This weekend, the hubs and I spent hours discussing college applications with our eldest boy.
And, knowing what I know now? Imagine the kick-ass personal essay I'd write for the Common Application! Image the clever twists my answers to the classic supplemental essay (Why College X?) would take? Image how much more time I'd spend studying, interning, learning MORE STUFF if I actually GOT IN somewhere and WENT BACK.
But, I like to think the other kids at home would miss me. And I real don't want to give up the hubs as my #1 best roomie :)
So, instead, I research and debate and absorb all of that thrilling anticipation. Then I open my latest YA manuscript and pour all that desire into my characters' hearts.