Thought Catalog: Repurposing Your College Kid’s Bedroom

Posted June 5, 2014 by jimhigley


I’m proud to be a featured Parenting Contributor on Thought Catalog. If you haven’t heard of Thought Catalog, it’s “one part diary, one part humor, one part intellectual musings, one part sentimentalism, one part pop culture, one part experimentalism. It is a mixed bag of content from many different voices, from writers who have been published by the likes of Slate, The New York Times, The Paris Review…”

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Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 6.59.43 AMMy girl is snuggled up in her bed, sleeping soundly under her favorite Pottery Barn comforter. With four feathery pillows surrounding her head, a collection of treasured photos on her nightstand, and two beloved stuffed animals sitting nearby on a shelf. Looking over her. As they always have.

It’s her first night home from college after a long, challenging semester.

“I’m so happy to be home, Dad,” she said to me before we all turned in for the night. She looked so peaceful and content. Just like she used to when she was a little 4 year-old in a Cinderella nightgown, with the smell of toothpaste on her breath, ready to crawl under the covers.

“Sleep tight,” I smiled to her as I shut the door. And then I looked up to the ceiling and breathed a sign of relief realizing how close I just came to pulling a huge daddy blunder. (READ MORE…)

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