Kids weren’t the only ones in my house who went back to school this September. I didn’t get a new backpack or a new pair of jeans (yet), but I did get the first-day jitters.
Going back to school at – well, let’s just say a “Mom” age – gives you some unexpected perspectives on life.
1- I’m really old. Not old outside campus, but on campus I’m a dinosaur. I’m old enough to be these students’ parent, and sometimes I think these kids are looking at me that way.
2- Kids have a lot of time to study. I don’t. Students are always complaining about deadlines. They don’t have kids, a spouse, and a lot of them don’t have real jobs. Enough said.
3- My brain is getting dumber. See #1.
4- Sitting in a one-hour lecture seems like forever. How do my kids do this? I’m a doodling machine.
5- I’m so happy to be at my stage in life: Married, with kids, my work, my studies, and my car! (See #1-4)