Going off to college is a major change for children and parents too. However, this hilarious coping strategy may help!
Many changes take place when one stumbles into their college phase: a new lifestyle, new people, new places and so on. While college can be a major step in life for young adults, it is equally challenging for their parents. They too face many changes with their child all grown up and ready to face the world by themselves. The most painful part is the reality of having to let go of your child and live without them as they embrace a new chapter. Angie Zumwalt (@angiezumwalt on TikTok) shared an adorable yet hilarious way she copes with her daughter moving away. Zumwalt posted a video on TikTok with an excellent coping strategy for when your child moves away to college.
In her video, she is seen with cutouts of her daughter’s face everywhere. The text overlay reads, “When your daughter goes off to college but you have her cardboard cutouts to keep you company.” Zumwalt hilariously demonstrates how fun it can be to "have your daughter accompany you." In her video, different cutouts of her daughter are seen which include just her face in her graduation cap, and a lifesize cutout of the young woman in a dress among others. The mom is seen using these adorably everywhere she goes.
In the supermarket, Zumwalt is seen placing her daughter’s face cutout on the trolley. Next, she is seen driving her car with the cutout in her backseat very much like a passenger. She is also seen dining with the cutout and even cuddling it, talking and caressing it, and so on. The mother hilariously even threw a blanket over the cutout so she’s all warm and cozy. Towards the end of the video, Zumwalt is seen presumably in her daughter’s room, with the cutout in bed and her mom humorously ready to tuck her in.
Receiving thousands of views, commenters felt it was a brilliant strategy to try. Several fellow mums agreed that this is a guaranteed-to-work technique, while others shared that they would give it a shot. @mychol84 said, “I’m going to do this.” @mustangmelis said, “You are winning. I'm going off to get one made!” What a chucklesome way to cope with your daughter moving to college! Many youth and teen parents know the bittersweet feeling of having their child go off to college. Zumwalt too shares her experiences via her TikTok videos.
In one of her other recent videos, she shared what a privilege it is to be connected with your child and be their “best friend.” The video captured the mother-daughter duo holding hands and smiling at each other while the text read, "When your college girl is your bestie and the feeling is mutual.”
Zumwalt also shared the feeling of not having your child beside you. The text read, “When your daughter is away at college and someone asks you how you’re doing.” In response, the video also had a picture of the iconic David Schwimmer who plays Ross in the TV series "Friends." The image portrays Ross’s popular sarcastic dialogue, “I’m fine,” indicating that Zumwalt is anything but fine. @erickagraziosi commented, “My twins are both gone. I’m fine. Totally fine.”