Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm Just Floating Along

How one day can change your whole journey. 

As I was sitting and going over some finance planning for the boy's college and looking into the fact that within the next year we will be needing to buy the 16 year old a car. Of course that creates all the finance troubles within its self.  So somewhere in that fog of finances, I found myself enrolled in the Real Estate program at our local city college. The more I sat and thought of what I was going to do in the next couple weeks since the boys are back in school. I realized now is the time to get off my behind and get something going. So today is my first day and I can honestly say I am scared half to death. I did read the first three chapters in the book though, so now I have a rough estimate of what we will be discussing. Not to mention looking up some of those words I would of just scanned over and shrugged off years ago. Interesting how times change. Of course in the past, I would of  dug out a dictionary that were so big and bulky. Now I just reached for my phone and googled the word. WOW! It was so quick and easy. There really is no reason for a person to walk around not knowing what a word definition is. 

One thing that I have found very interesting. Who I told about my newest adventure. Not very many. I don't know why, its not like I am keeping it a secret but it has just not seemed like it is important enough for me to think I need to call everyone as say hey, I am going back to school. I could probably analyze and pick this apart but in all honesty. I really don't care to pick it apart. At least not now. I am just floating along. 

Do you ever get that way? Where you are constantly worrying about this person or that incident. Who and what this family member is doing or what I need to do for them. I have done this for years until just recently. Over the summer I decided that my worrying and stressing about things that I really don't have that much control  over. Is going to stop. So my newest reference is, I'm just floating along. If someone needs me or wants me to do something or help them. They will call and ask. Until then, I have enough things in my own riverbed to keep me busy. Not only with this new journey of school but my normal mother and wife duties. Not to mention blogging. I plan to keep you all along for the ride. In some ways y'all are my diary that can talk back. I like that.  Oh well I guess.... 

Until we meet again my loves...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Was it quitting or making them happy?

Yeah... believe it or not, I may have been absent here on the blogispher. But I have not been doing nothing! Oh my,  I don't even know where to begin but if you are a parent of a school age child(ren) you know how crazy back to school can be.

The youngest has started 6th grade which in our school district is all together. They take 5 elementary schools, bring them together for one 6th grade campus (all by themselves) then split them back up for the two years of Jr High into 2 Jr. high schools. Then of course bring them back together for the 4years of high school. With that being said, I don't like it. Statistically it is suppose to be all awesome. Personally, I think its crap. You take a kid of 11 that is used to class sizes of around 25 with a total of around 75. Then you throw them together with 500 other kids, of the same age but completely different backgrounds and tell them to adapt! Needless to say, mine is not doing that well.

On the other hand, I have the teen that is a sophomore. So you would think, oh this is a piece of cake. Well put the knife down cuz this cake has not even been baked yet! Right off the bat we find out that the favorite soccer coach has taken a job at a different school. So thats bad but it gets worse. The hated teacher that I went toe to toe with last year and made to look like a donkey's ass! Yeah, you guessed it, he became the head soccer coach. So with that being said, the first two weeks of school became constant text messages of "Mom, come get me" and then the "Mom, can you home school me" it broke my heart. So the week that was the last minute to do class changes I did the unthinkable. I asked him, "Honey, what would make you happy" to not see that jerk again! was his answer. So what would you need to do to make that happen? To change classes and not play soccer. After much discussion, we did just that! I allowed him to change his schedule and not play soccer this year.

So, am I a bad mom for letting him quit? I have always said that you finish what you start. But heres the thing. If the season has not started, is it quitting? If it makes a whole year of high school a little easier, is it worth it?
No! Its not quitting if the season hasn't started. It is a decision to take an elective in a computer class that in all actuality will benefit him in life much more than soccer. It is also a lesson that people are always going to get on your nerves but you don't have to put up with there chit! There is always a way.

Yes! It is very worth it to make one day easier for my son, little loan a whole year of the very important high school!

So.... here is the main reason I did it! Do you know what makes a mom melt more than anything?

A huge smile, a "thanks mom, your the best" & for a much taller son he leans over and kisses my forehead and says... "I love mom"

Thats why I let my son quit, or change or whatever! I'm the MOM!

Until next time......