It's May first, which among other things is College Decision Day. As you know, it's been a long road for us. But it's official now, it looks like we are going to be an Aztec family!
You know, working in higher education makes school loyalty a very difficult business, and I have a variety of logo clothing items to prove it. There's my undergraduate university, and my graduate university, plus the various institutions where I have worked as postdoc and professor. BP has different loyalties from her family and her own alma mater. Now there's a new addition, The Boy's new university. So I have relationships with lots of schools.
To complicate matters further, some of of these have antagonistic sporting relations with the others. (BP and I have found ourselves on opposite sides of a sporting event once so far. I regret to say that her team won. Though I have to say, she gloated less than I would have.) My family are all stalwart supporters of one school, but I am inevitably divided, which means I end up on the outside a lot, on the periphery. Which seems to be my usual place in life.
Meantime, today, along with parents of almost 5000 other freshman, it's all about one thing: GO AZTECS!