Has Meri ever said WHAT exactly she's planning to study in college? (Forgive me, I missed the first few minutes of the episode.) I could get behind the idea a lot more if it was something that would help her get back into her work with youth or another viable field. And I know it's usually much better to have any college degree on one's resume as opposed to simply a high school diploma, but I can't help but wonder if this is a) a chance to escape joolry duty, and b) a way to take advantage of mother/daughter college scrapbooking kits at the party supply store.
Although, if she wanted to