You know you are in for an interesting week when you walk into your office, certain of your ability to
land a book deal, finish your novel, complete a single coherent sentence, only to discover that someone in your family has been using your computer to google "Build Your Own Steam Engine, Part 1."
Note to Self: Oh god. No. Please. Not this week. You only just managed Build Your Own College and Financial Aid Application, Part 1-Infinity (and with only one serious mistake. As far as you know.)
The part of you that is laughing out loud? That is the "rational" part of your brain, the part that recognizes this for what it is: a 19th century timesuck for which some social studies teacher with a cruel streak and nothing but time on his hands has promised extra credit. Be very careful. You have something of a track record here. You have no one to blame but yourself if you find yourself at Home Depot at 9 p.m. searching for 13/32" brass tubing.
from the track record archives:
I can think of worse things you could find your kids googling.
Posted by: Executive Suburbanite | February 19, 2013 at 07:43 AM
That is because you ended up with imaginative and self-reliant kids, whereas I have the kind who believe there is always a store open somewhere where you can find Nutella at 10 p.m. to make crepes for their French class on the same night you are redoing your college financial aid applications.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | February 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM