It was a rude awakening this morning when the alarm went off at 6:00 am and I realized I had to get up instead of hitting snooze five times. It's not like I go back to bed after I get the kids off to school (most of the time), but I didn't have the luxury of waking up slowly.
So I laid there and did math in my head; counting how many minutes it would take to shower, eat and make my lunch. Then I had to factor in stopping at Startbuck's for a cappuccino to sip on this morning. I really hate trying to do math when I'm waking up because I fall asleep while I'm doing it and then dream sequences happen and the alarm goes off again. So I just got up after only one snooze; it was the better option over doing math.
I'm pretty awake this morning. Band is a good start because they are working a couple of scales (D minor or something or De plane boss de plane) and it's exceptionally boring for me. I just brought my laptop in case the kids had a test or something, and here I am using it right out of the starting gate. I figured when I walked in and the teacher didn't know why I was here, I was pretty safe typing away.
This is the third year I've participated in "Take your parent to school" day. It's weird being in school. It's really nothing like when I went to high school, both with the kinds of classes and because there were only 250 kids in my whole high school and here there are 2100.
There are some classes where the teacher wants the parents to get involved in the conversation which is fun. It makes me long to be a student again. Sometimes I think the kids should go to work and the adults should get the opportunity to go back to school so we can appreciate our education. The old "if I knew then what I know now."
Of course there is the math. Okay, maybe one day a year is enough.