Ten More Years of High School
I just realized my oldest will be a freshman this year.
In HIGH SCHOOL people!
I mean, let’s talk about ME blog-o-peeps.
I just realized…
I will spend the next TEN years of my life with at least.one.kid in High School!
Ten Years of:
- I’m freaked out mom!
- The School is huge mom!
- How will I find my locker mom!?
- Drive me here mom.
- Not the MEAN English teacher mom!
- Will I get asked (who should I ask) to the dance mom?
- ZITS! Mom! Fix This! Now!
- Drive me there mom.
- Ew. No. I am not eating school lunch. Pleeease can you bring me Subway?
- College Applications, Standardized Tests, Essay Questions. (I need a Xanax.)
- Drive me everywhere mom.
- Freshman Book Reviews, Sophomore Shakespeare Series, Junior Band Competitions, and Senior Year Project. (Didn’t I already attend High School?)
And my worst fear of all… (Mormons will understand the pain and angst of what I’m about to type…)
- TEN YEARS of EARLY MORNING SEMINARY! (Que the bad B-movie horror music.)
In the past (Pre-economy-stinks, Pre-school-budget-in-the-toilet, Pre-our-school-still-has-options) our high school started at 8AM. The kids attended early morning off-site Mormon seminary at 6:45AM. (Shoot me now). Giving them time for 1 hour of groggy, teen, sleep-deprived, yet spiritual enlightenment. I was Terrified about that 6:45AM bit.
TEN YEARS of getting up WHEN?
Here’s the kicker: Oh yay, guess what? This year the high school has eliminated about 10 programs (including business courses—I am NOT even kidding). We are down to 6 classes per day. I think that includes lunch and ‘homeroom-pretend-to-do-homework-class’. So technically 4 classes, I mean who needs all that extra fluff like Geography?
(Sidenote: If any incoming freshman fails a single class he/she cannot get enough credits to graduate without summer school. Not one single slip up.)
And in addition they will now begin classes at 9AM.
Weird? Yes. Idiotic? Definitely.
Okay back to that early morning seminary mom stress.
(It’s all about me remember?)
If they still start at 6:45AM, for an hour, then they will have over an hour before school starts. (The seminary teacher has a job that starts at 8AM.) I ‘d have to go back to get her, or worry about what teens do with nothing to do before school. Neither makes me very happy.
We are waiting to hear the outcome.
A new teacher? A later seminary start time?
Earth shattering things here.
Can I really deal with all this for TEN MORE YEARS?
I refuse to think about the TEN straight years of college that will begin in 4 more years.
You can’t make me.
Dang! I just thought about it and now my left eye is twitching.
At least I won’t be driving them to college every day at 6AM will I?
Crap. Now my other eye is twitching.
Just heard they will be adding a second, later-starting seminary class.
All is saved.
Please go back to your oatmeal.