Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Time and all the Implications

Who invented summer school? As a parent with LOTS of little children, summer school was a Godsend. It gave my kidlets something to do. At one time, summer school was free, and it consisted of "enrichment" classes. My children LOVED going to summer school - and I LOVED them going because that freed me up to tackle the jobs only a mother can do without multiple interruptions. You know, like wash diapers, toilets and eating bonbons.

Well, the children are gone, and I have gone and enrolled in my schools spring/summer terms. What am I thinking? Summer is supposed to be a time to relax and enjoy the grass growing between my toes and eating home-grown tomatoes. Also it is a time to CATCH-UP with life.

But then what am I thinking? Am I being selfish? I have had a long run where I have been able to do whatever I wanted during the summer months (let's imagine that is a true statement!) - while countless men and women each day, have to go to work - with no summer off to relax and enjoy green toes and rotten tomatoes.

OK - I admit it - I am whining because nine credits in seven weeks is more time consuming than I expected. I knew it and did it anyway - the reasoning was excellent. But doubts are finding a way into my mind and heart regarding this decision.

Why won't someone just give me a home-grown tomato and put me out of my misery? Heirloom preferably, please?


Karen said...

I hear ya! I LOVE summer and all of it's goodness and now that I'm a mom I enjoy it more. However, Clint is going to school this summer and it has put a bit of a damper on things this year, or it just means I have to do a lot on my own, I shouldn't complain.
The weeks will FLY by and before you know it it'll all be done. And just think how much closer you are to graduating b/c you sacrificed a bit. (I know it doesn't help though) =) We're proud of you and all you are trying to do!

Lance Kristi and Trey said...

Haha. That's funny. At least in my one summer experience at BYU I felt like the professors were more laid back and leinent during the summer, after all, they want a vacation too:) Good luck and hang in there:)