A has been attending classes in the big city doing the part-time (PT) school thing and it's been working well on a number of levels. She's doing fine, she enjoys her classes, and exploring various interests outside of the annoying oversight of mom and dad... sort of. It's actually been pretty cool so far. One of the many reasons we looked into going PT was to avoid the grueling early morning wake-up and get out the door routine, though that's fallen by the wayside because one of her classes is in the early AM. Consequently, we have to wake up early anyway which is a bummer but not the end of the world.
One very bit positive of our early morning commute is that A is getting mega quantities of driving practice, and since it's the big city, she often has to deal with traffic. She pretty much drives every day since school started, there and back. She's getting very comfortable and she's a good driver. Plus, she's learning to drive a stick, which is a rare skill in this day and age, at least in the U.S. Another big positive about the drive is that we get to sit and chat and share quality child/parent time. It's very cool, and I value the opportunity to sit and talk just between the two of us.
Eventually she won't need me in the car to drive so I'm going to make the most of these moments and celebrate the ride.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Daniel R. Blume for the pic.