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Hi. I'm Kim, 18 and I'm going to be a sophomore in college in the fall. I'm due September 1st with twin girls, but being that they're twins they could come anytime now. I've already signed up for the fall semester which starts after labor day and I have an academic scholarship to the school so the money's not really an issue. However, the babies' father is really angry that I want to return to school. I think that since I'll be living at home and only going 3 days a week for a few hours at a time (which is spending less time away from home than if I had a part time job) that it won't be a big deal as long as I have someone to watch my girls. Do you think this is a good idea or do you think that I should listen to him and stay home? It's not like he's going to be around since he's going back to school 3 hours away. Why should I have to give up my education if he's not willing to?
I think it's great that you want to go back! My boys are nearly 6 & 4 and I went back to school in 2001 when my youngest was just a year. I'm about to finish my degree this December. The hardest thing that I have found is finding the time to get homework and assignments done. If you've got someone to watch your girls and some support to help when you've got a big paper or assignment due I would highly recommend going back!
Alison - Mom to: Augustus (1) Maximus (2) Eleanor (4) Reid (5) Evelyn (7) Lucas (11) Christopher (13)
Unless I'm misreading your post, it doesn't seem to me that his opinion should be the one that matters. You're doing what you want to make the life you want for yourself and your children. You're making sure they're well taken care of while you're at school. You're absolutely right in chasing what's important.
Good luck, and congratulations!!
WIFE TO PETER
MOM TO BRIAN (6-18-98)