Our child thought that when he went to university, he was going to have the same comforts that he had at home.
He and more than two other men were sharing a dorm room.
They had 2 sets of bunk beds, and small desks at the end of each bunk bed so the adolescents had their own studying space. There was a small closet and a small dresser for each guy. There were 2 powder rooms that were shared by their hallway. His next question was about the control unit. He wanted to think how he was going to control the heat and a/c in the dorm room. My husband chuckled and told him that the hall monitor really had access to the control unit. Not every room had its own control unit. Our child was devastated. He thought it was a right to have his own control unit, and he planned on protesting. II told him that when he became a senior, he would be able to have his own dorm room, or he would be living off campus. Up until that point, he had to accept that living in the dorm was not the same as living at home, and he wouldn’t have quality heat prefer he had at home. I thought our child was going to be the only a single to whine about the lack of control units but as his roommate arrived, I found I was wrong. Each a single thought they should have a control unit to control their own comfort. As parents, the two of us all chuckled at the naivete of our children, and how they were going to do a lot of growing up over the next year. Hopefully they would learn to love what they have at home.