Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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parenting college age children
I am sitting here just feeling so helpless. My DD called and was crying about a situation at her sorority house. Evidently, she was written up for having alcohol in the house. She called me yesterday all upset that someone had cleaned out the refrigerator and threw out 3 bottles of Kombucha she had just purchased. It is a fermented tea drink that tastes kind of like apple cider vinegar. The health food store put the bottles in a cardboard drink carrier that was for a brand of hard cider. She put that in the fridge. Tonight after chapter meeting someone said she was going to be put on social probation. She talked to one girl who mentioned the alcohol. She called me frantic about it and unable to sleep. I told her to find one of the Executive Council girls and talk to them. Evidently, they still have it as evidence. I didn't think about having her talk to the house mother, although, she does not really have anything to do with the politics.
I feel so bad. She is already stressed out about classes and everyone is asking her to drive them somewhere, to pick someone up, or to use her car. Use of her car by anyone other than her is forbidden by us. She doesn't have time to be a taxi service and is tired of telling people no everyday and them thinking she is being b*****.
I am waiting for her to call back. It just breaks your heart when your child is away and crying that she wishes I were there.