Jul 30, 2009
Our house is about 1680 square feet; with six people in the family, that leaves about 280 square feet per person. We have 3 bedrooms; the 2 biggest dudes share, Archie, Tucker and I share and the Diva has her own room (fitting, no?). It's about time for Tucker to move out and we're stuck between moving him in with the Diva (you do remember her sleep habits, right?) or in with one of the big boys and one of the big boys in with Millie. YIKES ... so not an optimal situation.
Although being a stay-at-home-mom has many, many advantages; one of them is not the luxury of buying a much needed, larger new home, but we can and do dream about the house that we will one day buy. We even have it picked out!
So back to my mysterious phone call. It's not as exciting as you might think. I need to call the community college to set up an appointment to discuss going back to school. It's been eleven years since I was in school! I have an elementary education degree and need to see how many classes I can get credit for to get an associates degree in nursing. The sooner I can get started, the better. My goal is to go back to work when Tucker is in kindergarten. With nursing, I can work some funky shifts and still be home when the kids are home from school. So there you have it, not all that exciting ... but you can imagine how scary it might be.
I'm sure that re-entering the work force won't be a piece of cake either, but with 4 kids to put through college and sensible needs like a bigger home that need to be met, it's a necessary fork in this road of life.