With the first week of school under our belt, life should settle into a comfortable, but relentless pace. Sounds dramatic, even if it isn’t wholly accurate. Suffice it to say it should be relentless for the RTR and I, who are most comfortable in our house potato state.
We prefer to characterize ourselves as easily entertained. Simply entertained? Okay, how about low maintenance in the entertainment department.
The junior year in high school blew in for my youngest this past week, and with it the expectations of a cool 150 pages of U.S. History and exam each week, and a studio art class that will, by the end of the year, allow him to produce a portfolio that is quite the humdinger. There’s a project due every Friday and with the supplies and studio fee, the MoH’s plastic is about $375 heavier. Unbelievable.
The decision to take Statistics instead of Calculus seems to be working — sure there’s homework every night, too, but it’s the “easy” class and he gets that done first. Physics fits in here somewhere, but I haven’t figured that out yet. The English teacher seems to be nowhere in sight. AGAIN. I know that this recurring theme is some perverse punishment meant solely for me — dedicated English teacher and passionate writing teacher that I once was.
The English teacher is the only one of his teachers that didn’t send home a syllabus. I’ve never figured out how that’s even ethical… Okay, so, here’s my kid for a year. Teach him, but I don’t need to know anything about any of your plans because I’m just supposed to trust that you’re a professional, because you know, all teachers are professionals and have the exact same practices, right? And that when my kid begins to show signs of faltering, and he will, trust me, that we will have absolutely nothing to go on to pitch in and support him like we know you expect us to, or we’ll be forever known as slacker parents, which wouldn’t be true, but you’d think it anyways.
You can tell I’m pretty much over school right?
Between my own education, my career, my boys education…I dunno. I think I gave at the office. But I think I’m going to enjoy my job as Chief Buttress in the History and Art departments this year.