I survived a scholars weekend. Now, I also have taken my child to a division 3 recruiting trip – but this weekend was for scholars and honors students. Well, we got to campus for a luncheon. About 100 people were in a huge room with round tables – we were a bit late – we snuck in the back and sat down listening to the benefits of being in the honors college. Yes – there are benefits to being in honors – honors residence halls – scheduling for classes early – among other things…
We headed to an interview after lunch. Of course, I was supportive mom, sitting out and waiting for my child. She got dressed up in her suit and was ready to go when called. There were several students being interviewed for several large scholarships. She came out and seemed like she probably would not get this interview. She said that she went blank and kind of forgot what some of her answers were. Oh, well, not a problem.
We changed and went to meet her sponsor for the weekend. Of course, we wanted to meet the swim coach as well. The life guards stopped us and said that we were not able to see him. I left. Apparently, another swimmer came and said that my daughter was also a swim recruit so that she could meet the coach.
I didn’t arrive until the next day and since I already had been on a tour – I just wandered around campus – I met a few international students. I also met a few other parents that I chatted with. My daughter was ready to go and had a wonderful time. She said it was lots of fun and that she really liked the school and program.
This is when our trip went interesting. Originally, we had asked her dad to take her on this trip. He said he was out of town and didn’t explain further.
We had the rest of the day on Saturday, so we decided to go to Downtown Disney – and as we headed over there – we decided to just go to Magic Kingdom. Morgan had a headache so we headed to see all the characters. She got pics with Gaston, Daisy, Pluto, and Tinkerbell. We had fun chasing them. We danced with the dance party and got so hungry. We couldn’t decide when to eat – but finally settled on the restaurant next to It’s a Small World. As we sat down to eat, I looked up and saw Morgan’s dad – my ex-husband. I said his name and he looked absolutely shocked to see us. He was there with his wife – the homewrecker- and their two kids and his inlaws and another doctor friend. SHOCKED!!! Well, my daughter wasn’t too thrilled because this is another example of her father essentially not telling her the truth and here he is – couldn’t go with her – but could vacation with his new family.
We are still getting over the shock of that. I hope it won’t ruin this visit – but I will tell you – this is a learning lesson to be honest to people around you so you don’t get caught at the Happiest Place on Earth.