We've completed half of the first week of Busiest Summer Ever, and so far, so good!
Josh started his summer classes on Monday. He is taking Composition II and a criminal justice course this summer. Since he decided to hop on the school bandwagon after me and because I have 3 million more years of school ahead of me, my class schedules are the priority, but he's found a way to fit a couple in, too. His boss is allowing him to come in later in the morning in exchange of his lunch break, so he can squeeze classes in. When I get home at night, the kiddos are in bed and he's busily studying. It is nice not to be the only person around here with my nose in a book!
I started the first of my two summer classes on Monday, as well. The teacher is roughly my age and a little green, but most of what we are covering is review for me so I think it will be just fine. I'm a little worried for some of my classmates, though, we've just started and a handful of them are overwhelmed and confused already. We have a test next week, as well as every other week, because it is only a 5 week course, after tonight there are only 4 weeks left! Then I start the next one...
BubTar started swim team on Tuesday night. He had a great time. He knows one of the other boys from school and I know his coach because I used to teach her! He's already trying new things in the water and practicing his laps when we go to my mom's house for swimming, and I think he'll really enjoy swim team!
Last night, I had my first volunteer shift in the emergency center at the Children's Hospital. I loved it! I got there early and stayed late, even. It was fun just to be in the ER, but it was even better because we've personally been in that ER several times and having the chance to walk around and try to make it easier on the parents and patients was extremely satisfying. I just did little things; checking in on the families to see if they needed anything, bringing movies, toys, and books to the kids, transporting patients, sitting with the kids if the parents needed to leave the room, checking in at the various nursing desks to see if they needed anything, that sort of thing...but it was really wonderful. The nurses were great and seemed to really appreciate it. When I left one of the nurses said, "My patients were better cared for because you were here tonight." I'm already looking forward to my shift next week, though my feet were really beat up last night (I didn't know you could get blisters this size!) and I need to fix the footwear situation first.
Tonight it is back to math and swim team, tomorrow night it is my turn to take BubTar to swim team, and Saturday is that endangered creature known as a Free Day! Whatever will we DO? We should probably rest a bit, because next week we add in KayTar's day camp and BubTar's VBS to this crazy schedule!