Okay, so I am adding to my list of brave things I have attempted lately, and the newest is going back to college to finish my degree. Today was my first day, and although it came out good in the end, it didn't start out well, and it has made me very nervous. I am working on an Accounting Degree and considering another major, possibly in foreign language, specifically, Spanish. There are so many opportunities out there for fluently spanish-speaking people in the workplace, and since I am already semi-fluent, I felt that would be a good place to focus a second major, or at least a minor. My two younger children haven't really caught on yet, they don't really understand yet what it will mean for mommy to be back in school, but the 13 year old, boy does she get it and boy is she NOT happy about it!! At first, she thought it was cool, and got this great idea that we could have "study parties" and do our homework together, but then she realized that if we were both working on our own homework, I wasn't focused on HER or HER assignment, but rather, my OWN work, and she did not like that at all. I got a grand "send-off" this morning, by her throwing an ABSOLUTE FIT before she got on the bus to go to school and left me TOTALLY FRAZZLED to go into the already stressful situation of re-orientating myself with college...so as I said, it was not a good start to the day. But I made a few new friends today, and got a good start to classes and things, so overall, I think this is a good move. I am just worried that it will soon become very clear to everyone in my house what kinds of things will be changing with me back in school, and that is when things will get REALLY interesting. I am curious if any of you have tried to do this while juggling the responsibilities of a special needs child, what your successes were, and if you have any tips to help things go more smoothly and help the kids understand what's happening?????