Woke up in Chicago- went to bed in Chicago. Here’s how the day went, and some thoughts:
- Chicago has traffic- though weekends not so bad
- Went to a restaurant with an 8pm reservation- they weren’t ready for us, but did offer us drinks and gave us a free dessert. They were very gracious and the Hostess at the place was amazing! She handled everything that came her way with grace and calm. Nice job.
- We keep jumping from hotel to hotel- when I packed I should have made little packets of clothes- pawing through my suitcase is not fun
- When we were about to go to a college info session they told us that we would not be allowed to bring in drinks, so as we walked we needed to “Sip with purpose”. Love that
- We were also not allowed to bring in food, which prompted the question: Is a mint considered food?
- When attending information sessions at I’ve noticed that at the “higher ranked” schools, more kids crowd the front of the room
- Also, students tend to ask all the questions at the “higher ranked” schools. Parents tend to ask the questions at the “lower ranked” schools
- When talking about cars at school- I don’t care if kids have cars. What I do find troubling is that cars/driving was one of the first things discussed at some of the tours. What about discussing education first. I’m about to pay an obscene amount of money on a college education. My daughter shouldn’t need to ask “What’s the student/faculty ration?” That should be told before anything is mentioned about cars. Unless you’re going to Skip Barber Racing School
- Univ Chicago offers a class on aesthetics of art in the era it was created vs the era you’re watching it. If my daughter ends up there I am going to make her take the class