9/02/2010

Back to School

Before I get into our vacation, I would like to backtrack a little bit. Last Monday was the first day of the semester at our local community college. Matt and I are both going this semester.

Illinois has an Illinois Veterans Grant that will pay for all of Matt's classes. His GI Bill will pay us a certain amount depending on the amount of credit hours he takes. Cash money. This semester he is taking two classes. They are both mod classes that only meet half a semester. I believe he has a total of 8 or 9 credit hours this semester.

Matt is in enrolled in the HVAC (Heating, Ventalation, Air Conditioning) tech program. My husband is smart. He's way smarter than me when it comes to common sense stuff. However, sometimes he has the attention span of a fly. He's never really liked school.

Last Monday, Matt and I drove up to the campus and picked up our books. Matt also had to get his picture taken for his student ID.

Notice the guy looking at me like, WTF is she doing.

After we picked up our books and stuff, we had about 45 minutes to kill before his class started. He took me on a nice romantic dinner to McDonald's. While we were at McDonald's, he was cracking me up. He was saying if he had to introduce himself he was going to say, "My name's Matt. I work full-time. It's my nap time right now." He also told me that he was afraid the "little kids" in his class would want him to buy them beer after class.

After our "date" we went back to campus and I walked him to his classroom.


And like most of your kids, he didn't seem to care that I was leaving him there. He was only there for about 5 minutes before he texted me and told me he hated school and me. He was joking. I hope.

He came home a little bent out of shape because the class he is taking now is a blueprint reading class. The first night he came home with a whole list of crap he needed (protractor, about 7 kinds of pencil lead, 3 different rulers, ect.) He also had to do around 100 math problems. The teacher gave them time to work on it in class. It was all multiplying and dividing fractions. I can do this but if I had to do it without a calculator I would come home pissed too. He was upset because it was past his bedtime. (His class is from 6 to 10:15 and then its about a 45 minute drive to our house.) I felt bad for him but the next day I checked all the problems he did in class and he had about 90% of them right.

Each time he goes, he feels a little more confident. He says most of the people in his class are dumbasses and "don't even have f@#$#@ing jobs". He got all his problems except one right on his first homework. And he had a pop quiz last night and said he thought he did good.

I'm not going to tell you all how proud of him I am because it embarrasses him but I am.

My classes this semester, well one of them, sucks bad. But, I'm going to keep my chin up and set a good example for my hubby. So during our vacation, we were both dealing with going to school too.

9 comments:

MiMi said...

What class are you taking???
Um. Matt is hilarious. He's afraid of the little kids who might want him to buy beer?? I'm sorry, that makes me laugh, that's adorable!!

Frugalista said...

So cute, you are like a proud mamma bear. That's great that you two are doing it together. You can support each other. School is very difficult for working adults. It's a huge deal. Hubby has been going too. I feel sorry for him when he has to sit there for hours studying...but that might be me too pretty soon!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

This cracked me up. You guys are so cute! I try not to brag and praise my man too much either but he is a GENIUS. So proud!

Los said...

It's tough to get back into the "rhythm" of school once you've been away so long.

Kayla Sue said...

I laughed out loud at the "little kids" asking him to buy beer. Too funny!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great that he started classes! I bet he'll end up liking his classes! Maybe next time it'll be wendy's for the date! Love their spicy chicken.

shortmama said...

Your hubs and mine are twins...Levi has so much common sense its crazy..and the things he knows about nature and "manly" things is astounding. But hes not so great at the school type stuff at all.

WhisperingWriter said...

100 math problems? I'd die.

Jingle said...

wow, love math!