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went to register for classes today... Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5498 posts
21st Aug '12

And I had pretty high expectations but came out pretty bummed. I intended to take majority of my classes online since well, I have a baby and no one to watch him during the day. As it turns out, mostly all online classes are totally full. Every class was a trial and error. "Is this one open? No? What about this one? Not that one either, damn". I figured since most online classe were booked, I'd find classes I can take on campus during the weekends and evenings so I can have someone to watch DS. I really didn't want to take more than one class on campus because I hate being away from DS but I ended up having to take two on campus and only one online. That only gives me 9 credits. I'm so bummed. I wanted so badly to be full time and be able to finish in four years. I only can take three f**king classes. I feel like such a dumbass and I'm letting my son down by not taking more classes and working harder to finish as quick as possible. Ugh, why do I feel like such a shitty parent? I hate being away from DS and now I have to four two and three hours three times a week. Shit.



/endrant

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
21st Aug '12

You're not a shitty parent. Is it that you really can't find anyone to watch your LO, or you just don't like being away from him? If you do have someone to watch your LO and you want to finish ASAP, then sign up for another class.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36477 posts
21st Aug '12

You arent a shitty parent.



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I know that for a fact! You are trying to make your life better for you and that little boy. <3

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
21st Aug '12

You are going to school to bettter the lives of you and your son. NO reason to feel shitty.

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5498 posts
21st Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" You're not a shitty parent. Is it that you really can't find anyone to watch your LO, or you just don't ... [snip!] ... like being away from him? If you do have someone to watch your LO and you want to finish ASAP, then sign up for another class."</blockquote>



My mom can watch him a couple times. I have class for two hours on tues and thurs and a three hour class on Saturday morning. I don't want to put a burden on her to watch him anymore than that.

~ Mommerz ~ 17 kids; Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands 4429 posts
21st Aug '12

Your not a shitty mom at all! Your going to college to better you guys lives! And that says a lot of how much you love him. Try getting daycare assistance so you can go to school? I know that I have had children whos moms went to school and I watched them and they never had to pay me. Either that or try and find other on line classes that will transfer to you liking in another online school close to you. But be very careful some classes do not transfer :S Good luck...



(btw I am Tiff's friend :) thats how I know you )

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
21st Aug '12
Quoting ~ Emily & Kale ~:" Your not a shitty mom at all! Your going to college to better you guys lives! And that says a lot of ... [snip!] ... to you. But be very careful some classes do not transfer :S Good luck... (btw I am Tiff's friend :) thats how I know you )"

This!!! i've been out of school for 3 years and am finally going back. Guess how many classes I'm taking. A whole whopping 2 and then I work full time on top of it. So you most definitely are not a shitty parent.

Little Vine Japan 422 posts
21st Aug '12

You can make up that time by taking a couple classes in the summer and easily finish in four years. Honestly, it's not a big deal! You did a great thing just enrolling. :D Consider it a learning experience, and just register earlier next time.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
21st Aug '12

Don't feel bad. I ended up in the shitter this semester too. I planned to take 2 classes on campus and one online and well child care plans fell through and now I am trying to get into at least one class online and trying to find another I can do online since I have no one to watch my DD.

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
21st Aug '12

Don't feel bad, things don't always go as planned. but now you know to plan ahead and enroll ASAP!

Xo Tiffy 2 kids; North Carolina 545 posts
21st Aug '12

You can still finish in 4 years - just take two classes in the summer. It'll be okay. And you are definitely not a shitty parent. If anything your an even more amazing one by bettering your life. It doesn't matter if it takes you 4 years or 6 years, your doing a good thing by getting an education.