Friday, August 7, 2009

The Dorm Room

Several times this summer I've told Alex that there will be two single beds, two desks, and two dressers all in a room the size of his bedroom when he's at school. He kept telling me that he understood, but I really don't think he did until he actually saw his dorm room.

At least he has a nice view out of his window.

Apparently the desks are fixed to the wall and attached to each other. I'm not crazy about that, but there's nothing I can do about it.

This "closet" is about 27" wide and the dresser is 24" wide. Hello??? Have they not seen what my son plans on bringing? (I have a strong suspicion that he'll be adjusting his list of items.)

The janitor told Alex and his dad that the boys can take the beds apart or keep them as bunks. It's up to them. I told Alex that it would be a great idea to be especially nice to the janitor, as she is in a position to be a BIG help at some point this year.

Alex and Danny (his roommate) have no idea what they're going to do with the room yet, but I'm not going to worry about it. This is no longer my concern. I've had to relinquish control of this situation because no matter what I do on "move in" day or suggest, they're going to do what they want in the end.

It'll be a very interesting year.


Jen said...

Most people in my dorms ended up rearranging their rooms a couple of times before they found one that worked for them.

My first roommate told me she wasn't bringing a whole bunch of stuff, like a fridge, so I did and then she did anyway. We ended up being quite crowded.