It looks like I may get enough funding to go finally complete the *4* courses I need for my English degree. My university needs a lesson in scheduling classes, and basically the 5000 level English classes that are required are all just about at the same time on the same day.
I've picked out two classes that can go for my two more English electives (and I'm hoping that if I end up taking these, the senior seminar and cross-disciplinary course I need will be offered in the winter semester at decent times). Thanks to the scheduling, however, no courses I need are offered mid-morning/early afternoon when I'd really like them so I could drop off Gavin with the IL's after taking my SO to work, having time to pick him up and go pick my SO up from work in the evening.
One course is from 6-9pm on Monday, the other is from 6-9pm on Thursday. I've had both professors before and they are both wonderful, and considering my performance in both of their classes in the past I don't think they'd have a problem if I was late a time or two.
I'm just worried about it completely not working out. The two days I would have classes I'd have to get up early, take my SO to work, come home, go pick my SO up from work, have him drop me off at school, have him take Gavin home, then come back to pick me up and we all go home.
It sounds exhausting just thinking about it, and then when I start to think about all of the reading and papers I'll be having to do and thinking that I can barely get any reading done with Gavin NOW, I just don't know what to do. He's super clingy, I rarely get time during the day when I'm sitting that he isn't coming over to play with the laptop or try to turn my pages for me or trying to rip the book out of my hands.
He's 15 months now and he will occasionally play with something for about 5 minutes without demanding my attention.
Nap times even end up being him sleeping in bed for 20 minutes, then waking up. If he's in my lap, he'll sleep for 1-2 hours, but then I'm stuck in one place, unable to have a book, and unable to move or he'll wake back up. (putting him BACK to bed after he's fully asleep the second time buys me about 5 more minutes before he becomes aware that he's not in my lap)
When I try to get any business done for what I sell on eBay, he seems to sense immediately I'm doing something that NEEDS to be done and will proceed to scream at the top of his lungs until I put things down - talking to him doesn't work.
My SO can keep him entertained for a few minutes longer, but thanks to his ADD, he cannot deal with him crying for me and instantly when Gavin starts getting upset if he can't see me, he will call for me to come in the room every 30 damn seconds until I finally appear. (whole other rant entirely)
I really want this degree done with and I'd really like to take classes again, but I'm just wondering if I can do it without killing myself in the process.
FWIW, the on campus daycare is only for kids over 3, and you have to agree to have them videotaped and be in psychology experiments! For a school with over 30k students, you'd *think* they'd have some sort of resources. The only student parent org is for med students. Guess they are the only ones "allowed" to have kids?
Anyone been in a similar situation and/or has any advice? (And jeeze, I can't even get through writing this post without him hitting me because I'm not kissing the kitty picture in his book, which resulted in him screaming as loud as he could at me, and my non reaction to his screaming got a marker he'd found thrown at the laptop)
Sorry for the length, I'm just so frustraited I could pull my hair out.