your testing schedule is for each class. You don’t want to become overwhelmed but you also want to be certain you are prepared with each days knowledge. I think 2 hours maybe 3 times a week would be good. You can adjust when you have test, papers, etc. due.

5) LOL – Oh he is trying to be funny because I can never pick a favorite! It would definitely be a 3 way tie between Outback, Olive Garden and PF Changs.

6) Awww! xoxox As often as you want as long as it doesn’t hinder your studies or Marching Band commitments. I wish everyday like always :/

7) I honestly don’t know. I am not good with emotions. I always feel the sadness but showing it is an entirely different thing. I know most Moms would say yes without hesitation but you and I both know I am more likely to give you a hug and just tell you to make sure you call and text me. I may cry later when I’m alone.

8) Hmmm… I know you are already planning out you every free moment to hang with friends and band family so I would hop at least twice a month but as long as you stay in contact with me by phone and text I would understand if you couldn’t.

9) Ramen Noodles?  LOL – I don’t want you to eat those too often because they have a lot of sodium them but I know that you will probably rely on them for quick snacks/meals so i would say buy a case at Costco or some other bulk shopping center. **Most likely I will be sending them to you so you don’t really need to worry about it 🙂

10) Okay I asked and he meant to type “What was YOUr (as in my) GPA in college?” I guess he was rushing since his phone was about to die…LOL

I had a 4.0 GPA through College but that took an extreme amount of work, studying and dedication. Not to mention I am a student at heart. I want you to strive for YOUR best not Mine. So if your best is a 3.5 than I will be just as happy as I would be with a 4.0. That said, if I know that you are capable of a 4.0 then I expect you to reach your full potential.

This was kinda fun and I had a blast taking a peek into The Teenager’s brain for a bit!

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20 thoughts on “Before I Go To College – #AskAwayFriday With The Teenager

  • ssgannett

    This was awesome! It is funny, I rarely keep any cash more than maybe a fiver on me, but then again, I rarely leave the house! LOL! While mine did not go to college, he just moved out on his own, we still text at least every 3-4 days. When he gets done working his week on 3rd shift, he gets like 5 days off, and that is when he will pop by for a visit for several hours or take me to lunch! 🙂 They will always need their momma's, even the boys! LOL! Have a great week, Tiffany!
    My recent post #AskAwayFriday with Dana from Kiss My List!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Stacey! It was fun answering his questions…and getting a glimpse into what he was thinking about. So far he calls everyday and has said he misses home so Momma is happy.. 🙂

  • upliftingfam

    Great questions and answers TIffany. I personally don't carry a ton of cash on me anymore. I am always worried about someone trying to take my wallet. If they take my cash it is gone but if they take my debit card, they might get away with something for a short amount of time but I can get it cancelled.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Christy! I don\’t really either but after needing it a few times I keep at least $20 plus I know he may need some for certain parts of the campus life…LOL I\’m a debit card gall all the way. You\’re right…cards are so much easier to not only cancel but maybe have the stolen money returned.

    • MrsTee Post author

      I did too…he actually out a bit of thought into them! I thought it was going to be a bunch of joke type questions…he always surprises me 🙂 I didn\’t cry but the emotion was stirring. I still can\’t used to not hearing him singing and laughing around the house.

      LMBO – yeah I\’m what you could call a forever student… or a Nerd! LO

      Thanks so much for coming by Aubrey xoxo

  • tamaralikecamera

    What a cool idea!
    I wonder if I'd cry. My mom waited until I had left for college. And I waited until she had dropped me off and left before I cried.
    And here I am freaking out about kindergarten.
    I wish I could study less than 7 days a week. I was a nerd then and I'm a nerd now!
    My recent post Well, Happy Birthday To Me! Love, Cassidy.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! I was in a pinch for a partner and he was asking me random stuff and I asked if he wanted to be a part of a post and he said sure…LOL I didn\’t cry at the cooled and haven\’t cried just yet but my emotions are a bit raw…I can\’t believe he isn\’t here. The\’s my joke buddy and singing partner for all radio songs! LOL – 😀 #NerdGirsRule

    • MrsTee Post author

      Isn\’t it so surreal at this point…when there are so few days left? I am dreading that dorm room drop-off and check-in. I know I am really awkward in emotional situations and I just can\’t guess how I\’m going to react.

      That\’s some really great advice! Thanks so much for coming by and I wish you and your daughter the best!

    • MrsTee Post author

      HI Jennifer! Thanks, I\’m so happy you came by 🙂 It all came up so fast it seems like just last year he was starting Middle School. yes, Good Luck to you as well!

  • Sonya K

    This was such a great swap.You were a great student in college. I only earned a 4.0 one semester in college. I use to like eat eating at P.F. Changs but once we got a Pei Wei we never went back. My husband and I taking our food home and Pei Wei has almost the same menu as P.F. Changs and it's quick takeout option.
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Sonya! That was one of the hardest things to maintain I was a full time student, full time paralegal intern and bran new Momma…but with the help from my Grandmother and her support I made it. Our nearest PF Changs is more than an hour but I usually sub with Panda Express… 😀

  • becominneurotic

    What a great swap idea! Since I went to college a little later in life, my experience was a bit different than most, but my best advice would be: Don't stay locked into something you're not enjoying. If your major is engineering but you absolutely despise all of your core engineering classes, you should meet with an advisor and reevaluate. Sooner rather than later is best, especially financially speaking, but truly, you shouldn't stay with a major that isn't making you excited.
    Can't wait to swap with you next week, Tiffany! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! I had to think up something at the last minute…LOL I knew he had questions so I figured it would work 🙂

      I agree with your advice completely! I did that and ended switching later in my degree which was annoying and added time to my studies.

      Me Too! Talk with you soon!