Not a word, I ever really wanted to become know by. Lately that is all I seem to hear myself do. Don't you need to be studying? Have you done your personal statement yet? Are you ever going to finish your application? Nag. Nag. Nag.
Before you start cheering for my Hubby to run for it. Lets step back and think about this for a moment. How the spouse of anyone going for higher education or waiting through the hiring process of a new job feels. Well I will tell you.... it feels like we are in a car headed somewhere but we can't drive, we can't navigate and we can't even fill the car with gas. We can just sit and hope from the back seat that you are taking care of everything. Sure, we can spell check and fill in where you grew up along your date of birth on all of the applications, but we can't study for you. All we feel we can do is remind. Like you need a reminder....right? Well, we do, because we are freaking scared that the car is going to crash, or run out of gas or even lose a tire! And we can't do a thing but backseat drive!
Getting the picture. Good, because I think I over did the driving the car analogy. Every little detail depends on you and we know it. And it is scary.
Okay. Hold on to your hat. Sure. I can go back to school and get my masters. Not to brag but I am pretty good with school. Books and me get along. ;) And I LOVE to learn. So the future isn't all on one spouse, so don't get me wrong. But when we talked about starting a family, WE wanted to do it. We wanted to raise them and be their influence not the day care or sitter. So here we are splitting up the duties like most of you. My hubby does AMAZING. He is a great dad. You can tell because as soon as he comes home he gets bombarded with chatter about our day, asked if he wants to play and I get asked where he is all day long. They don't always understand why he can't play because of work or studying but they get told he is working hard for all of us.
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