On Friday, we talked to Kathleen, who was going to go pick up her son from college. Her son is out-of-state and his really homesick. She is planning to fly out to pick him up and bring him home. We tried talking her out of it…did she do it?
You bet she did! We got Kathleen and her son, T.J. on the phone. She got on a plane and brought him home!
Steve asked if she went for the weekend? She said nope! She went to get T.J. She felt he needed his mom and a good homecooked meal.
T.J. is livid! He basically made him look like a baby in front of all of his friend's. He was already having a tough time fitting in. Now, it will be even harder! T.J. doesn't think mom doesn't remember what it's like to be in college!
Kathleen says he can't stay at the house, so he'll have to go back to college. She just thought he needed a break.
Slacker asked Steve if he would go back to college if that were to happen to him because he can get over anything.
Steve says "NO!" He would have to transfer. As will T.J.
Slacker tells T.J. that he shouldn't have called his mom. If he knew his mom so well, then he should know she was coming to get him, go to his college and give him a big squeeze! Slacker thinks Kathleen sould not have intervened.
What do you think Kathleen should've done? And what would you tell this Mother and Son to try mend this relationship?
I was homesick once! When I was 6. Yeah, my parents came and got me. I was 6... I went to England, France and Italy for an exchange program for a summer and got homesick when I was 13. Nobody came and got me or even asked. Hell, I even lost one of my contact lenses on the trip and had to travel the majority of the time with only one lens. Toughen up, T.J. the world is going to be a scary place if college makes you homesick! And by the way, stay away from Colfax!
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