Saturday, January 26, 2008

A New Semester

I started my Spring 2008 college classes. Wow. I'm really in for it! I am taking Shakespeare, Historical Literary Commentary, US Literature and British Literature. My books are all very hefty. I'm going to get some beefy arms carrying these books around. Luckily, I only have two classes a day.

All of my classes will be very time consuming, demanding, and dense. I should really only take one class at a time, but I'd never graduate if I kept that pace. I also need to finish an incomplete that I took in a history class. I should be able to graduate in December of 08.

All this college stuff all week has me pretty wiped out. Ok, not really. I'm blaming college but really I have a chest cold. I don't wanna go to the doctor about it so I'm just denying that it's very bad. I've been drowning myself in hot tea, sucking on cough drops, and resting as much as possible.

In fact I was going to head to bed early last night and catch a couple extra hours of good sleep. But, no.... my oldest daughter called me at 11pm. "Moooom! I need help!" She was in the parking lot at the mall as she'd just clocked out. But, she left her keys in the store! Why doesn't she put her keys in her purse? I have no idea. Teenagers do weird things that I just cannot understand. Me, being the wonderful supporting mom that I am... I said to the airhead girl "I'm sure the mall cops will drive around the parking lot sometime and you can flag them down and they can let you back in the store for your keys. Goodnight."

Nothing like making your kid sweat! But I didn't head up to bed, I made a hot tea in a to-go cup, put my shoes on, and headed out on a rescue mission in my jammies. But I wasn't very far when she called again, "Mom! Guess what! You were right! The mall cops helped me get my keys! I am on my way home now!" Yay. So I flipped around and went home too.

And that's how I ran the Momathon this week!


Holly said...

You ran a good race Mom! And, you made her show some responsibility which is always a good thing.

onthegomom said...

OH the 11 pm kid rescue. Yep, been on a few of those myself. The best one was when his car wouldn't start at 11:30 pm on a weeknight (he was closing at work) and it was snowing AND it was single digits out. That was F.U.N.!

BEST of luck on your new semester. Your schedule scared me. :-)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

We were awakened at 5 a.m. this morning by a phone call from one of my husband's employees who had left the pass key inside the building, and couldn't remember the alarm code.

Apparently his mom never taught him the lesson you taught your daughter last night!

Ps said...

Wonder who learnt the lesson here!!!

Ps said...

And hey--good luck with your course!v

Fannie Mae said...

We must be from the same "let your children fail, it builds character" school.

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