Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In the Home Stretch

We register my husband for his last semester of school the first of next month. He should graduate in December with his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is so close to being done I can taste it. I am so proud of him. It has been a long couple of years. When my younger son turned 3 a few months ago we were both saying that it seemed like he had been 2 forever. This semester has been nice because he has been around more often at home than he has in a long time. He leaves at a reasonable time in the morning and is usually home for dinner or at least before the boys are in bed. I wish we could carpool more often but it hasn't happened much.
There is a 7 week break between Spring and Fall Semester. He wants to do an internship at the company he worked for before he went back to school during that time and the internship will roll over into Fall Semester and should qualify for one of his classes.
We aren't sure what we will be doing after he graduates. Hopefully we will be able to stay living where we are, but that will all depend on who is hiring and what they offer him. We hope that I can stay home with the kids soon after he graduates which I am really looking forward to. It has been difficult with my older son in school and coordinating pick up and drop off at my sister-in-laws house since she is babysitting for us. When he starts 2nd grade at the end of August it is going to get even more confusing mainly because we are going to have him back at the grade school by our house and the bus usually comes around 7:30 a.m., but it takes me around 45 minutes to drop my younger son off and get to work in time. Hmmm...maybe my husband can help out a little depending on his class schedule. It is a little stressful but it will all work out. After school is another problem since I work until 5 p.m. and even when the "After School Program" starts he will beat me home. This makes me a little nervous since he will only be 7 but my husband said that he was babysitting other younger kids when he was this age alone. Others have told me that their kids have been at home alone when they were younger than my son will be and for a longer period than he will be.
Thanks for listening to my ramblings.


Janssen said...

Hooray! Way to go Spencer!

Miriam said...

Yes! Way to go Spencer - this HAS been a long haul for you guys, but it will be so worth it. Wish I was closer to help out.

Chelsea said...

Yay for Spenc! I can understand the stress trying to schedule everything at the same time would be. I'm sure everything will work out.