Launch Date

 

Ever make a lunch date with a gal-pal?  Easy, right?

 

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The process goes something like this:

  • The thought:  I’d like to get together with Gal-Pal.
  • The worry:  What if she doesn’t want to?
  • The thought:  What if she does?

 

These first three steps are repeated until either

a) the battle is lost and worry wins, or

b) we go on to the next step

 

  • The action:  It used to be by phone, then email, now Facebook. Maybe one day, Twitter?
  • The wait.  (Fingers tapping in anticipation)
  • The response!
  • The planning:  How does Tuesday at noon sound?

No, we have English tutoring.  Wednesday at 11 would be better.

Oooh, sorry.  Hang-gliding lessons.  Thursday at 1?

Nope.  Dentist appt and corresponding lesson plan: extraction of Latin roots from vocab words.

This process continues until all lunch hour probabilities have been assessed and dismissed and …

a) a dinner date is suggested so the planning begins again, or

b) the decision is made to Skype during silent-reading-hour, sneaking our special snack crackers kept hidden for just such adult moments of escape, or

c) we actually hit upon a mutual day and time – usually a month away – and pray no one starts urping the morning of.

When the big moment arrives, we announce to our families we have a lunch date and we leave:  quickly.

All that behind the living room curtain work just for lunch.  And for launch.

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I’ve been in the thinking-worrying-thinking stage for some time.  Then I took action, did a little (a lot of!) planning, hit on a date and I’m (almost) ready for LAUNCH!

April 2, 2012 will be the big day

Suzanne’s Paradoxical Paradigms: Where Life Meets Homeschooling

goes public!

 

I like planning and I like launching.

 

Will you join me at the cyber-table?

We have a Launch Date!

 



Copyright @2012SuzanneBroadhurst

 

Comments

  1. True true true! And this cracked me up:
    “Oooh, sorry.  Hang-gliding lessons.  Thursday at 1?
    Nope.  Dentist appt and corresponding lesson plan: extraction of Latin roots from vocab words.”