"I guess we're not what you'd call your typical college freshmen, are we?" giggled Thaxton Hall's newest residents. "It's just that we missed her so much!" stated James and Vera Ackerman, parents of the college freshman and only child who now claims her own parents as hallmates in her dorm.
"After she left for college, we would sit across from each other in the living room, night after night, and not know what to talk about. So we figured, what the heck, we're not doing anything else, why not re-enroll ourselves in college and be close to her again?"
After a few hastily purchased items such as staplers, trash cans and a couple of boxes of Kraft Easy Mac, the Ackermans moved in.
When asked how she felt about the proximity of her parents, their daughter Michelle mused, "It's been a little hard to hide the kegs and other paraphernalia, but we've learned how to do it pretty quickly now that they're on the same hall and everything."
Copyright 2007, R. Mejia