We are fortunate to live in a city with a well respected university. My son is a junior, and commutes about 45 minutes to get to class. Because of the in-state tuition rate, we are able to pay for his college education without any loans or student aid. We can do this because my son lives at home, saving us the cost of student housing. My husband and I agree that my son should not have to work if he chooses not to, as long as he focuses on school and keeps his grades up. We are also trying to teach him how to make smart financial decisions. He graduated with highest distinction from Jr. college, and has no desire to live on campus.
However, some friends of ours think that our son should be living on campus, even going as far as saying we should buy him a house near campus. They have brought it up several times, and each time we have told them clearly that we have made the right decision for our family.
Saturday night we met them for dinner, and they once again brought it up, even going as far as to show my son a picture of a girl who is looking for a roommate at the college. Again we stated that we have made a decision that works for our family.
i am irritated, because I feel like they are overstepping their bounds by trying to change a decision that they have no part of.
Am I over reacting? What should I say next time they bring it up?