9 Ways the First Day of College is Like the First Day of Motherhood

ways-motherhood-is-like-first-day-of-college#9 – You have to share a distressingly small room with a stranger you just met.

#8 – You and your new roommate look at each other and think, “Now what?”

#7 – There may be many soiled undergarments involved.

#6 – You’re forced to wear identifying name tags of some sort.

#5 – You know it’s just a matter of time until somebody drinks until he throws up.

#4 – You can’t stop taking cell phone pictures.

#3 – Your parents are there because they’re excited and want to be helpful, but you secretly wish they would just give you some space.

#2 – The bed provided for you stinks in comparison to your bed at home.

#1 – You realize that all of the “orientation” in the world can’t prepare you for what you’re about to embark on.

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.