I remember being in school staring at the clock and counting down the minutes till the day was over so that I could go home, and that was in Kindergarten. Nothing really changed over the years, I just didn’t like school. My poor study habits, laziness, and lack of performance forced my parents to hire a tutor for me. School was boring. This attitude of mine lasted up until high school. I knew that I wanted to attend college and that the only way I would be able to get into someplace decent was to have good grades and a killer SAT score, so I applied myself. It really wasn’t that difficult, and I graduated at the top of my class. I went to collage had fun, studied hard and graduated Suma Cum Laude. I really shocked the hell out of people.
After my graduation I swore that I would never again step foot into another school. I was able to keep that promise until my kids came along. The very smell of the school’s hallways and classrooms where my kids attend leave me feeling queasy. School has scarred me for life. Because of school, I will not eat eggs unless I make them myself and I won’t go near Spanish rice, but I’ll leave that for another story.
My wife has decided to go back to school, a bachelors wasn’t good enough for her. She is truly excited about her decision as am I, but I’m also glad that it’s her and not me. She has my full support because it’s something she is very passionate about. I can be passionate about things too, vacations, the beach, football, my business, but not school. Don’t get me wrong, I think an education is very important and I try to learn things every day, but just not in a structured environment. She’s going to start of slowly by taking some night classes for a year(her prerequisites) which will make it a bit easier for me and the kids, but then it will be full steam ahead, full time baby for two years. Thankfully, Amanda will be in school by then with her other two siblings, so that should make things a little easier. I have a feeling that we’ll be eating Pizza and take-out for a while, which is going to be a big change since my wife spoiled us with her delicious cooking. This is only speculation though, she could very well find the time in her already crazy schedule to cook for us.
I’m sure that I will have some interesting and fun stories to blog about when she starts school (January). For god sake man, it’s going to be me and three kids.