Friday, August 23, 2013

In Which I Note Differences Between My Two College Students




 Clara left for school having worked her way methodically down her list of preparations, from the neatly bagged ingredients for tea loaves to be baked in the dorm (above), to laundry detergent, to a custom mending kit with the right colors of thread.

On the other hand, Felix got himself off to school for his senior year while we were gone, catching a ride with a friend. Today he called and asked if we could bring him a bed, and maybe a mattress too.

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Vive la difference! You love them both!
A good illustration of how God loves us in all our different ways of being.

Lisateresa

Lisa Beth W. said...

Now, THAT is funny! :)

Polly said...

Oh, I'm laughing! Love this. I am more Clara; my little sister is a Felix. I love how God creates us all so differently. Viva la difference.

jill klase said...

Very funny. There are times I will ask my son (25) do you need this, that or the other. A few times the look on his face is priceless...like why didn't I think of that. Maybe it is a male/female thing. LOL
blessings, jill

ALoadofOldTat said...

That is so funny.

Rose said...

He's probably been sleeping in a bird's nest until this week ... when, when, umm ... a big wind came and blew it away! Is that right Felix?

PS I don't see a recipe here for 'tea loaves'.

Fiona said...

My second daughter has just installed an app on her ipad to help pack for a little 2-night excursion in 4 days time. A much better option, in her mind, than finishing her school assignments due before the excursion .. sigh. Love the idea of baking at college.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Love it!,,,,

jeana said...

Ha! Love it!

Mother B said...

I think it is a male/female thing. This made me lol!! Sounds just like my house :)

thecurryseven said...

That's very similar to the experience I had sending my oldest boy and oldest girl off to college. My daughter had lists and wanted to be sure she had exactly what she needed. My son, when I finally asked him about supplies and such, said, "Oh, I guess I need stuff. Here's the list they sent." Handed the list to me and went off on his merry way.

Hana - Marmota said...

It made me laugh, too... although I disagree with those who say it's a male/female thing. Sometimes, I'm a Clara, sometimes I'm a Felix. And so is my father.
Still makes me laugh. You wrote it perfectly: it's a perfect little compact story.

Holly said...

Rose,

I went to Anna's Baking topic in her topic list - and found the recipe.

Here you are: http://pleasantviewschoolhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/fruity-tea-loaf.html

Anna, maybe it's time for a Recipes tab? ;)

Anna said...

Holly, thanks for digging that up. Rose, you ought to bake up a tea loaf. So good with butter!

Rose said...

Thank you Holly! I don't know what I typed in the search box but I didn't get that result.

kath said...

I laughed when I read this because it sounds like my children. My daughter and one of my sons are planners who make lists and are neat and organized, and the other two sons subscribe to the "flying by the seat of my pants" philosophy of life! Yet - it all works out in the end, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

My son was accepted into a PHd. program last Spring and waited until the last minute to find a place to live. My daughter, a junior in college, found a new place to live early before the end of last semester. He is first born and took his time being born and she born so fast that her father nearly missed her birth!

Lisa said...

This is a reminder that I did intend to bake that tea loaf, once upon a time.

Lisateresa

Laura said...

I can't say how much I love this post.

Jen said...

HAHA! I have two like this too-but they are opposite! Our daughter is the free spirit who just flies by the seat of her pants. Our son is the methodical planner who prefers not to leave ANYTHING to chance! Wishing them both a GREAT year!

Rose said...

Anna said...
Holly, thanks for digging that up. Rose, you ought to bake up a tea loaf. So good with butter!


Yes thank you Holly and Anna for the recipe. I finally got around to making this yesterday, it's lovely, quite different from a regular fruit cake. I used an infusion of green and berry teas, macerated the fruit for three hours and reduced the sugar to 150g. Delicious!

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