Life is Sweet…and a little sad, when it’s back to college
Make no mistake about it. There is tremendous pride in seeing your child successfully graduate high school and head off to college. But along with that beaming heart full of pride and that soon to be empty bank account, there’s sadness in both the college student and their parents. It’s nice to have them home for summer and feel like the house is full again. It’s fun to realize you not only love your child but you really like the person they are choosing to become. Your college student is grateful for the chance to eat at will and do laundry for FREE!
However, the halcyon days of summer are ending. Even as the sun shines during the day, the nights are getting a little colder. The tree tops are beginning to don their autumnal finery, the back to school sales and college prep sales are in full swing and vacation time is now counted in days rather than weeks. Parting can be such sweet sorrow.
But why not make the parting just a little bit sweeter? Stop in to Life is Sweet for an ice cream outing with your college bound kid. We have a make-it-yourself-sundae-bar that brings out your inner child and make it seem as though summer will never end. Or how about encouraging your college kiddo to stock up on bulk candies to last them through the worst of the home-sickness they’ll face in September? It’s a sweet reminder of the home and they’ll be thinking of you every time they crunch some Nerds or Smarties.
Maybe you don’t live in or around Keene, but your smarty-pants will be attending one of the fine colleges in the area? Life is Sweet is here to help your co-ed make a sweet transition to college living. Life is Sweet is happy to make gift baskets or deliver our fabulous fudge right to the college. How about a welcome basket when they arrive at school, complete with study snacks (like dark chocolate covered espresso beans)? Or maybe you’d like to send something in a month, when the new-ness of college is beginning to wear off, and being home-sick is starting to set in? We’ll be happy to prepare something for delivery made up of our nostalgic candies, hand dipped chocolates or a gift certificate to stop in to Life is Sweet! Are you bucking for an A+ in college parenting? We’ll be happy to make arrangements so you can send a sweet reminder every month to let your child know you are thinking of them.
Don’t forget, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to come up fast and those are the times when home is missed the most. We have a fabulous selection of seasonal candies and treats that can be shipped to your child’s dorm. As a parent, one of the hardest things I’ve encountered is being away from your child when it’s their birthday.
Your Joe College feels the same way, so pick from our incredible selection of cupcakes to let him or her know that althoughthey are growing up and on their own, they will always be your baby and you will never stop thinking of them. Life is Sweet, but it’s also really short, so make the most of every moment and let them know that parting is sweet sorrow for you as well.