Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer school prep

OMG, you guys.  I am SUCH an idiot.

This year for summer school, I decided to teach the 3-week session.  This is awesome because Ben and I don't really overlap at all, and I will be done with school the same week Harry is done-- June 15-- so my class won't even interfere with (interminable?) summer family fun time.  But it is TERRIBLE because I have to cram my entire upper-level rhetorical criticism class into 3 weeks!  3 weeks!  14 class meetings!  Are you KIDDING me?  I usually meet 33 times and show 30 speeches.  That's a lot of rhetoric for 14 days.  So, that's where I have been: in my office trying to to prep this disaster.  Did I mention I also got a new textbook, so I need to make new keynote presentations for my iPad?  No?  Well,yeah.  I sure did, and it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Thank goodness I have a grader to handle 33 hours of grading (The other bajillion?  All me).

Ben teaches on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this summer, and I am doing a whole lot of nothing in June.  Jack's last day of preschool is tomorrow; Harry's still in until my session is over.  And then it's just us.  For 3 solid months.  I see lots and lots of pool time ahead and lots of naps, too.  Ben's colleagues typically don't work over the summer, so they think he is NUTS for teaching 2 mornings a week-- how funny is that?  Meanwhile, Ben is fresh from the private sector and is loving this whole summers off thing. 

Okay, here are a ton of pictures from my phone.

Time to write a summer midterm.


  1. I am still trying to convince Ryan to go academic. Maybe I'll have him read this post. Summer "break" by myself with three small children? Not good.

  2. Tripod9:47 AM

    I love Cooper's teeth!