Comments for Swistle https://www.swistle.com I acknowledge my luckiness, without giving up my claim to the suckiness Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:14:21 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Sarah https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735584 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:14:21 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735584 Ikea has a great tool kit. My dad gave me one, and then after my husband “borrowed” it. I bought myself another one!

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Gigi https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735583 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:11:06 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735583 I agree with whoever above said you will figure out where you need to tweak your system in the first semester.

I’m very impressed with your preparations for his impending departure – and am sending you a virtual hug because I know it’s hard.

And as for the worry that he will only remember the bad bits of parenting…turns out, at least in my experience, that they seem to remember the better days more than the days we were crazy.

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by JenniferB https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735582 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:30:11 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735582 The erroneous apostrophe in my comment haunts me.

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by JenniferB https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735581 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:27:04 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735581 If you’re comfortable asking your pediatrician or family or any doctor, request a prescription for Zofran dissolvable tablets. It’s super handy to have a few of these immediately on hand if a vomitous GI bug hits. Last semester, my daughter woke up feeling nauseated, vomited while we were texting, and still elected to attend class. After leaving class three times to puke, I begged her to return to her room and take one of the tablets I’d carefully included in her first aid kit. I explained it’s magical ability to cause immediate cessation of said vomiting. She reported having misplaced those a previous semester and had to make her way to the school clinic where she was left in an exam room where she waited alone, vomiting every ten minutes for 2.5 hours, until the doc finally came in and gave her….a Zofran tablet…and she hobble-crawled back to her dorm room…

During move-in day, I secretly taped an envelope inside my daughter’s closet – up high on the wall above the door where it was only visible from inside the closet – containing a multi-purpose “buck up/I’m sorry you’re having a tough day/thinking of you/hang in there” greeting card containing forty dollars cash and a ten dollar doughnut/coffee shop gift card. I waited until she was in both a funk and a bind (but either would have worked) one day (and my texts & suggestions weren’t helping), to tell her about the existence of the envelope. I got to be a hero for a few minutes and she felt better and it was nice.

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Emily https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735580 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:56:11 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735580 I love your plan, because it puts so much of an emphasis on letting Rob make his own financial decisions. When I went to college, my parents paid for EV.ER.Y.THING, which was AMAZING but A) didn’t help me understand or prepare for anything remotely budgetary/financial for myself when the time came and B) kind of makes me feel guilty that I won’t be able to do the same when my kids go to college (THEY’RE GOING TO NEED LOANS). But anyway, what I wanted to say was that I think this is the perfect mix of letting him budget his own money and yet, being involved enough as a parent to be able to see where some money is going and therefore maybe steer him in a better direction.

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Comment on What It Was Like To Buy a Used Car by Cameron https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/25/what-it-was-like-to-buy-a-used-car/#comment-735579 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:54:06 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11719#comment-735579 I just have to say you are so funny and I loved every minute of this.

Also, my dad is a used car salesman (the good kind, not the skeevey kind!) and I would bet real money he ALSO doesn’t know why it takes so dang long. It seems like there is a lot of him taking papers waiting on other guys behind desks, etc. A lot of that is financing paperwork, though.

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Melanie https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735578 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:33:54 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735578 No medicine/first aid kit is complete without imodium.

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Elizabeth https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735577 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:17:47 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735577 I just want to say, this is amazing and you are so prepared. When I went to college, oh gosh, THIRTEEN years ago now, our financial plan was: no plan. I I had a scholarship so tuition wasn’t an issue, but for room and board, books, etc., I think the school just sent a bill to my mom, who then sent it to my dad. I didn’t work my first year, but I recall I had some savings from working in high school and I used that for everything else.

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Swistle https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735576 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:27:12 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735576 Yes, I’m sneaking a box of condoms into the bin with shampoo/soap/razors! That’ll be a fun little surprise!

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Comment on College Student Finances and First-Aid Kits by Swistle https://www.swistle.com/2017/07/27/college-student-finances-and-first-aid-kits/#comment-735575 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:26:23 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11724#comment-735575 Oh—I DO use my bank card at the ATM to get cash. But I think of it then as “my bank card” or “my ATM card.” I haven’t used it as a debit card to make purchases at a store.

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