Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Cost and Benefit Returning to College Module of Marriage
Ask any parent what sound they would like to hear again before stepping off the earth into (insert afterlife/dirt nap belief here). As someone who has two little forms currently tearing up his house and bank account the one thing I could listen to for my final days and nothing but is their laughs.
Prior to kids there was no reservations about going out to eat, hitting up a party, or prolonging an education. Time and circumstance seep into every decision now and one of the biggest ones is the cost and benefit of returning to school. Not so much the monetary form of debt, but one of time. Growing up with a part-time dad who worked himself to the bone so he could provide a stable household gives me shocks each time we're sitting around their new widescreen displaying the Price is Right on a Friday morning. While Drew's Dancing Dolls (do they have a monkier yet like Barker's Beauty's?) are bouncing on stage after Wilma the 320 lbs. admin assistant from Marietta, Georgia drops her Pinko chip into the $10,000 slot, here I am having a conversation about football with my father that baffles me since I barely met that man growing up.