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13 Reasons Your Kid Starting College Just Opens The Floodgates

Allll the feelings. But most of all, you're just proud of your child for working hard and making the most of life! And with Discover Student Loans, they can earn cash rewards for good grades.

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1. It feels like you're handing them over to the world!

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2. You can't help but rejoice over the fact that your laundry duties have halved.

3. You're excited for them to start becoming an adult and gaining independence.

4. But you get weepy every time you think about how quickly they've grown up.

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5. You even start to miss the stupid arguments.

6. The pair of shoes that are randomly left throughout the house to trip you are no longer in your path.

And this makes you less happy than you'd expected.
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And this makes you less happy than you'd expected.

7. You're happy you won't have to attend any more high school events where those other annoying parents are.

8. The dogs haven't gotten the memo and are still sitting by the door waiting for their best friend to come home and play.

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9. You suddenly have significantly more free time...

10. ...but you also spend significantly more time wondering how your little baby is doing out in the world.

11. You're pleased that you no longer have to slave away over dinner...

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12. ...but you really miss having the entire family at the table.

13. Most of all, you're reminded how time flies and how proud you are!

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